Programme (Online)

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, November 25Friday, November 26Saturday, November 27

11:00-11:10: Announcements, Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners & Welcome Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

11:10-11:55: Keynote Presentation
A Cherished Burden: To Redesign Education with Purposeful Living as Its
Core Outcome

Kevin House, Education in Motion, Singapore, Durham University, United Kingdom & Chartered College of Teaching, United Kingdom

11:55-12:05: Break

12:05-12:50: Featured Interview Session
Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation – An Interview with Reiko Yamada
Reiko Yamada, Doshisha University, Japan
Grant Black (Interviewer), Chuo University, Japan

12:50-13:00: Break

13:00-14:00: Round Table Presentation
Being Resilient: Finding Ways to Publish in Difficult Times
Yvonne Masters, Executive Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education (Scopus) & Independent Researcher, Australia
Murielle El Hajj Nahas, Lusail University, Qatar
Pearl Subban, Monash University, Australia
William C. Frick, University of Oklahoma, United States

14:00-14:10: Break

14:10-14:40: Networking Session

14:40-14:50: Break

14:50-15:35: Keynote Presentation
Beyond Resilience - Laying the Foundation for an Education Young People Really Need
Robert Thorn, Developing Real Learners, Turkey

09:35-11:15: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1
Room A: Online Learning
61118 | Transitioning From Classroom-based to Remote Teaching for Adult Learners in Japan
61256 | Treading the Waters of Motherhood and Academia During a Pandemic
60823 | Exploring the Effects of a YouTube-style Video Making Task in an Online English Communication Course
61372 | The Use of a ClassPoint Tool for Student Engagement During Online Lesson
Room B: Education, Sustainability & Society
61584 | A Critical Analysis of the Roles of Museums
60431 | An Assessment of Ageism in Images from Japanese ELT Materials
61597 | An Exploratory Study on Racial Experiences and Resiliency of Foreign Medical Students
61548 | An International Study of Chinese Language Teachers’ Motivation in Education for Sustainable Development

11:15-11:25: Break

11:25-13:05: Live-Stream Presentation Session 2
Room A: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
61050 | The Development of an Inquiry-based Field Trip Activity to Promote Students’ Positive Perceptions of the Educational Curriculum Course
61569 | Views of Teachers From Different Academic Backgrounds on the Integration of Mathematics Into High School STEM Education
60916 | Towards an Integrative (Conceptual) Framework of Performance Studies and Education: Phenomenology, Presence, Affect, Embodiment and Pedagogy
60141 | Simple Games for Teaching Economics Online
Room B: Education & Difference
61495 | Breaking Boundaries of Prison Design for Architectural Design Studio
60845 | The Prevalence and Impact of the Maltreatment of Child Laborers in Developing Countries: A Scoping Review Protocol
60873 | Assessing Children ‘at Risk’: Translation and Cross-cultural Adaptation of the MBC Checklist Into Arabic and Pilot Use in the UAE
60413 | Picturing Sadness: Socio-emotional Challenges Experienced by Foundation Phase Learners and Its Implications for the Life Skills Curriculum

13:05-13:15: Break

13:15-14:30: Live-Stream Presentation Session 3
Room A: Resilience in Times of COVID-19
61337 | Resilience of Exchange Students in the Study Abroad Program in Japan Under the COVID-19 Pandemic
61647 | Rethinking the Place of Relational Pedagogy in an Online Tertiary Teaching Space: A COVID-19 Response Case Study From Aotearoa New Zealand
61209 | Lived Experiences of Educators During the Pandemic: A Consensual Qualitative Research
Room B: Higher Education
60531 | Factors Pulling International Students to Japan: A Situation Analysis
61483 | Sustainability of Global 30 Program at Japanese National Universities in Japan
60108 | Technical Vocation Education and Training (TVET) in Changing Times – A Critical View of Prior Learning as a Link to Entrepreneurship and Employment

14:30-14:40: Break

14:40-15:55: Live-Stream Presentation Session 4
Room A: Inclusive Education
60630 | Mainstreaming Indigenous Knowledge in Formal Learning: The Case of Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Education in the Philippines
60437 | Methodological Considerations for Qualitative Research with Immigrant Populations: Lessons from Two Studies
59487 | Increasing Female Leadership in Higher Education
Room B: Innovative Teaching Practices & Challenges
61393 | Teachers’ Agency and Educational Development: The Case of Secondary CLIL Teachers in Japan
61649 | Challenges of Lesson Plan on Data and Chance With an Intervention of Video Analysis: Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers
60457 | Teaching Bioenergetics Through Guided Experience Approach and Mobile Devices: Towards Meaningful Learning

