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The international Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching Through Transformative Spaces
As previous Asian Conferences on Education have shown, education and lifelong learning can be seen as a solution to a host of local and global problems whilst globalized education systems are becoming increasing socially, ethnically and culturally diverse. Nevertheless, knowledge is often defined through discourses embedded in Western paradigms, whilst globalised education systems become increasingly determined by dominant knowledge economies.
The Fourth Asian Conference on Education extends these discussions to consider the pedagogic challenges of developing transformative spaces for learning and teaching. The conference organizers encourage submissions that consider learning and teaching through one of the following sub-themes, although submission of other topics for consideration is also welcome:
- Challenges and transformations in learning and teaching
- Virtual spaces: digital technologies and communications
- Connections and disconnections in learning and teaching
- Learning and teaching in glocal spaces of transformation
- Space, Architecture and Learning
- Global education and education for sustainable development
- 'Englishes' and cultural communications
- (Inter)cultural communications & understanding: challenging and preserving cultural differences
- Leadership in in learning and teaching
- Bi-cultural, bilingual and bi-national education
We also encourage submissions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:
Adult, Vocational, Distance, and Professional Learning
Arts, Drama and Design
Bi-cultural, bilingual and bi-national education
Community, Culture, Globalization and Internationalization
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Economics of Education
Educational Vision, Policy, Leadership, Management and Administration
Equity, Social Justice and Social Change
Ethics and Values
Institutional Accreditation and Ranking
International Schooling and Education
Languages Education and Applied Linguistics (ESL/TESL/TEFL)
Literacy, Language, Multiliteracies
Maths, Science, and Technology Learning
Organizational Learning and Change
Professional Concerns, Training and Development
Special Education, Learning Difficulties, Disability
Student Learning, Learner Experiences & Learner Diversity
Technology in Learning
University Research and Development
Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by the new extended deadline of September 1 2012.
All abstracts will be blind reviewed by a voluntary team, and authors will usually be notified of the decision of the reviewers within two weeks of submission. Those who submit near the July 1 deadline will receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection by July 15 2012.
Those who submit on or near the new extended September 1 2012 deadline will receive conformation of acceptance or rejection by September 15 2012.
All accepted authors may have their full paper published in the online conference proceedings. Full text submission is due by December 1 2012. Selected papers will be considered for inclusion in the ACE Conference Journal. This will be fully refereed in accordance with international standards.
The deadline for full conference payment for all presenters is October 1 2012.