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.
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.
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.
Powers of the Soul – A Very Different Theory of Justice
“While the Greeks were no strangers to the notion of external power… they conceived of such external power as having its sources in the soul of individuals and collectives.”
The Divided Self – How a Better Understanding of the Human Mind Could Transform Society
“we must recognise that people don’t actually have a mind – they have two, and this may hold the key as to why people behave in the way that they do. Human beings have ‘a divided self’ and the way that the two separate systems interact may ultimately hold the key to our survival.”
Constitutional Revision in Japan: The Risks for Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech
“It is up to the Japanese people to protect the freedoms they have come to value and which they have used in ways that benefit the entire world with Japanese creativity and insight.”
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?
Journalism, Academics and Chinese Media
Three-time EMMY award-winning producer, Professor Gary E. Swanson sits down with Dr Joseph Haldane to discuss his career in journalism and his experiences as an academic in China.
The Internet – History, Human Rights & Potential
Professor Donald E. Hall talks to Professor Gerard Goggin about his research on the internet, how it has become an instrumental part of human rights, and the discussion surrounding it.
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.
Energy Means the World for the United States
Professor Johannes Moenius outlines risks and opportunities and discusses by how much we can insure ourselves against energy-related risks.
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.
New Religions and Cults
In this interview, religious scholars Professor Stuart D.B. Picken and Dr George Chryssides discuss the emergence of new religions and cultism.
Freedom’s Edge – Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom and the Future of Justice in America
“The stakes are high. For one side fundamental justice and human rights are involved. For the other fundamental justice and civil liberties are involved.”
Connections between Psychology and Instruction
In this interview, Professor Stephen Ryan describes his personal experiences in the classroom and the relationship he sees between the hard sciences and natural sciences.
Documentary Journalists on the Front Line
“In this golden age of documentary filmmaking, documentary films now dominate the narrative landscape on television and online bringing in millions of viewers.”
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.
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.
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.
Government Officials’ Visits to the Yasukuni Shrine: Constitutional and Ethical Struggles
“Visits to the shrine by government officials create an ethical and cultural struggle for many Japanese, who are surprised to learn of international reaction to the visits, and yet feel deeply committed to avoiding conflict.”
War, Zen Buddhism and Academia
Professor Frank S. Ravitch, IAFOR Executive Council Advisory Board Member, sits down for an intriguing and enlightening interview with Dr Brian Daizen Victoria, Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, Japan.
Strategic Sustainability: Creating Abundant Enterprises
“most business leaders stumble on how to align sustainable tactics to create competitive advantage”. Professor Jay Friedlander discusses strategic sustainability at The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & Environment.
What is Haiku?
Hana Fujimoto and Emiko Miyashita answer the not so simple question of, “What is haiku?”, before discussing the adoption of haiku by Western poets and the evolution it has seen in Japan and in the West.
Technology: It’s Impact on Media and the Way We Communicate
“From how we eat to how we travel and work to how we entertain ourselves, technology has become an integral part of our day.” Gary E. Swanson discusses the ways technology has changed how we communicate and interact with one another.
The DAMIN Program
In his Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2014 (ACAH2014) in Osaka, Japan, Professor Georges Depeyrot discusses the work of the DAMIN program.