Programme

The European Conference on Education (ECE) is an interdisciplinary conference held alongside The European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow participants to attend sessions in both.

This page provides details of presentations and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline

Friday, July 19, 2019Saturday, July 20, 2019Sunday, July 21, 2019

Location: Birkbeck, University of London - Malet Street

12:00-13:00 Conference Registration | Room B30 (B1F)

13:00-13:15 Announcements & Welcome Address | Room B34 (B1F)
Brian Aycock, IAFOR, Japan
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan
Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners

13:15-13:45 Keynote Presentation | Room B34 (B1F)
Trandisciplinary Knowledge Ecosystems can Advance Interdependence and Agency
Thanassis Rikakis, Virginia Tech, USA

13:45-14:30 Keynote Presentation | Room B34 (B1F)
Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
Mary Stuart, University of Lincoln, UK

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break | Room B30 (B1F)

15:00-15:15 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award | Room B34 (B1F)

15:30-16:00 Keynote Presentation | Room B34 (B1F)
Challenges and Solutions to Improving Educational Outcomes
Jo Van Herwegen, University College London, UK

16:00-16:45 Keynote Presentation | Room B34 (B1F)
The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Foreign Language Learners and Teachers
Jean Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

16:45-17:00 Conference Photograph | Room B34 (B1F)

17:00–18:00: Conference Welcome Reception | Room B104 (B1F)

Location: University College London (UCL) – 20 Bedford Way

09:30-11:10 Parallel Session I | 7F

11:10-11:25 Coffee Break | Room 728 (7F)

11:25-12:40 Parallel Session II | 7F

12:40-13:40 Lunch Break | Room 728 (7F)

13:40-14:55 Parallel Session III | 7F

14:55-15:10 Coffee Break | Room 728 (7F)

15:10-16:10 Poster & Workshop Sessions

16:15-16:45 Keynote Presentation | Room 739 (7F)
Interaction in Online Learning: A Design Paradox
Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, USA

16:45-17:45 Special Interview Presentation | Room 739 (7F)
Nation-Specific Peculiarities of Language Learning and Teaching: An Interview
Svetlana Ter-Minasova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Bruce Monk

19:00-21:00: Official Conference Dinner | Tas Bloomsbury (optional extra)

Location: University College London (UCL)

09:30-11:10 Parallel Session I 7F

11:10-11:25 Coffee Break | Room 728 (7F)

11:25-12:40 Parallel Session II | 7F Lecture Rooms

12:40-13:40 Lunch Break | Room 728 (7F)

13:40-15:20 Parallel Session III | 7F Lecture Rooms

15:20-15:35 Coffee Break | Room 728 (7F)

15:35-17:15 Parallel Session IV | 7F

17:15-17:30 Conference Closing Session | Room 739 (7F)


Featured Presentations

  • Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
    Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
    Keynote Presentation: Mary Stuart CBE
  • Challenges and Solutions to Improving Educational Outcomes
    Challenges and Solutions to Improving Educational Outcomes
    Keynote Presentation: Jo Van Herwegen
  • Interaction in Online Learning: A Design Paradox
    Interaction in Online Learning: A Design Paradox
    Keynote Presentation: Barbara Lockee
  • Trandisciplinary Knowledge Ecosystems can Advance Interdependence and Agency
    Trandisciplinary Knowledge Ecosystems can Advance Interdependence and Agency
    Keynote Presentation: Thanassis Rikakis
  • The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Foreign Language Learners and Teachers
    The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Foreign Language Learners and Teachers
    Keynote Presentation: Jean-Marc Dewaele
  • Nation-Specific Peculiarities of Language Learning and Teaching: An Interview
    Nation-Specific Peculiarities of Language Learning and Teaching: An Interview
    Special Interview Presentation | Svetlana Ter-Minasova & Bruce Monk
  • Five Faces of this Generation
    Five Faces of this Generation
    Keynote Presentation: Zachary Walker
  • Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
    Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
    Plenary Panel: Anne Boddington, Jean Marc Dewaele, Mary Stuart & Zachary Walker

Final Programme

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Previous Programming

View details of programming for past ECE conferences via the links below.

Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
Keynote Presentation: Mary Stuart CBE

Learning is only of any relevance if it is contextualised both within students’ personal and individual experiences but also within the wider theoretical and cultural environment in which they are developing. This keynote will explore how the educational sector as a whole needs to respond to the changing social and economic environment that we find ourselves. It will draw on the specifics of the impact of the fourth industrial revolution and how our world is changing in the 21st century and how education needs to respond to it to ensure future generations are prepared for the new environment that is emerging.

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Challenges and Solutions to Improving Educational Outcomes
Keynote Presentation: Jo Van Herwegen

We all aim to provide the best possible education and strive for the highest outcomes of our students. But how easy is it to change classroom practice? This talk will discuss some of the barriers to improve educational outcomes as well as propose solutions, using examples from mathematics.

