Category: Education

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Technology in the Classroom Professor Curtis Ho Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology – The Learner Awakens

Professor Curtis Ho of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa explores how students use multiple tools, including gaming, robotics and virtual learning environments, for both formal and informal learning.

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Kotoba Miners James York, Tokyo Denki University, Computer Assisted Language Learning

Kotoba Miners – Gaming and Language Learning

James York discusses his Kotoba Miners project which brings together English-language and Japanese-language learners in a cooperative virtual language learning environment.

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Professor Christine Coombe ELT TESOL Arabia Dubai

Best Practice in ELT: 10 Traits of a Highly Effective Teacher

Dr Christine Coombe of Dubai Men’s College explores the 10 characteristics that she finds essential for success in the classroom and in educational institutions.

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Dr Richmond Stroupe JALT Learner Autonomy Language Learning

JALT, International Programs and Learner Autonomy

IAFOR International Director of Programme for Language Learning, Professor Steve Cornwell interviews Dr Richmond Stroupe about his work with JALT and Learner Autonomy.

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Tan Tarn How National University of Singapore

Public Policy, Interdisciplinarity and Arts-Activism

IAFOR President, Dr Joseph Haldane, discusses Public Policy, Interdisciplinarity and Arts-Activism with Tan Tarn How of the National University of Singapore.

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Paul Lowe Photographer London College of Communication

Learning Strategies in Practice-based Courses

Professor Steve Cornwell interviews IAFOR Keynote Speaker and award-winning photographer Dr Paul Lowe of the University of the Arts London.

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The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Education Conferences

IAFOR, Conferences and Education

IAFOR International Directors of Programme Professor Sue Jackson of Birkbeck, University of London and Professor Barbara Lockee of Virginia Tech sit down for a conversation about IAFOR and education.

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Empowering Learners Dr Yvonne Masters

Empowering Learners and the Power of Words

In this follow-up interview to her Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Education 2015 (ACE2015) Dr Yvonne Masters sits down with ACE2015 Conference Chair, Professor Sue Jackson, to discuss learner empowerment.

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Executive Director Nobuo Sato Harvard Business School

The Changing Focus of MBA Programs in America: Leadership Education at Harvard Business School

Nobuo Sato, Executive Director of the HBS Japan Research Center in Tokyo, examines the changes taking place in HBS MBA leadership education over a 15 year period, and the shifting focus of MBA programs in the US.

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Equality in Education University of Brighton

Challenging Practices – Imagining Spaces of Empowerment and Participation

How can education contribute to greater equality, and how we can begin to imagine more democratic and empowering spaces in education?

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Technology in the Classroom Professor Curtis Ho

Content Creation and Technology in the Classroom

Professor Ted O’Neill sits down with Professor Curtis Ho of University of Hawai’i at Manoa to discuss technology in the classroom, open educational resources and content creation.

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Professor Mimi Bong Educational Psychology Motivational Beliefs

Context-Specific Motivational Beliefs: Determinants of Adolescent Learning & Self-Regulation

In this presentation, Professor Mimi Bong argues for the importance of context-specific motivational beliefs in the self-regulation and academic performance of adolescent learners.

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Professor Fergal Finnegan Maynooth University

Come build in the empty house: Reimagining Democracy and Education in a Time of Change

Dr Fergal Finnegan makes the case that technological change and new political and cultural formations have opened up the possibility of novel and empowering forms of reflexive action.

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IAFOR International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

IAFOR – International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) brings together influential academics and decision-makers from around the globe who have one thing in common: a desire to make a difference.

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Professor Steve Cornwell Interdisciplinary Studies Osaka University

Teacher’s Challenges, Accomplishments & Recognition

How are teachers rewarded? What challenges do they face? Who are their role models? Professor Steve Cornwell discusses these issues at The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014.

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The Flynn Effect New Education Paradigm David Passig

The Flynn Effect, Technology and the New Education Paradigm

Though the future may seem bleak, Professor David Passig remains optimistic and confident that human society will continue to evolve into something greater with the aid of future technologies.