15:55-16:05: Break

16:05-16:30: Spotlight Presentation
Eleven Factors Contributing to the Effectiveness of Dialogic Reflection for Professional Development: The Teacher’s Perspective
Edsoulla Chung, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong

16:30-16:35: Break

16:35-17:35: Spotlight Panel Presentation
Access to Secondary Education in the Asia Pacific Region: Marginalized Pupils in Bangladesh, Lao PDR, Mongolia, and the Philippines
William C. Smith, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Antonia Voigt, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Batjargal Batkhuyag, Mongolian Education Alliance, Mongolia
Manjuma Akhtar Mousumi, BRAC Institute for Education, Bangladesh
Rene Raya, Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education, Philippines

11:00-12:15: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1
Room A: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
61039 | What Explains the Rural-Urban Learning Achievements Inequalities in Francophone Sub-Saharan African Primary Education
60985 | Course Design for Tunnel Engineering With Complexity Under Consideration
60910 | English Presentation Courses for Medical Students an Residents in Japan
Room B: Resilience in Times of COVID-19
61567 | Insights Into Students’ Online Learning Experiences During COVID-19 Pandemic: Shaping How We Do Education Moving Forward
61562 | Education Resilience in Facing Pandemic COVID-19
61565 | Persons with Disabilities and Roles of their Organizations in the Resilience on COVID 19 Pandemic

12:15-12:25: Break

12:25-13:40: Live-Stream Presentation Session 2
Room A: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
60773 | Applying a Book Read Aloud and Leveraging it with Storyline Online: A Case Study of Indonesian Preservice Teachers
60786 | Can Teachers Plan Skill Teaching Conceptually?: Concept Based Inquiry Meets the Approaches to Teaching and Learning
61340 | Chinese Tertiary Students’ Perceptions of Fairness in Classroom-based Assessments During the Pandemic: A Qualitative Study
Room B: Higher Education
60988 | Meeting Generation Z Learning Expectations in Quest International University
60770 | Institutional Research of an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Curriculum of a Sino-American Joint Venture Liberal Arts and Sciences University in China
61360 | Paragraph Writing Instruction for University Students

13:40-13:50: Break

13:50-15:05: Live-Stream Presentation Session 3
Room A: Higher Education
60408 | Perceived Tasks of Quality Assurance and Its Impact on the Teaching-Learning Process Among Deans and Faculty
60464 | How Teachers Perceive Their Leadership in Learning Co-creation With Learners in a Classroom: Phenomenographic Attitude
61589 | Dealing with the Craving for Micro-reading
Room B: Secondary Education
58365 | Usage Application of Multimedia for Learning Values of Thai Literature to Develop Learning Achievement for High School Students
61482 | Peeking Behind the Scenes: Exploring Elite Schools Practices with Former Principals
61279 | Well-being and School Engagement of Secondary Level Students: An Empirical Study

15:05-15:15: Break

15:15-16:30: Live-Stream Presentation Session 4
Room A: Globalization and Higher Education: Panel Session
61601 | Diversifying Globalization and Higher Education Internationalization in Non-Anglophone Countries by Combining Area Studies and CLIL Pedagogy: Lessons From Japan
Room B: Interdisciplinary
60465 | Dimensions of Being in Learning Co-creation With Learners in a Classroom: Teachers’ Experiences
61607 | Impact on the Widespread Use of Key Word Sign in Preschools
61561 | Public Service Announcements in Indonesia and Malaysia: A Semiotic Analysis

16:30-16:45: Closing Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

17:00-18:00: The Asian Undergraduate Symposium (AURS2021) Poster Session
As part of The Asian Undergraduate Symposium (AURS2021), undergraduate students will be presenting five-minute summaries of their research in this special online session. All ACE2021 participants are encouraged to join and give their support and feedback. Please join a breakout room in order to watch the presentations. Instructions will be given on the screen. The students' virtual posters are available to view, we encourage you to take a look and provide feedback through the comment section. You will need a LinkedIn account in order to comment.