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Interaction in Online Learning: A Design Paradox
Keynote Presentation: Barbara Lockee

For more than two decades, online education has been touted for its ability to provide access to academic programs that would otherwise not be possible. While many distance courses are designed with flexibility and autonomy in mind for learners who are also working adults, at the same time a great emphasis is placed on the need for interaction, as an attempt to replicate the benefits of dialogue afforded in face-to-face settings. This session will explore the design paradox that underpins the planning and development of online courses and programs, contrasting the focus on learner independence with social and academic requirements for a planned interdependence in the course design strategy.

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Trandisciplinary Knowledge Ecosystems can Advance Interdependence and Agency
Keynote Presentation: Thanassis Rikakis

This paper proposes that transdisciplinary knowledge ecosystems will take a lead role in the knowledge innovation economy of the 21st century. These ecosystems will leverage interdependences of the five components of the “Quintuple Helix model of knowledge innovation”: academia, industry, government, civil society and the general circumstances of democracy conditioned by culture and the media. The ecosystems will be inclusive of all disciplines and diverse in perspectives and participants. They will embrace an expanded notion of expertise and advance multi-perspective reflective praxis. The paper reviews the theoretical foundations of these ecosystems and identifies the successes and challenges of early exemplars. These exemplars point to the potential of academia being able to gain agency and flexibility as well as increased sustainability and independence, by integrating with Quintiple Helix ecosystems. The paper uses mixed methods to analyze the relative slow pace of embrace of the Quintiple Helix ecosystems by academia. The analysis proposes that transdisciplinary experiments that span all five components of the Helix may be best positioned to address some the core challenges that are frustrating this integration. These challenges include: i) the rapid expansion of adaptive teaching so as to addresses standardized and emergent knowledge and advance the discovery process of the learner; ii) the promotion of lifelong learning realized through diverse knowledge ecosystems; iii) the coexistence of deep expertise and transdisciplinary practice within individuals and groups and iv) the embrace of inclusive notions of excellence and intelligence.

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The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Foreign Language Learners and Teachers
Keynote Presentation: Jean-Marc Dewaele

Recent research has shown that learner emotions, both negative and positive, are the fuel for foreign language learning and teaching (Dewaele et al., 2018) and they are linked to both learner-internal and learner-external factors (Dewaele et al., 2019). Emotions are at the heart of learner and teacher engagement and they can fluctuate wildly over different time scales (Gkonou, Dewaele & King, to appear). Teachers have to be able to handle their own emotions and to feel the emotional temperature in the class in order to create an environment where linguistic experimentation and play is possible. As such, the teacher plays the role of the discrete but competent conductor helping learners to sharpen their linguistic and communicative skills in the foreign language.

References

Dewaele, J.-M., Franco Magdalena, A. & Saito, K. (2019) The effect of perception of teacher characteristics on Spanish EFL Learners’ Anxiety and Enjoyment. The Modern Language Journal, 103(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/modl.12555
Dewaele, J.-M., Witney, J., Saito, K. & Dewaele, L. (2018) Foreign language enjoyment and anxiety in the FL classroom: the effect of teacher and learner variables. Language Teaching Research, 22(6), 676–697.
Gkonou, C., Dewaele, J.-M & King, J. (to appear) Language Teaching: An Emotional Rollercoaster. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

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Nation-Specific Peculiarities of Language Learning and Teaching: An Interview
Special Interview Presentation | Svetlana Ter-Minasova & Bruce Monk

Professor Svetlana Grigorievna Ter Minasova is a prominent public intellectual in Russia, and one of the world’s leading authorities on language and culture. She will be interviewed by Bruce Monk, a longtime collaborator and friend, who will use her personal, professional and academic life as a lens through which to look at questions of language, culture, and communication.

From her personal and very authoritative perspective, the interview will cover Svetlana Grigorievna’s schooling in the Soviet Union, her student life and the start of her connection with Moscow State University (MSU) and her 1973-74 academic year at UCL. The interview will then look at language education in the Soviet Union and the birth of the MSU Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies, as well as Language education in the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The interview will also look at Svetlana Grigorievna’s current plans and projects, including her current research looking at problems of Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (FLLT) with a special emphasis on nation-specific peculiarities, as illustrated by the examples from Russian history and culture, and including key aspects hampering international and intercultural communication.

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Five Faces of this Generation
Keynote Presentation: Zachary Walker

This thought-provoking talk looks at five of the faces that make up this generation and how we can work with them as teachers, leaders, colleagues, and parents. The focus is on each of those individuals, why they are important, and how they impact what we do every day in educational contexts. We will be inspired, uplifted, and challenged by how we can help each of them perform at their highest level.

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Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
Plenary Panel: Anne Boddington, Jean Marc Dewaele, Mary Stuart & Zachary Walker

Panellists

Anne Boddington, Kingston University, UK
Jean Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Mary Stuart, University of Lincoln, UK
Zachary Walker, University College London, UK

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