Conference Outline

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

08:30–17:30: Pre-Conference Tour of Nara (optional extra)


Thursday, October 19, 2017

09:00-10:00: Conference Registration & Coffee

10:00-10:30: Announcements & Welcome Address
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Steve Cornwell, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) & Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan

10:30-11:10: Featured Presentation
Change in Academic Writing Education
Paul Lai, Nagoya University, Japan

11:15-11:55: Keynote Presentation
"Retelling the Story From Within:" Oral History As a Means of Educating for Change
Connie Guberman, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

11:55-12:05: IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

12:05-12:15: Conference Photograph

12:15-14:00: Lunch Break

14:00-14:05: Announcements

14:05-14:45: Featured Presentation
Cultural Competence and the Higher Education Sector: Implications for Teaching, Learning and Leadership.
Jack Frawley, The University of Sydney, Australia

14:50-15:30: Featured Presentation
Is the Untrained NS Teacher Worth Even Less Than We Thought?: NS Teacher Endorsement of Folk Beliefs in EFL Education
Charles Allen Brown, Hokkaido University, Japan

15:35-16:15: Featured Presentation
Continuing Professional Development for Educational Professionals in Secondary Schools: A Case Study of a Leadership Empowerment Program in Taiwan
Tzu-Bin Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

16:30-17:30: Coffee Break & Conference Poster Session

17:30-18:30: Conference Welcome Reception


Friday, October 20, 2017

09:00-09:30: Morning Coffee

09:30–11:30: Friday Session I

11:30-13:00: Lunch Break

13:00–14:30: Friday Session II

14:30–14:45: Break

14:45–16:15: Friday Session III

16:15–16:30: Break

16:30–17:00: Featured Presentation
Skills for the Future: How Mentoring Students Through Undergraduate Research Provides Tools for Success After University
José McClanahan, Creighton University, USA

17:05–17:35: Featured Presentation
Change in Education: By Whom? For Whom?
Yvonne Masters, University of New England, Australia

17:45-18:15
Taiko Drum Performance
AIE International High School, Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture

19:00–21:00: Conference Dinner (optional extra)


Saturday, October 21, 2017

09:15-10:15: Morning Featured Session

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-12:30: Saturday Session I

12:30-13:30: Lunch Break

13:30-15:00: Saturday Session II

15:15-16:45: Break

15:00-16:45: Saturday Session III

16:45-17:00: Break

17:00-18:00: Spotlight Workshop Presentation
A CPD Resource for Recognising and Developing Capability in Higher Education
Anna Bennett, University of Newcastle, Australia


Sunday, October 22, 2017

09:00-09:30: Morning Coffee

09:30–11:30: Sunday Session I

11:30-13:00: Lunch Break

13:00–14:30: Sunday Session II

14:30–14:45: Break

14:45–16:15: Sunday Session III

16:15–16:30: Break

16:30–17:00: Conference Closing Address


Monday, October 23, 2017

08:00–18:00: Post-Conference Tour of Kyoto (optional extra).


The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on September 22, 2017. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

The above schedule may be subject to change.