Programme

Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline*

Thursday, October 31, 2019Friday, November 01, 2019Saturday, November 02, 2019Sunday, November 03, 2019

16:00-17:10: Workshop: Writing for Publication: Methods to Maximise Your Chances
Yvonne Masters, Australia, Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education.

16:00-19:00: Conference Registration

18:00-19:00: Welcome Reception

09:00–12:00: Plenary Session & Conference Photograph

12:10–13:10: Lunch Break

13:10-14:25: Parallel Session I

14:25-14:40: Coffee Break

14:40-15:55: Parallel Session II

15:55-16:00: Short Break

16:00-17:00: Conference Poster Session | Orion Hall (5F)

18:00-20:00: Official Conference Dinner (optional extra)

09:00-10:40: Parallel Session I

10:40-10:55: Coffee Break

10:55-12:10: Parallel Session II

12:10-13:10: Lunch Break

13:10-14:25: Parallel Session III

14:25-14:40: Coffee Break

14:40-15:55: Parallel Session IV

09:00-10:40: Parallel Session I

10:40-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:15: Parallel Session II

12:15-13:15: Lunch Break

13:15-14:30: Parallel Session III

14:30-14:45: Coffee Break

14:45-16:25: Parallel Session IV

16:30-16:45: Closing Session

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on October 01, 2019. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

*Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.


Featured Presentations

  • Emerging Education with Social Robots
    Emerging Education with Social Robots
    Keynote Presentation: Hidenobu Sumioka
  • Plenary Learning: Harnessing Technology to Support Independence and Interdependence to Maximize Learning for All
    Plenary Learning: Harnessing Technology to Support Independence and Interdependence to Maximize Learning for All
    Featured Presentation: Michael Menchaca
  • Academic Governance / Management / Administration in Higher Education in Asia
    Academic Governance / Management / Administration in Higher Education in Asia
    Featured Panel Presentation: Grant Black, Lisa Lam, Tsediso Michael Makoelle, Leong Wei Shin, Reiko Yamada & Justin Sanders

Draft Programme

The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule. All registered delegates who attend The 11th Asian Conference on Education receive a printed copy of the Conference Programme at the Registration Desk on arrival. Only one copy of the Conference Programme is available per delegate, so please take good care of your copy.

The final draft of the conference presentation schedule is now available. Please check that all information pertaining to you is correct and notify us at ace@iafor.org if there is any error. Please notify us of any corrections by Sunday, October 6.

After minor changes have been made to the schedule we will send you a link to the final schedule.
The final schedule will contain session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule (including room allocations and session chairs).

This will be available on Monday, October 21.

Accepted abstracts of confirmed presenters are available here.


Previous Programming

View details of programming for past ACE conferences via the links below.

Emerging Education with Social Robots
Keynote Presentation: Hidenobu Sumioka

Recent advances in robotic technologies enable robots to support us in our daily activities such as social interactions. Such robots, called social robots, often make us interact in more intuitive and casual ways than a real human because of the lack of nonverbal cues and demographic messages. Thanks to this characteristic, they are just beginning to be applied to various fields of social interaction such as education. In this talk, I will present the potential applications of social robots in education, introducing three aspects. First, social robots can easily change their relationship with us by playing different roles. They can become our teachers, our students, and our peers, depending on their social contexts. Second, by referring to our field experiment with a teleoperated android, I will show that they can facilitate human-human communication and can also provide opportunities for us to improve communication skills. Finally, I will present the physical embodiment of the robot that enables us to overcome our limitation to build social bonds with people and provide us with a new way of making close human relationships.

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Plenary Learning: Harnessing Technology to Support Independence and Interdependence to Maximize Learning for All
Featured Presentation: Michael Menchaca

Many of us have heard the term plenary to describe a conference session. But what does that really mean? Plenary can be defined two ways: Complete in every aspect and fully attended by all entitled to be present. Thus, in regards to a conference, a plenary session is one that every registrant is entitled to attend and there should not be competing sessions at the same time. In its more general definition, plenary refers to totality: For example, plenary power, which is power complete and boundless.

From an educational standpoint, plenary learning should be something we strive for: complete and boundless education for all. While I do not purport to provide ultimate answers to centuries old, deeply philosophic ruminations about the nature of knowledge, I will provide a model for how technologies can afford understanding in complex learning environments.

To that end, the session will focus on the conference theme and provide a model for and examples of technologies that support both independence and interdependence and ultimately “encourage individual growth while also underlining the importance of belonging and of the reciprocal responsibilities and privileges of education.

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Academic Governance / Management / Administration in Higher Education in Asia
Featured Panel Presentation: Grant Black, Lisa Lam, Tsediso Michael Makoelle, Leong Wei Shin, Reiko Yamada & Justin Sanders

For universities to compete in the global marketplace, excellence in research and teaching are standard principles. Increasingly, operational efficiency is added to that list. Along with the global trend toward convergence around these standards, it is now commonplace to expect faculty members who lead a campus, department or program, additionally to be excellent in leadership, strategy and management. The skills of research and teaching do not necessarily align well with those needed for leadership and management. The need is pressing for hybrid individuals with both academic and administrative expertise.

Challenges in academic management are pervasive in tertiary education worldwide. Particularly in Asia, often historic management practices – university-wide and at all levels of operations – are likely to differ in organisational culture from management principles adopted through university reform. Differences between governance and management, and the role of faculty (both as individuals and as a body) place new demands on the organisation. Is there a gap between policy and implementation? In the rapid shift to new governance and academic management models, to what extent has the historic foundation of university administration remained in place while only adopting the nomenclature and surface appearance of reform? How can we evaluate the translation of reform policy on the macro and micro levels of government policy, institutional reform, departmental practices, and student learning outcomes? In the Asian context, are there country differences in approach to training and support for academic management? This expert panel of practitioners will engage in a lively discussion around these timely questions.

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