"Learning and Teaching in a Globalised World"

October 27–30, 2011 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan

The Asian Conference on Education 2011 (ACE2011) was held in affiliation with Waseda University (Japan), Birkbeck, University of London (UK), The National Institute of Education (Singapore) and Tainan National University (Taiwan). ACE2011 attracted 250 registrants representing more than 40 countries, and more than the organisers expected in this difficult year for Japan. It was a great celebration of interdisciplinary study around the conference theme, “Learning and Teaching in a Globalised World” and IAFOR would like to thank our Keynote Speakers, Professor David Aspin (Monash, Australia), Professor Judith Chapman (ACU, Australia and the University of Cambridge, UK) and our Featured Speaker, Dr Monty Satiadarma (Tarumanugara University, Indonesia).

IAFOR would also like to thank our conference co-chairs Professor Sue Jackson (University of London), Professor Michiko Nakano (Waseda University) and Professor Liu Woon Chia (NIE), and programme adviser, Professor Tien Hui Chiang, for their continued academic support and guidance, as well as all the participants from around the globe. We look forward to building on this successes next year as we look to the future with hope and confidence.

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Letter of Welcome

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the Third Annual Asian Conference on Education, which I am delighted to Co-Chair with Professor Michiko Nakano, with whom I had the pleasure of also Co-Chairing the Second Annual Conference. Indeed, I am honoured that I have been associated with the Asian Conferences on Education since their inception, attending the inaugural conference in 2009.

The Asian Conference on Education is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics, practitioners, scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange ideas. What I have particularly appreciated at the previous ACE conferences is the shared development of intellectual ideas and the challenges to dominant paradigms that occurred through the academic exchanges of the conferences. I have every confidence that this year’s conference will extend and develop the debates still further.

The conference theme, “Learning and Teaching in a Globalised World” is an important one to education and is no doubt in part the reason that this conference has attracted delegates from across the globe. As the previous conferences have shown, education and lifelong learning have been seen as a solution to a host of local and global problems whilst globalised education systems are becoming increasing socially, ethnically and culturally diverse. This year’s conference extends these discussions to consider learning and teaching in a globalised world. As education systems become increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalisation and in response to internationalisation, the challenges of engaging with this theme become ever more important.

The programme for this conference promises to be an exciting one, with thematic topics that address the central aim of the conference in different but complementary ways, including through papers that draw on empirical research, that develop theoretical and conceptual insights, and that engage with pedagogy, experiential and lifelong learning. The conference will be enhanced through its wide variety of presenters, who will draw on their diverse experiences and knowledges and on their academic, personal and geographical contexts, in a programme that promises exciting and challenging discussion.

I have no doubt that we will all be able to use the time spent at this conference for intellectual discovery and for the development of collaborative links and connections between the researchers, academics, scholars and practitioners who are attending.

I strongly encourage your active engagement with this conference. I very much look forward to seeing again those delegates who have attended previous conferences, and meeting those of you who are new to ACE, and to continuing together the work of ACE into the future.

Yours sincerely

Professor Sue Jackson
Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender
Pro-Vice-Master for Learning and Teaching
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

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Professor Judith D. Chapman

Australian Catholic University, Australia & University of Cambridge, UK

Keynote Presentation (2011) | Learning, Teaching and Leadership in a Globalised World: International Trends, Themes and Issues

Judith Chapman is Professor of Education at Australian Catholic University. Judith began her career as a teacher in secondary schools in Australia and Europe before undertaking postgraduate studies in the USA. She was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Education at ACU (1998-2003), Professor of Education and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) of the combined Faculties of Economics, Commerce, Education and Law at The University of Western Australia (1993-1998), and Director of the Centre for School Decision Making and Management at Monash University (1979-1993). She has undertaken extensive research and consultancy for international and national authorities, including OECD, UNESCO, the World Bank, I.D.P., and the Australian Commonwealth Government. Her publications include: Values Education and Lifelong Learning (Dordrecht: Springer 2007); Lifelong Learning, Participation and Equity (Dordrecht: Springer 2006); The International Handbook on Lifelong Learning (Dordrecht: Kluwer 2001) and The School, Community and Lifelong Learning (London: Cassell 1997). Judith is a Fellow of the Australian College of Education; a Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders; and a Fellow of the Western Australian Institute of Educational Administration (of which she was formerly Patron). In 1999 she became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to higher education as a teacher and researcher. In the same year she was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at the Rockefeller International Study Center, Bellagio, Italy to undertake work on educational reform. In 2007 she was elected a Visiting Fellow at St Edmund's College, Cambridge University and worked as an expert consultant at OECD, Paris, preparing a report on “Learning Centered Leadership”. In 2008 she participated in meetings in Berlin associated with the Bertelsmann Foundation Prize in Education for 2008 on “Integration Through Education” and served as a Rapporteur at the OECD meeting on “Improving School Leadership” in Copenhagen. In 2009 she directed a project for the Catholic Education Office Melbourne on “Learning for Leadership” and served as Academic Advisor for the Commonwealth Government “Values in Action “ project. In 2010 she assumed responsibilities as Director of a 3-year study on “ Family – School Partnerships in low SES Communities“ on behalf of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria. Among her recent committee responsibilities she has served on the Senate of Australian Catholic University and the Council of St Catherine’s School for Girls.

