Videos

The videos below have been filmed at IAFOR conferences and offer insights and perspectives from some of the world’s leading academics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TEDx and Augmented Reality - Informal Learning and International Exchange with Mobile Technology

TEDx and Augmented Reality – Informal Learning and International Exchange with Mobile Technology

In their Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2015 (ACTC2015), Eric Hawkinson, Martin Stack and Erin Noxon discuss the latest advances in Augmented Reality (AR) technology and the potential impacts it can have on education.

Corporate Governance and Culture in Japan with Nicholas Benes

Corporate Governance and Culture in Japan

IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, discusses Japanese corporate governance, corporate culture, and training methods with Mr Nicholas Benes of the Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI).

Jun Arima on Abenomics and Japan's Economic Recovery

Abenomics and Japan’s Economic Recovery

Jun Arima of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) discusses how Abenomics is affecting the Japanese economy and shows the economic signals pointing to recovery.

Bill Ashcroft The Empire Writes Back

Revolution, Transformation and Utopia: the Function of Literature

Bill Ashcroft discusses the function of literature in the twentieth century, and argues that literature, far more than the language of politics, has the capacity to speak to power by speaking beyond it.

Hosam Katan wins IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

IAFOR Documentary Photography Award – Winners 2015

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) proudly announces Hosam Katan from Aleppo in Syria as the Grand Prize Winner of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2015.

Professor Heidi Safia Mirza

Decolonising Pedagogies

Professor Heidi Safia Mirza draws on black and postcolonial feminist perspectives to explore ways in which professional black and female academics engage in ‘embodied’ work towards decolonising dominant regimes of ‘diversity’ in higher education.

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.

Professor Roger Palmer on Language Learning

Helping Language Learners Build Knowledge

Professor Roger Palmer of Konan University discusses ways to help learners build knowledge as they learn second or foreign languages, enabling them to join the target language community.

Japanese Firms and Staying Power by Michael A. Cusumano of MIT

Japanese Firms and Staying Power

Professor Michael A. Cusumano of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) discusses Japan’s rise and decline as an economic superpower at The IAFOR North American Conference on the Social Sciences.

Nationalism and the Three Arrows by Professor Joel Campbell

Nationalism and the Three Arrows – The Conservative Activism of Japan’s Shinzo Abe

Professor Joel Campbell of Troy University discusses the political history of Japan and how the Abe Government’s proclivity for nationalism and their Three Arrows economic strategy are affecting the nation.

Queer Studies and Interdisciplinary Education with Donald E. Hal

Queer Studies and Interdisciplinary Education

Professor Donald E. Hall of LeHigh University, USA, discusses the origins of Queer Studies, growing up in the deep south, and The Routledge Queer Studies Reader with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane.

Language and Identity with Professor Kuniko Miyanaga

Language and Identity

How does our identity and personality change when learning a new language? Professor Kuniko Miyanaga speaks with Dr Joseph Haldane on this subject following her Keynote Presentation at The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014.