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Jared Baxter on The Power behind Starry Night

The Power behind Starry Night: Vincent’s Empyrean Vision

Jared Baxter explores new concepts and theories on van Gogh’s Starry Night and asserts that poetic inspiration arose from Dante Alighieri’s heavenly zenith, the Trinitarian Empyrean, where, in the final lines of his epic poem, the pilgrim’s dream is realised.

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Rethinking Interpersonal Conflict Strategies: Is Avoiding really that Bad? by Jiro Takai

Rethinking Interpersonal Conflict Strategies: Is Avoiding really that Bad?

Professor Jiro Takai of Nagoya University discusses his research on interpersonal conflict resolution strategies and elaborates on why, when and how avoiding conflict can actually be a wise choice in managing interpersonal conflict.

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Avoiding Conflict in Japanese Society with Professor Jiro Takai of Nagoya University, Japan

Avoiding Conflict in Japanese Society

Professor Jiro Takai of Nagoya University explores the merits behind a variety of strategies and methods used in conflict management in Japanese society.

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The Future of Instructional Technology Research - Prof. Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech

The Future of Instructional Technology Research

Professor Barbara Lockee of Virginia Tech, USA, discusses the impact that Instructional Technology Research is having on education.

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Everyday Aesthetics and World-Making by Professor Yuriko Saito

Everyday Aesthetics and World-Making

In her Keynote Presentation at The North American Conference on Arts & Humanities 2014 (NACAH2014), Yuriko Saito explains the importance of aesthetics and how they impact on our everyday lives.

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The Dyslexia Debate by Professor Joe Elliott, Durham University

The Dyslexia Debate

“If you struggle to learn to read, it’s a massive threat to your identity,” says Professor Joe Elliot of Durham University, UK. In this presentation, Professor Elliot calls for an end to the use of the dyslexia label and provides an alternative proposition.

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IAFOR Conference Highlights

Why join an IAFOR conference?

A look into the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary world of an IAFOR conference and why you should attend. Featuring footage shot at our conferences and interviews with leading academics.

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Ken Wilson is a teacher trainer, and an author of a large amount of ELT materials, and has published with OUP, Cengage and Macmillan. Photography by Thaddeus Pope

Language Learning, Technology & Motivation

What is essential when learning a new language? Perhaps, it’s motivation, having curiosity and wanting to learn. Or is it being immersed in a culture where that language is dominant? And should your teacher be a native speaker of the language you want to learn or not?

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Motivating the Unmotivated - 10 Ways to Get Your Students to DO Something by Ken Wilson.

Motivating the Unmotivated – 10 Ways to Get Your Students to DO Something

ELT author and trainer, Ken Wilson introduces a variety of techniques to help language teachers better motivate their students, and suggests ten ways teachers can engage their students’ interest and access their knowledge.

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First and Second Language Acquisition with Marjo Mitsutomi & Minna Kirjavainen

First and Second Language Acquisition

Marjo Mitsutomi and Minna Kirjavainen look at the process of first and second language acquisition and introduce some of their latest research findings.

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The Importance of Educators and their Legacy with Alan Maley

When Will We Ever Learn? Ten Great Educators and their Legacy

Alan Maley surveys the work of ten great educators, some of whom have been prestigious and highly influential innovators, while others were isolated, passionate experimenters, whose pioneering work is relatively little known.

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Paulo Freire

The Importance of Educators and their Legacy

In this interview IAFOR President Dr Joseph Haldane speaks with language learning expert Alan Maley about historically important figures in the field of education.