ECE2020 | July 17–19, 2020
Welcome to The 8th European Conference on Education (ECE2020), held in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London, the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, and in affiliation with the Institute of Education (IoE), University of London (UCL).
ECE2020 encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in an international forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.
Since its founding in 2009, IAFOR has brought people and ideas together in a variety of events and platforms to promote and celebrate interdisciplinary study, and underline its importance. IAFOR continues to engage in many cross-sectoral projects across the world, including those engaging leading universities (Virginia Tech, UCL, Singapore Management University, University of Belgrade, Lingnan University, Barcelona University, University of Hawai’i, Moscow State University), think tanks, research organisations and agencies (the East-West Center, The Center for Higher Education Research, The World Intellectual Property Organization), and collaborative projects with governments, and international governmental organisations (Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s office, the United Nations in New York), media agencies (The Wall Street Journal, JWT, HarperCollins).
With the IAFOR Research Centre at Osaka University, we have engaged in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives we believe will have an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations and outcomes.
IAFOR's unique global platform facilitates discussion around specific subject areas, with the goal of generating new knowledge and understanding, forging and expanding new international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research networks and partnerships. We have no doubt that ECE2020 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice and for the meeting of people and ideas.
The 8th European Conference on Education (ECE2020) will be held alongside The 8th European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL2020). Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.
Creating a Motivating School: Considerations and Challenges
Woon Chia Liu, National Institute of Education, Singapore
That’s NOT Online Learning!: The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
Charles B. Hodges, Georgia Southern University, United States
Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, United States
The Future of People
Zachary Walker, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Flexible Learning in Uncertain Times: The HyFlex Model in Response to COVID-19
Brian Beatty, San Francisco State University, United States
Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, United States (Moderator)
Multi-Competence, Translanguaging and Multimodal Learning
Li Wei, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
The impact of COVID-19 on Children and Young People Across the Globe
Jake Anders, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Jo Van Herwegen, University College London, United Kingdom
Andrea Samson, University of Fribourg & Swiss Distance University Institute
Keri Wong, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Inclusive Education: A Critical Dialogue on Marginalized Communities
Kwame Akyeampong, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Christine Callender, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Tam Cane, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Tamsin Hinton-Smith, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Farish A. Noor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Moderator: Krisna Uk, Association of Asian Studies, USA
Embracing Difference? Adaptive Lifelong Learning
Thanassis Rikakis, Virginia Tech, United States
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan
Moderator: Anne Boddington, Kingston University, United Kingdom
The Organising Committee of The 10th 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.
ECE2020 Review Committee
- Dr Azza Albendary, Cairo University, Egypt
- Dr Patrick Alain Tejero Azanza, Eclaro Academy, Philippines
- Professor Alan Belcher, Ashford University, United States
- Dr Tania Dias Fonseca, Kingston University London, United Kingdom
- Dr May Olaug Horverak, Birkenes municipality, Norway
- Dr Kazi Hossain, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, United States
- Dr Motshidisi Lekhu, Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa
- Dr Theeraphab Phetmalaikul, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
- Dr Dominika Provázková Stolinská, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
- Dr Y.M. Tang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Dr Tina Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
IAFOR Academic Grant & Scholarship Recipients
Our warmest congratulations go to Anh Duong Thi Van and Oyekunle Yinusa, who have been selected by the conference Organising Committee to receive grants and scholarships to present their research at ECE/ECLL2020.
Anh Duong Thi Van | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient
Vietnamese Tertiary EFL Teachers’ Perception Towards Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Anh Duong Thi Van, University of Economics and Finance, Vietnam
Tam Phan Thi Thanh, University of Economics and Finance, Vietnam
Ms Duong Thi Van Anh obtained her BA in English Linguistics and Literature at the University of Social Science and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and her MA in TESOL from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is currently working as a lecturer at Ho Chi Minh Open University, and the University of Economics and Finance. Her research interests include English language teaching and learning strategies, and digital innovation in English language teaching and learning.
Oyekunle Yinusa | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient
Equipping Adult Learners with Basic Literacy Skills for Cognitive Sustainability
Blessing Anyikwa, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Oyekunle Yinusa, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Mr Yinusa Oyekunle is an assistant lecturer at the Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria with a focus on Manpower Training and Development (Adult Education). He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Lagos and graduated from the Department of Adult Education, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos in 2014; and a Masters in Manpower Training and Development (Adult Education) from University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2017. He has five years work experience at the University of Lagos, has conducted research in manpower training and development and literacy education, and achieved six memberships of professional and academic groups, six publications and has managed one grants.
IAFOR's grants and scholarships programme provides financial support to PhD students and early career academics, with the aim of helping them pursue research excellence and achieve their academic goals through interdisciplinary study and interaction. Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity in relation to the applicant's field of study, financial need, and contributions to their community and to IAFOR's mission of interdisciplinarity. Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds from IAFOR and vary with each conference.
IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) – “Innovation and Value Initiative”
The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) is housed within Osaka University’s School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), and in June 2018 the IRC began an ambitious new “Innovation and Value Initiative”. Officially launched at the United Nations in a special UN-IAFOR Collaborative Session, the initiative seeks to bring together the best in interdisciplinary research around the concept of value, on how value can be recognised, and measured, and how this can help us address issues and solve problems, from the local to the global.