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Providing Access to Higher Education for Refugees: Challenges and Benchmarks

Session Information:

Thursday, 11 July 2024 11:05
Session: Plenary Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Keynote Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Brendan Howe is Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, South Korea, where he has also served two terms as Associate Dean and Department Chair.

Abstract Teaser: The global humanitarian crisis of refugee and forced migration flows is among the most pressing challenges to domestic and international governance. Securing access to higher education is among the most intractable challenges faced by refugees. Yet, securing higher education rights…

The Joy of Not Knowing and Why It’s So Brilliant to Not Know!

Session Information:

Thursday, 11 July 2024 11:40
Session: Plenary Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Keynote Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Professor Marcelo Staricoff is a Lecturer in Education and will serve as joint Course Leader of the Bachelor of Arts in Primary and Early Years Programme and Course Leader for the Master of Education Course, from September 2024 at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

Abstract Teaser: Albert Einstein once said that as a teacher, he never taught his students, he just provided the conditions in which they could learn. In this practical and interactive session, we will argue that it is not enough to just create…

Educating for Peace: Conflicting Narratives, Migration, Immigration and Global Citizenship

Session Information:

Thursday, 11 July 2024 13:40
Session: Plenary Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Featured Panel Presentation

About the Presenter(s): -Donald E. Hall is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Binghamton University (SUNY), United States.
-Brendan Howe is Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, South Korea, where he has also served two terms as Associate Dean and Department Chair.
-Ljiljana Marković is a Professor of Japanese Studies in the European Centre for Peace and Development (ECPD) of the United Nations University for Peace, and Special Advisor to the Executive Director and ECPD Academic Director.
-Professor Anne Boddington is Executive Vice-President and Provost of IAFOR, and oversees the academic programs, research and policies of the forum.

Abstract Teaser: According to Plato, “those who tell and claim the stories, control the world”, and the stories we are told and tell are the flesh on the bones of power. The question is, who tells these stories today? Today, global conflicts,…

Helping Us To Help Ourselves – How Assistive Robots and AI Can Change

Session Information:

Friday, 12 July 2024 10:15
Session: Plenary Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Keynote Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Praminda Caleb-Solly is Professor of Embodied Intelligence at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, where she leads the Cyber-physical Health and Assistive Robotics Technologies research group.

Abstract Teaser: Assistive robots and AI offer the potential to transform people's ability to manage their own health, particularly those with the greatest need and lack of adequate support. This presentation introduces Professor Caleb-Solly’s ongoing exploration of how connecting robots with different…

The Examination of Eye Movements in Language Learning Research: A Focus on Vocabulary

Session Information:

Friday, 12 July 2024 11:00
Session: Plenary Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Keynote Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Dr Ana Pellicer-Sánchez is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at the Institute of Education in the Faculty of Education and Society at University College London (UCL), United Kingdom.

Abstract Teaser: Vocabulary is one of the key components of language proficiency and is crucial for successful communication in a second language. Learners need to acquire large vocabulary sizes in order to understand a range of written and spoken texts, as well…

How to Destroy a University

Session Information:

Friday, 12 July 2024 12:45
Session: Plenary Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Keynote Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Donald E. Hall is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Binghamton University (SUNY), United States.

Abstract Teaser: Universities across the globe are under attack, and threats are coming from many directions. Some of us find ourselves at ground zero in the culture wars: in the United States, for example, college campuses have become battlegrounds over questions of…

Humanities at the Helm: Mobilizing Scholars to Confront the Planetary Climate Crisis

Session Information:

Friday, 12 July 2024 13:20
Session: Plenary Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Keynote Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Alfonso J. García-Osuna has taught at Hofstra University and at City University of NY-Kingsborough for over 35 years.

Abstract Teaser: As the challenges of climate change mount, the role of humanists in addressing this existential threat has become increasingly important. While science undoubtedly plays the pivotal role in understanding and mitigating climate change, a review of the literature (Levine, 2023;…

Invisiblised and Erased Narratives – Essential Views from the Margins

Session Information:

Friday, 12 July 2024 13:55
Session: Plenary Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Keynote Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Dr Neelam Raina is an Associate Professor of Design and Development at Middlesex University, London.

Abstract Teaser: Today's middle ground seems to be less ‘on point’ and an unfashionable place to be, the echo chamber effect of polarised thinking, in this bumper year of elections, gives us time to pause and reflect on where we have arrived…

Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Democracy

Session Information:

Friday, 12 July 2024 14:45
Session: Plenary Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Keynote Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Dr Cian O'Donovan is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London, United Kingdom.

Abstract Teaser: ‘It is time to hit pause on AI.’ In March 2023, hundreds of artificial intelligence experts endorsed that message in an open letter to leaders of the world's most powerful technology firms. Future risks are too great, they wrote, and…

AI and Education

Session Information:

Friday, 12 July 2024 15:20
Session: Plenary Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Keynote Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Dr David Mallows is an Associate Professor at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education in the United Kingdom, where he also directs the IOE Academic Writing Centre.