Featured Presentations

  • Beyond Resilience – Laying the Foundations of an Education Young People Really Need
    Beyond Resilience – Laying the Foundations of an Education Young People Really Need
    Keynote Presentation: Robert Thorn
  • Being Resilient: Finding Ways to Publish in Difficult Times
    Being Resilient: Finding Ways to Publish in Difficult Times
    Roundtable Presentation: Murielle El Hajj Nahas, William C. Frick & Yvonne Masters
  • A Cherished Burden: To Redesign Education with Purposeful Living as Its Core Outcome
    A Cherished Burden: To Redesign Education with Purposeful Living as Its Core Outcome
    Keynote Presentation: Kevin House
  • Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation – an Interview with Reiko Yamada
    Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation – an Interview with Reiko Yamada
    Featured Interview: Grant Black & Reiko Yamada

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Previous Programming

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Beyond Resilience – Laying the Foundations of an Education Young People Really Need
Keynote Presentation: Robert Thorn

This talk will explore the boundaries of attributes widely recognised as being of good holistic learners (communication, collaboration, open-mindedness, resilience, etc.) and argue that there can be too much of a good thing. Focusing on resilience, we look at examples of when resilience is crucial, when it’s not enough and when it stands in the way of progress. We will look at an example in education where resilience is not enough and where it has seriously slowed our progress. The body of the talk will feature ways to address the latter by transforming approaches to education that are more in line with human nature. Attendees will be invited to take away an operational vision for education and, hopefully, a useful perspective of resilience with which to reflect on the conference theme.

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Being Resilient: Finding Ways to Publish in Difficult Times
Roundtable Presentation: Murielle El Hajj Nahas, William C. Frick & Yvonne Masters

Back in March 2020, the IAFOR Journal of Education blog spoke about maintaining the impetus of writing and publishing, and its importance in academia. At that time, lock-downs were just starting and there was the same optimism as voiced in 1914: it’ll all be over by Christmas! It is now 18 months later and the end isn’t really in sight. Those in education have had to find new methods of delivery, and academics who research and publish have certainly had to develop strategies to maintain those all important accountability measures. So how has it been and can it be done? How can academics be resilient and continue to publish in difficult times?

In this forum discussion, the Executive Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Education will talk with members of the editorial and reviewing team who have met the challenge of continued publication. They will discuss the challenges and the strategies used to address these. For all those who struggle to maintain impetus in writing and publication, this forum may provide valuable insights into different ways of keeping focus.

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A Cherished Burden: To Redesign Education with Purposeful Living as Its Core Outcome
Keynote Presentation: Kevin House

This presentation argues that the first two decades of this century have been dominated by global policymakers and think-tanks’ repeated warnings of student learning not meeting society’s future needs. This is in large part due to a fixation on a narrow taxonomy of academic knowledge that ignores ‘soft’ skills and capabilities development. Consequently, we face a skills crisis just as accelerating technological advancement is creating an employment one. Equally as unfortunate, this approach to education has also led to a hierarchical relationship in which society values abstract, academic learning to the detriment of experiential, skills-based learning. All this is compounded by industrial-scale examinations and league tables that weaponize academic outcomes and lead young learners to become disillusioned with the purpose of education.

In this era, how do we use education to build resilient young people equipped to face the enormous uncertainties of the future? Is it possible to bring academic knowledge, experiential knowledge, soft skills, and competencies together with greater equity? This presentation attempts to answer these questions by examining a concept high school that is currently being developed by the Education in Motion school group. This model posits that young people need schooling to provide actionable, not abstract solutions to problems created by our binary approach to education. This innovative high school model argues that learning design must acknowledge systems thinking, circular economics and sustainable citizenship while balancing disciplinary knowledge with skills for the future.

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Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation – an Interview with Reiko Yamada
Featured Interview: Grant Black & Reiko Yamada

In anticipation of the forthcoming publication, The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research, IAFOR is delighted to host an exclusive interview with Reiko Yamada, a professor in the Faculty of Social Studies and Director of the Center for Higher Education and Student Research at Kyoto’s Doshisha University, Japan; President of the Japan Association for College and University Education (JACUE); and co-author of the Japan chapter of the book. The conversation, titled ‘Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation’, will be led by Grant Black, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Commerce at Chuo University in Tokyo; an IAFOR VP; and fellow co-author. Their discussion will explore current issues in the development of undergraduate research for the next generation, as well as Dr Yamada’s wide-ranging contributions to understanding and promoting undergraduate research. The interview will be followed by a Q&A session.

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