The 7th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2021)

Speakers

  • Shingo Ashizawa
    Shingo Ashizawa
    Toyo University, Japan
  • Joanne Duklas
    Joanne Duklas
    Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC), Canada
  • Clay Hensley
    Clay Hensley
    The College Board, United States
  • Keiko Ikeda
    Keiko Ikeda
    Kansai University, Japan
  • Anthony Manahan
    Anthony Manahan
    University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Koichi Nakasaki
    Koichi Nakasaki
    The Institute of Future Engineering, Japan
  • Hiroshi Ota
    Hiroshi Ota
    Hitotsubashi University, Japan
  • Jay Segeth
    Jay Segeth
    My eQuals, Australia

Join us online for ACEID2021

March 22-24, 2021 | Held online from Tokyo, Japan

Welcome to The 7th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2021), held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, Japan.

ACEID2021 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), as well as collaborative projects with governments and international governmental organisations (Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s office, the United Nations in New York) and 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 ACEID2021 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice and for the meeting of people and ideas.

We look forward to seeing you online!

The ACEID2021 Organising Committee

Shingo Ashizawa, Toyo University, Japan
Steve Cornwell, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) & Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, USA
Justin Sanders, Temple University, Japan Campus
Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan


IAFOR Journal of Education (Scopus Indexed Journal)

This conference is associated with the Scopus and DOAJ listed IAFOR Journal of Education.

 

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Held online from Tokyo, Japan
  • Dates: Monday, March 22, 2021 ​to Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: January 08, 2021
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: February 16, 2021

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

 



Our Response to the Ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic

Present, Publish, Participate On-site or Online

Continued excellence in service, wherever you are

Our commitment to you; academics, scholars and educators around the world, is to continue to run conferences where and how possible, but in the full knowledge that in these unprecedented and changing times, we must engage as much as is possible online, allowing those who choose not to travel, or who cannot travel, opportunities to present, publish and participate online.

Flexibility

Given the uncertainties surrounding travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, and related and evolving government responses, we understand that potential delegates’ plans may be subject to change beyond their control, and indeed many people may not be able to travel to our conferences. We will be as flexible as we can our side to allow delegates to switch registration types between “on-site” and “online” depending on their circumstances, up until one month before the conference, so that you can be assured that whatever your situation, you can still present, publish and participate.


About IAFOR’s Education Conferences

IAFOR promotes and facilitates new multifaceted approaches to one of the core issues of our time, namely globalisation and its many forms of growth and expansion. Awareness of how it cuts across the world of education, and its subsequent impact on societies, institutions and individuals, is a driving force in educational policies and practices across the globe. IAFOR’s conferences on education have these issues at their core. The conferences present those taking part with three unique dimensions of experience, encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating heightened intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange. In short, IAFOR’s conferences on education are about change, transformation and social justice. As IAFOR’s previous conferences on education have shown, education has the power to transform and change whilst it is also continuously transformed and changed.

Globalised education systems are becoming increasing socially, ethnically and culturally diverse. However, education is often defined through discourses embedded in Western paradigms as globalised education systems become increasingly determined by dominant knowledge economies. Policies, practices and ideologies of education help define and determine ways in which social justice is perceived and acted out. What counts as "education" and as "knowledge" can appear uncontestable but is in fact both contestable and partial. Discourses of learning and teaching regulate and normalise gendered and classed, racialised and ethnicised understandings of what learning is and who counts as a learner.

In many educational settings and contexts throughout the world, there remains an assumption that teachers are the possessors of knowledge which is to be imparted to students, and that this happens in neutral, impartial and objective ways. However, learning is about making meaning, and learners can experience the same teaching in very different ways. Students (as well as teachers) are part of complex social, cultural, political, ideological and personal circumstances, and current experiences of learning will depend in part on previous ones, as well as on age, gender, social class, culture, ethnicity, varying abilities and more.

IAFOR has several annual conferences on education across the world, exploring common themes in different ways to develop a shared research agenda which develops interdisciplinary discussion, heightens intercultural awareness and promotes international exchange.


