Programme (Online)

Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, ACE2020 will be held Online via Zoom.

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*

All times are Japan Time (UTC+9)

Friday, October 30, 2020Saturday, October 31, 2020Sunday, November 01, 2020Monday, November 02, 2020

10:45-11:00: Welcome Announcements

11:00-12:30: Panel Presentation
Teaching Applied Creative Process – A Faculty Panel from the ArtCenter College of Design
Sam Holtzman, ArtCenter College of Design, United States
Wendee Lee, ArtCenter College of Design, United States
Joshua Holzmann, ArtCenter College of Design, United States
David Tillinghast, ArtCenter College of Design, United States
Armando Zuniga, ArtCenter College of Design, United States

12:30-12:45 Break

12:45-13:45: Workshop Presentation
Healthy Brain, Resilient Mind – 5 Steps to a Calmer, Sharper, Happier You!
Terry Small, Terry Small Institute, Canada

10:00-10:10: Welcome Announcements

10:10-10:25: Wadaiko Performance
Students from AIE International High School will be giving an exhilarating
Wadaiko drum performance to open the conference.

10:25-11:25: Panel Presentation
Educational Pathways for Refugees
Brian Aycock, International Christian University (ICU), Japan (moderator)
Emily Bojovic, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Thailand
Paul Hastings, Japan International Christian University Foundation, United States
Brandon Baughn, Roshan Learning Center, Indonesia

11:25-11:35: Break

11:35-12:20: Keynote Presentation
Embracing Difference/Challenging Difference: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Yvonne Masters, Editor-in-Chief: IAFOR Journal of Education (Scopus), &
Independent Researcher, Australia

12:20-12:30: Break

12:30-12:55: IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

12:55-13:05: Break

13:05-14:35: Panel Presentation
Embracing Difference
Jennifer Yphantides, Soka University in Tokyo, Japan
Kristie Collins, Reitaku University, Japan
Oussouby Sacko, Kyoto Seika University, Japan
Maria Guajardo, Soka University, Japan

14:35-14:45: Break

14:45-16:00: Live-Stream Parallel Session 1
Room A: Online & Blended Learning Approaches
Room B: Symposium: Critical Thinking Capability and the Asia-Pacific Context

16:00-17:00: Networking Session

17:10-18:10: Keynote Presentation
Ten Quotations to Make you Think
Ken Wilson, Author, United Kingdom

10:00-10:10: Welcome Address from the Organising Committee

10:10-11:50: Live-Stream Session 1
Room A: Higher Education
Room B: Education Policy: Taiwan Perspective

11:50-12:00: Break

12:00-13:40: Live-Stream Session 2
Room A: Higher Education
Room B: Elementary Education: Taiwan Perspective

13:40-13:50: Break

13:50-15:30: Live-Stream Session 3
Room A: STEM Higher Education
Room B: Primary & Secondary Education

15:30-15:40: Break

15:40-17:20: Live-Stream Session 4
Room A: Curriculum Design & Development
Room B: Primary & Secondary Education

10:00-10:10: Welcome Address from the Organising Committee

10:10-11:25: Live-Stream Session 1
Room A: Psychology and Education
Room B: Education, Sustainability & Society

11:25-11:35: Break

11:35-12:35: Workshop Presentation
Embracing Difference, Finding Commonality Collaborative Research and Writing
Yvonne Masters, Editor-in-Chief: IAFOR Journal of Education (Scopus), &
Independent Researcher, Australia

12:35-12:45: Break

12:45-13:45: Workshop Presentation
Structures for Teaching Art & Design – A Faculty Development Workshop
Sam Holtzman, ArtCenter College of Design, United States
Armando Zuniga, ArtCenter College of Design, United States

13:45-13:55: Break

13:55-15:10: Live-Stream Session 2
Room A: Roundtable: Cross-Cultural Perspective on Family Stress During COVID-19 Pandemic
Room B: Online & Blended Learning Approaches

15:10-15:20: Break

15:20-17:00: Live-Stream Session 3
Room A: Support and Wellbeing in Education
Room B: Learning and Culture

