“Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change”
June 29 – July 01, 2018 | The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK
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 Organising Committee of The 8th European Conference on Education (ECE) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.
- Dr Masooma Al Mutawah, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
- Dr Rima Bahous, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
- Dr Saramma Chandy, Lords Universal College of Education (Retd), India
- Dr Denise De Souza, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Dr Tania Dias Fonseca, Kingston University London, United Kingdom
- Professor Isabel Fernandes Silva, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal
- Dr Ross Hudson, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia
- Dr Henri Jacobs, Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa
- Dr Leda Kamenopoulou, University of Roehampton, United Kingdom
- Dr Moses Ogundokun, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
- Professor Olabisi Olasehinde-Williams, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
- Dr Dominika Provázková Stolinská, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
- Dr Y.M. Tang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Dr Prapassara Thanosawan, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
IAFOR's peer review process, which involves both reciprocal review and the use of Review Committees, is overseen by conference Organising Committee members under the guidance of the Academic Governing Board. Review Committee members are established academics who hold PhDs or other terminal degrees in their fields and who have previous peer review experience.
If you would like to apply to serve on the ECE2019 Review Committee, please visit our application page.