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IAFOR Technology in the Classroom Professor Ted O'Neill

A Message from IAFOR Technology in the Classroom Conference Chair, Ted O’Neill

Professor Ted O’Neill explains how IAFOR’s conference programmes in technology and education encourage scholars and practitioners to reflect on both the positive and practical implementations of technology in teaching and research.

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Professor Donald E. Hall Interdisciplinary Education Lehigh University, USA

Interdisciplinary Education as Our Best Hope for the Future

Donald E. Hall explains the essential need for interdisciplinary education in the liberal arts and sciences – especially as informed by the humanities, the social sciences, the visual and performing arts and cultural studies.

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John Hope Associate Dean University of Auckland International Education

International Education

In this interview Dr Haldane and Dr Hope discuss the importance of international education and how, with proper care and attention, it can help change the world.

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Professor Baden Offord Cultural Studies Human Rights Southeast Asia

Through the Looking Glass: Home, the World and the Anthropocene

Professor Baden Offord draws on his cultural studies and human rights research to explore the compelling question of co-existence in the Anthropocene.

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Dr Monty Satiadarma Tarumanagara University Indonesian Education System

Concerns over the Indonesian Education System

“The issues with education in Indonesia are complex but addressing them is vital for the proper development of society. When teachers do not or cannot deliver quality instruction it has a noticeable and debilitating effect on students.”

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Professor Sue Jackson (Birkbeck, University of London, UK).

Transforming and Changing Education

Professor Sue Jackson, Pro-Vice-Master for Learning and Teaching and Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender at Birkbeck, University of London, discusses the transformative power of education with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane.

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Professor Penny Jane Burke Roehampton University

Transforming Pedagogical Spaces: Knowledge, Becoming and Belonging

In her Keynote Presentation at The European Conference on Education 2014 (ECE2014) Professor Penny Jane Burke explores possibilities for developing “transformative pedagogies” in higher education.

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Deconstructing Learner Identities Dennis McInerney, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Deconstructing Learner Identities

In his Keynote Address Professor Dennis McInerney examined the philosophical nature of identity and in this interview IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, continues the discussion on identity with Professor McInerney.

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Dr Mona Abo-Zena, Brown University

Transformative Pedagogies – Recognising and Responding to the Elements of Developmental Contexts

Dr Mona Abo-Zena, Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University, USA, focuses on how individuals’ diverse experiences affect developmental and educational processes, practices and outcomes from early childhood through emerging adulthood.

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Professor Barry Bozeman of Arizona State University, USA, on Research Collaboration Effectiveness

Enhancing Research Collaboration Effectiveness

Professor Barry Bozeman of Arizona State University, USA, discusses his research findings on Research Collaboration Effectiveness at The Asian Conference on Business & Public Policy 2014 in Osaka, Japan.

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The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and Interdisciplinarity

IAFOR & Interdisciplinarity

Learn how IAFOR’s conferences and publications encourage interdisciplinary activity and its expansion in academia.

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Achieving Equity in Education with Penny Jane Burke, Heidi Safia Mirza and Sue Jackson

Achieving Equity in Education

Professor Penny Jane Burke, Professor Heidi Safia Mirza and Professor Sue Jackson discuss transforming education, engaging differences and creating inclusive spaces at The European Conference on Education 2014.

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Professor Haruko Satoh Challenges in Internationalizing Japan’

Crunch Time: Real Challenges in Internationalising Japan’s Universities

In her Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Education 2014, Professor Haruko Satoh discusses the challenges of internationalising academic programs and culture in Japanese Universities.

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Professor Sue Jackson IAFOR

A Message from IAFOR Education Conference Chair, Professor Sue Jackson

IAFOR’s International Director of Programme for Education, Professor Sue Jackson (Birkbeck, University of London), discusses IAFOR’s Education conferences.