17:00-17:15: Conference Closing Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on October 02, 2020. 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

  • Ten Quotations to Make You Think
    Ten Quotations to Make You Think
    Keynote Presentation: Ken Wilson
  • Healthy Brain, Resilient Mind – 5 Steps to a Calmer, Sharper, Happier You!
    Healthy Brain, Resilient Mind – 5 Steps to a Calmer, Sharper, Happier You!
    Workshop Presentation: Terry Small
  • Embracing Difference/Challenging Difference: Two Sides of the Same Coin
    Embracing Difference/Challenging Difference: Two Sides of the Same Coin
    Keynote Presentation: Yvonne Masters
  • Teaching Applied Creative Process – a Faculty Panel From ArtCenter College of Design
    Teaching Applied Creative Process – a Faculty Panel From ArtCenter College of Design
    Panel Presentation: Sam Holtzman, Wendee Lee, Joshua Holzmann, David Tillinghast, Armando Zuniga
  • Educational Pathways for Refugees
    Educational Pathways for Refugees
    Panel Presentation: Brian Aycock, Brandon Baughn, Emily Bojovic & Paul Hastings
  • Embracing Difference, Finding Commonality – Collaborative Research and Writing
    Embracing Difference, Finding Commonality – Collaborative Research and Writing
    Workshop Presentation: Yvonne Masters
  • Embracing Difference
    Embracing Difference
    Panel Presentation: Kristie Collins, Maria Guajardo, Oussouby Sacko & Jennifer Yphantides
  • Structures for Teaching Art & Design – A Faculty Development Workshop
    Structures for Teaching Art & Design – A Faculty Development Workshop
    Workshop Presentation: Sam Holtzman & Armando Zuniga

Final Programme

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The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.


Previous Programming

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

Ten Quotations to Make You Think
Keynote Presentation: Ken Wilson

Teachers often use the words of wise folk to support their ideas and opinions, usually from within the world of education. I find it useful to go outside our specialised world for words of wisdom that can genuinely make us think about how we teach. When you reflect on them, they often prove to have more meaning than you originally thought.

For example: Albert Einstein once said “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. This reminded me that students all know where they are in the class “pecking order” – she’s better than me, he’s not as good as me. This pecking order is based on the ability to deal with the teacher’s presentation style and the practice material in the book. For me, Einstein’s quote could suggest that if you bring student imagination and creativity into the equation, this knowledge-based pecking order stops being so dominant.

This is one of the ten examples that I will use in my talk, all with the aim of making you reassess your teaching methods.

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Healthy Brain, Resilient Mind – 5 Steps to a Calmer, Sharper, Happier You!
Workshop Presentation: Terry Small

We've all felt anxious and stressed at some point in our lives. Especially these days. Brain science underscores how important mindset, resilience, and a healthy lifestyle is in dealing with change and disruption at work, and in life. This session will give you the tools, and strategies to respond to current life challenges, and prepare for an ever changing future.

Based on the latest cutting-edge neuroscience research, you will learn:

What makes Terry's sessions different?

They offer science, wisdom, and practical strategies. Things you can use right away! His presentations are humorous, engaging and all based on the latest brain science. They are packed with tips and strategies to improve your greatest asset......your brain!

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Embracing Difference/Challenging Difference: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Keynote Presentation: Yvonne Masters

The title of this presentation may seem contradictory: how can both “embrace” and “challenge” be aligned? In part, it is a matter of semantics, but at a far deeper level it is understanding that this is not an “either …or” situation, but rather a “both … and” necessity. As a word, “difference” means that things are dissimilar. When we talk about embracing difference, we are looking to learn from others: from their beliefs, their perspectives, their cultures. As stated on the ACE 2020 website “it is only through encountering cultures and belief systems unlike our own that we learn anything about the flaws and limitations inherent in our own perspectives”. However, we also need to challenge difference: the difference in opportunities for some groups of people; the difference in salaries for the same work depending on a range of variables such as age, gender, nationality; the difference in educational opportunities depending on location or culture. We need to both embrace and challenge difference! Importantly, all of this is currently being distilled in a global world where a pandemic seems to have the upper hand, and the global village is returning to the insularity of individual nations. Can we break through the binaries that impose difference: rich and poor; old and young; right and wrong; us and them? This presentation explores a range of these issues as they confront us at the end of 2020.