Abstract Teaser: As higher education professionals, should we be worried about the lack of transparency, and the complex ethical issues that surround the development of AI and its application in higher learning institutions? This talk will discuss AI and education, specifically higher…

IAFOR Undergraduate Research Symposium (IURS) Workshop

Session Information:

Friday, 12 July 2024 16:00
Session: Featured Session
Room: SOAS, Brunei Theatre
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation

About the Presenter(s): -Professor Grant Black is a professor in the Faculty of Commerce at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, where he has taught Global Skills and Global Issues since 2013.
-Dr James W. McNally is the Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging life course.

Abstract Teaser: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is introducing the IAFOR Undergraduate Research Symposium (IURS) to major cities across the world in 2024. IURS is an international symposium with academic capacity-building programmes tailored specifically for undergraduate students to acquire and develop presentation…

Code-mixing in Social Media Discourse in Latvia (81653)

Session Information:

Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Video Presentation
Presentation Type:Virtual Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Margarita Dumeša is currently a translator at the pan-Baltic bank Luminor AS and a lecturer at the University of Latvia.

Abstract Teaser: The use of social media platforms to communicate has increased in recent years. The users of digital social networks form discourse communities which adopt the values, goals, and communication habits of each other. As a large part of Latvian society…

Effects of Critical Thinking Strategy Training on Reading Comprehension and Self-Efficacy of Vietnamese EFL Learners (81943)

Session Information:

Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Video Presentation
Presentation Type:Virtual Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Phat H. Nguyen is currently a lecturer of English in the School of Foreign Languages at Tra Vinh University, Vietnam. His teaching experience spans a diverse array of second language reading and writing courses.

Abstract Teaser: The study aims to help EFL students improve their reading comprehension and raise their self-efficacy in learning to read in the EFL context at a public university in the Mekong Delta. Therefore, the present study investigates how training in critical…

Teaching Persuasive Writing for Arabic-Speaking Students (83154)

Session Information:

Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Video Presentation
Presentation Type:Virtual Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Dr Sarah EID is the English coordinator at Al Maaref University, Beirut- Lebanon.
She is interested in teaching English as a foreign language for Arabs. She tries to initiate techniques to teach English.

Abstract Teaser: Studies reveal that English-speaking countries are facing problems in teaching the country’s language to emigrants coming from different cultural backgrounds. These problems get worse in non-English speaking countries for students are not exposed to this language in their daily life.…

The Effectiveness of Self-Paced Online Language Courses With Gamification Elements in the University Setting (80768)

Session Information:

Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Video Presentation
Presentation Type:Virtual Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Dr Hon Fong Poon is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at The University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong

Abstract Teaser: Self-paced learning is a crucial approach for fostering students' intrinsic motivation to delve deep into understanding a given subject. However, motivating students to learn through self-access online courses outside the classroom is not an easy task. This study aims to…

Exploring Augmented Reality Instruction in the English Language Classroom (81547)

Session Information:

Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Video Presentation
Presentation Type:Virtual Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Ms Angeliki Voreopoulou is a School Teacher/Instructor at 15th Primary School Evosmos in Greece

Abstract Teaser: The ever-evolving world of technology has penetrated many aspects of our lives including the way of teaching foreign languages. Learners are not easily sufficed with traditional classroom practices and there is an ongoing demand for reconstruction and enrichment of current…

Visuals to Support Vocabulary Development (78523)

Session Information:

Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Video Presentation
Presentation Type:Virtual Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Dr Jill Tussey is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Buena Vista University in United States

Abstract Teaser: Visuals in the classroom can provide support for students as they learn new vocabulary and concepts. Since vocabulary is an important component of learning for students in all academic areas, educators need to ensure that they are providing support for…

Beliefs of Multilingual Students Regarding a Multilingual Approach Used to Enhance Comprehension of the Academic Language (79816)

Session Information:

Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Video Presentation
Presentation Type:Virtual Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Dr Alaitz Santos Berrondo is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at University of the Basque Country in Spain

Abstract Teaser: In multilingual contexts, a more multilingual focus is starting to be implemented in both language and content subjects’ classrooms because it is being seen as a resource among researchers and educators (Cenoz & Gorter, 2017; Cenoz & Santos, 2020). However,…

Future Engineers’ Anxiety: A Comparison Between English as a Foreign Language and Mathematics (82290)

Session Information:

Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Video Presentation
Presentation Type:Virtual Presentation

About the Presenter(s): A dedicated Associate Professor of English Language serving as the Research Team leader for 'Foreign Language Education' at ESPRIT, School of Engineering and Technology, Ariana, Tunisia .

Abstract Teaser: This paper examines the anxiety levels among first-year future engineering students at ESPRIT School of Engineering, specifically focusing on the disparities between anxiety in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and Mathematics. The study employs a quantitative research approach, utilizing…

An Investigation into the Health Workers’ Perceptions on the Adoption of Chatbots in Medical Treatment: Case of Bulawayo Hospital (82562)

Session Information:

Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Video Presentation
Presentation Type:Virtual Presentation

About the Presenter(s): Dr Sibusisiwe Dube is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe

Abstract Teaser: The use of chatbots in medical treatment has shown great potential and benefits as many hospitals around the world have incorporated this technology into their patient care strategies. There is however, limited literature and knowledge on the health care workers’…


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