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ECE 2018 : The European Conference on Education 2018


When Jun 29, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018
Where Brighton, UK
Submission Deadline Apr 16, 2018
Categories    education   teacher & learning   professional development   methodology

Call For Papers

***Conference Theme – "Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change"

In 2017, IAFOR education conferences in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America have brought together delegates from around the world to consider the theme of “Educating for Change” from a variety of different perspectives and approaches, taking full advantage of the international make-up of the attendees and the huge diversity of experiences. A recurring theme throughout the conferences was the reference to the future, be it immediate or longer term, as being uncertain; the natural resilience and optimism was counterbalanced by both apprehension; with hope also came fear.

In this period of great global political and economic instability, rising inequality and social unrest, the role of education within society has never been more important, but never more vulnerable. This brings us to our conference theme for 2018, which references these inherent vulnerabilities in both educational systems and the individual students and teachers, as well as the necessary resilience needed to not only survive, but also thrive.

How do we teachers, administrators and policymakers adopt and adapt to change outside our control? How do we nurture and encourage positive change, through the excitement of the imagination, innovation and creativity? How can technologies be better used to help us teach, and to help students learn? How do we sustain and manage change? How can we react positively to negative change? How can we, our institutions and our students survive and thrive in these times of change?

This conference, part of IAFOR’s global conference series on education in its broadest sense, brings together teachers, researchers and distinguished professors from around the world to share their insights. The goal is to broaden awareness of different contexts in the pursuit of synergies and solutions. We look forward to your active participation in this vital field of future-oriented academic activity of The International Academic Forum.

The European Conference on Education 2018 (ECE2018) will be held alongside The European Conference on Language Learning 2018 (ECLL2018). Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.

In conjunction with our Global Partners, including the University of Sussex and Birkbeck, University of London, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2018.

– The ECE2018 Organising Committee

Professor Kwame Akyeampong, University of Sussex, UK
Professor Anne Boddington, University of Brighton, UK
Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Professor Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech., USA
Professor Steve Cornwell, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) & Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan


***Key Information
Venue & Location: The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK
Dates: Friday, June 29, 2018 ​to Sunday, July 01, 2018
Conference Theme: "Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change"
Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018
Early Bird Registration Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018*
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: April 16, 2018
Registration Deadline for Presenters: May 16, 2018
*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.


***Call for Papers –

The conference theme for ECE is "Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change", and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:

Learning and Teaching Through Social Justice
– Education: social justice and social change

Learning and Teaching in Community Spaces
– Education: social and political movements
– Education and post-colonialism
– Education for sustainable development
– Conflicting perspectives in learning and teaching
– Digital technologies and communications
– Educational change through technologies

Challenging and Preserving Traditional Cultures
– ‘Englishes’ in global communication
– Bi-cultural, bi-lingual and bi-national education
– Languages education and applied linguistics (ESL/TESL/TEFL)
– Linguistics and pedagogy
– Multilingual societies
– Education for interdisciplinary thinking
– Education for intercultural communication
– Education for international exchange
– Challenges of new technologies

Learning, Teaching and Educational Structures
– Primary and secondary education
– Higher education
– Future classrooms
– Instructional technology
– Adult and lifelong learning
– Mobile and distance learning
– e-Learning and collaborative learning
– International schools and educational goals
– Educational policy, leadership, management and administration
– Curriculum research and development
– Economic management of education
– Institutional accreditation and ranking
– Organisational learning and change
– Professional concerns, training and development
– Special education, learning difficulties, disability
– Student learning, learner experiences and learner diversity

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