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Teaching Applied Creative Process – a Faculty Panel From ArtCenter College of Design
Panel Presentation: Sam Holtzman, Wendee Lee, Joshua Holzmann, David Tillinghast, Armando Zuniga

This is a panel of professional and academic faculty and administration from a leading international Art & Design college discussing how to help students develop their own creative process and apply their creativity towards industry standards and professional expectations and opportunities, within individual classes and also across an entire program of study.

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Educational Pathways for Refugees
Panel Presentation: Brian Aycock, Brandon Baughn, Emily Bojovic & Paul Hastings

Refugees and displaced persons face countless adversities in their search for safety and a durable solution. One significant and potentially indelible consequence of human displacement is the loss of educational opportunities. And while there are different pathways towards durable solutions (long-term safety and the full realization of human rights), only a small percentage will ever be resettled. In response to these related challenges, UNHCR has worked with academic institutions and NGOs to develop complementary pathways towards securing education and stability for young refugees (educational pathways). While it is certainly true that being a refugee is more of a political problem than a geographic one, today’s panelists have developed effective programs to address the problems of accessing education, obtaining legal status, and relocating to places where addressing these needs is possible. This panel will discuss the need for and value of complementary pathways in helping refugees achieve educational success and long-term security. The discussion will begin with a representative from UNHCR here to explain the idea behind complementary pathways and how the agency is promoting the public-private partnerships that make these endeavors possible. Then, the executive director of the Japan ICU Foundation will discuss their experiences of operating an initiative for Syrian refugees to attend International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo. Offering a second example, the director of Indonesia’s Roshan Learning Center will explain their program of helping refugees obtain their GED diploma and enroll in university. He will share their current efforts to help a small cohort of Afghan refugee students resettle to Europe through education. Finally, the panelists will highlight the most important factors in providing such programs, as well as insights into how others can either support existing efforts or explore creating new possibilities at their own institutions.

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Embracing Difference, Finding Commonality – Collaborative Research and Writing
Workshop Presentation: Yvonne Masters

Academia can be a lonely place. We are all encouraged to research and to publish, but often the desire to succeed can lead to creating individual silos, places where sharing is seen as dangerous. In this workshop/presentation I want to encourage participants to consider ways in which we can pull down the silos and work together on both research projects and in writing. Both research and writing can be interdisciplinary, international and intercultural. There are challenges in doing this and the need for both trust and the suspension of ego. However, the benefits can be exponential. Let’s explore together!

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Embracing Difference
Panel Presentation: Kristie Collins, Maria Guajardo, Oussouby Sacko & Jennifer Yphantides

At a time when educators across the globe have been coping with the enormous challenge of shifting to emergency remote teaching, mass protests against racial discimination are simultaneously sweeping through local communities from small town America to central Tokyo. While these dual crises may be unsettling, they are also a potential source of significant positive change. The participants on this panel will explore the current challenges of education in the Asian context, including ethnocentrism, the gendered constructions of students and teachers, and support for students with special learning needs, through the broader global lenses of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent demonstrations against prejudice. With a focus on embracing difference as a force for the generation of a constructive shift in the ways in which we envision our roles as educators, panelists will consider the challenges the present context poses to teachers in Asia.

Speakers:

Kristie Collins, Reitaku University, Japan
Maria Guajardo, Soka University, Japan
Oussouby Sacko, Kyoto Seika University, Japan
Jennifer Yphantides, Soka University, Japan

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Structures for Teaching Art & Design – A Faculty Development Workshop
Workshop Presentation: Sam Holtzman & Armando Zuniga

Learn about the primary structures and principles behind teaching and learning in Art & Design and begin to develop an outline for your own course or project. We will cover Backwards by Design, Scaffolding, Parameters for Creativity, and Critique and Grading, using an visual diagram that offers an opportunity for audience members to create their own project and problem-based assignment for their students to understand creative process and applied creative production.

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