“Education and Social Justice: Democratising Education”
June 29 – July 3, 2016 | The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK
This international and interdisciplinary conference, held alongside The European Conference on Language Learning 2016 (ECLL2016) and The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2016 (ECTC2016) brought together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in education. As with IAFOR’s other events, ECE2016 afforded participants the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
In this conference – one of a series of five held in 2016 on education and social justice – participants were invited to explore and question ways in which education can transcend borders of space, identity, culture and more, and to consider the ways in which education can develop (or hinder) social justice.
Over 280 delegates attended the event, which saw a Featured Presentation on enhancing STEM learning through theatre arts integration from Megan Atkinson of Barter Theatre’s Project REAL, USA, and Conference Co-Chair Professor Barbara Lockee of Virginia Tech USA, as well as a Keynote Presentation entitled "The Non-Linguistic Benefits of Language Learning" by Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck, University of London, UK.