IICEDubai 2018 : The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai 2018
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?
The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai 2018 (IICEDubai2018) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning – Dubai 2018 (IICLLDubai2018). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.
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 (IAFOR).
***Call for Papers - https://iicedubai.iafor.org/call-for-papers/
The conference theme for IICEDubai 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 & Teaching in Community Spaces
Education: social justice and social change
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 & 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
Education for interdisciplinary thinking
Education for intercultural communication
Education for international exchange
Challenges of new technologies
**Learning, Teaching & Educational Structures
Primary and secondary education
Adult and lifelong learning
Technology enhanced and distance learning
International schools and educational goals
Educational policy, leadership, management and administration
Curriculum research and development
Economic management of education
Institutional accreditation and ranking
Organizational learning and change
Professional concerns, training and development
Special education, learning difficulties, disability
Student learning, learner experiences and learner diversity