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Professor David Aspin

Monash University, Australia

Keynote Presentation (2011) | A Problem-Solving Approach to Lifelong Learning

Professor David Aspin holds an Honours degree in Classics and a PhD with a thesis on Mind and Meta-causation in ancient philosophy. He lectured in the faculties of Education in the universities of Nottingham and Manchester, before assuming the Chair of Philosophy of Education at King's College, University of London. He also taught in the Department of Philosophy of Education in the Institute of Education in the University of London. In February 1989 he took up the position of Dean of the Faculty of Education at Monash University. He has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Newcastle, Auckland, Western Australia, Witwatersrand, Pretoria, Stellenbosch, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, and the University of South Africa. Professor Aspin's publications include Logical Empiricism and Post-Empiricism in Educational Discourse London: Heinemann 1997; and The School, the Community and Lifelong Learning London: Cassells 1998, and a two-volume co-edited symposium International Handbook on Lifelong Learning, Kluwer 2001. In 2006 through Springer Press he published Philosophical Perspectives on Lifelong Learning, and Values Education and Lifelong Learning. He is currently working on a second edition of the International handbook on Lifelong Learning for publication by Springer Press in 2011.

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Dr Monty Satiadarma

Tarumanagara University, Indonesia

Featured Presentation (2011) | Considering Activity Therapy to Increase Resiliency

Monty Satiadarma is an academic and psychologist who has lectured around the world, and who continues to practice in his native Indonesia. He was the Dean of the department of psychology at Tarumanagara University from 1997-2005, and Rector of the University from 2008-2010. Dr Satiadarma has a particular interest in educational psychology, and in music and art therapy, methods with which he treated survivors of the Indonesian tsunami on behalf of the International Red Cross and the United Nations. He is a board member and area chair of the International Council of Psychology, and a founder and board member of the Asian Psychology Association.

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Professor Michiko Nakano

Waseda University, Japan

Featured Presentation (2011) | English Language Education and Attempts at Automatic Assessment

Michiko Nakano is a Full Professor in the School of Education at Waseda University in Tokyo. She is currently Director of the Digital Campus Promotion Office, Director of the Distance Learning Center, and Director of Cross-Cultural Distance Learning. A former Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, School of Education at Waseda University and a former Chairman of the Department of English Language and Literature. Dr Nakano’s research concentrates on the practical applications of Computer Technology as it relates to Language Teaching and Assessment. She is the co-founder of the Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL), and co-editor-in-chief of its journal, and a former secretary general of the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET). Dr Nakano has edited and published more than 220 papers and books.

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Professor Sue Jackson

Birkbeck, London University, UK

Conference Co-Chair Closing Session Presentation

Professor Jackson is Professor of Lifelong Learning & Gender and Pro-Vice-Master for Learning & Teaching at Birkbeck University of London, where she is also Director of Birkbeck Institute for Lifelong Learning. Sue began her academic journey as a mature student studying with the Open University and particularly values her work at Birkbeck with mature students studying part-time. Sue’s research focuses on the intersections of multiple learner identities, including gender, age and social class. Her recent books include Reconceptualising Lifelong Learning: feminist perspectives (Routledge, 2007, with Penny Burke), Innovations in Lifelong Learning: critical perspectives on diversity, participation and vocational learning (Routledge, 2010) and Gendered choices: Learning, Work, Identities in Lifelong Learning (Springer, 2011, with Irene Malcolm and Kate Thomas).

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Professor Liu Woon Chia

National Institute of Education, Singapore

Conference Co-Chair Closing Session Presentation

Associate Professor Liu Woon Chia is the Associate Dean for Practicum and School Partnerships (Office of Teacher Education) at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She is also an Associate Professor with the Psychological Studies Academic Group and a founding member of the NIE’s Motivation in Educational Research Laboratory. She was previously the Sub-Dean of the Diploma programmes (2008 to 2009). From 2008-2009, she served as a co-chair of the Theory-Practice task force in the NIE’s Programme Review & Enhancement (PRE) initiative, which culminated in NIE’s Teacher Education Model for the 21st Century (TE21). She is currently a co-chair of the Theory-Practice Core Team for the TE21 implementation steering group. She has done extensive research and consultation work in Singapore and internationally in the areas of motivation, problem-based learning, and multiple intelligences. She is the Vice-president of the Educational Research Association of Singapore. Her research interests include motivation and self-concept, as well as innovative teaching strategies such as teaching with multiple intelligences and problem-based learning.

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