About IAFOR

Founded in 2009, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a politically independent non-partisan and non-profit interdisciplinary think tank, conference organiser and publisher. Based in Japan, its main administrative office is in Nagoya, and its research center is in The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), a graduate school of Osaka University. IAFOR runs research programs and events in Asia, Europe and North America in partnership with universities and think tanks, and has also worked on a number of multi-sector cooperative programs and events, including collaborations with the United Nations and the Government of Japan.


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.

Shingo Ashizawa
Toyo University, Japan

Biography

Shingo Ashizawa is a professor at Toyo University in Tokyo. His research involves the comparative study of higher education management and quality analysis of the internationalisation review process. Currently, he is leading a joint-research project supported by the Japanese government agency, JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science). The project is focusing on foreign credential evaluation and the comparative study of the National Qualification Framework.

His publications include The impact of Tokyo Recognition Convention and Digital Student Portability (2019), and Student Mobility Trends and the Role of University Networks in the Asia Pacific Region – UMAP and Its New Initiatives – (2019). He serves as an advisor for MEXT on the UNESCO’s Tokyo Recognition Convention Committee as well as a referee for a number of JSPS funding bodies related to internationalisation of Japanese universities. Shingo Ashizawa is also serving as Deputy Secretary General for UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) as of 2016. He teaches a number of courses including “Immigration and Cross-cultural issues”, and “International Student Mobility”. As an outgrowth of these activities, he has organised several online communities for global education, including “RYUGAKU NO SUSUME Dot JP (Invitation to Study Abroad)”.

As a Fulbright scholarship grantee, Shingo Ashizawa studied at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His past professional experience includes positions at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Keio University, Osaka University, and Meiji University.

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Joanne Duklas
Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC), Canada

Biography

Joanne Duklas, executive lead, ARUCC National Network; founder, Duklas Cornerstone Consulting Inc.; former president, Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC)

Joanne Duklas is an award-winning leader in higher education who serves as the executive lead for the ARUCC MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ National Network project and owner of a Canadian-based research and consulting firm, Duklas Cornerstone Consulting Inc. Joanne has been formally recognized in her field provincially, nationally, and more recently, internationally with the Distinguished Service Award (2020) by the American Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC). She is an expert in the higher education field and has authored several publications, presentations, and keynote addresses to advance best practice, standards, transfer, and student mobility.

Joanne is a member of several national and international organizations including the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC - Honorary Member), AACRAO, and PESC. Her firm is a signatory and participant in the Groningen Declaration Network, an international organization dedicated to student mobility through data mobility. Her career includes serving as the vice president and president of ARUCC (2010 - 2012), a member of the 2020/21 TAICEP Strategic Task Force, and as a former registrar and assistant vice president at one of Canada’s largest post-secondary institutions.

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Clay Hensley
The College Board, United States

Biography

Clay Hensley is the senior director responsible for international higher education at the College Board. In this role, he leads strategic outreach to support the global engagement of international universities.

Clay presents frequently on issues impacting international education & student mobility. Clay was awarded the annual Distinguished Service Award by the International Association for College Admissions Counseling (Int'l-ACAC, formerly OACAC) in 2013. Prior to joining the College Board, he taught English literature and studio art at Serramonte del Rey High School in Daly City, California. He also taught at the university level. He holds a BA in English from Vanderbilt University and an MFA in painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Keiko Ikeda
Kansai University, Japan

Biography

Keiko Ikeda is a Professor in the Division of International Affairs, and KU-COIL Coordinator at Kansai University. Recently, she has taken the role as the principal project manager for the Inter-University Exchange Project funded by MEXT, 2018-2022 (COIL Plus Program to Develop Global Career Mindset). Keiko is Vice-Director for the newly established organization at Kansai University, Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE). She has a PhD from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, specializing in Japanese linguistics, foreign language education, and conversation analysis. Her interests in the international education field are internationalization at home, constructing active learning programs collaborating with universities overseas. Keiko also plays a vital role in another line of the on-going government-funded project, SUCCESS-Osaka Project (2017-2021). It promotes the employability of international students who have studied in Japan.

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Anthony Manahan
University of Melbourne, Australia

Biography

Anthony Manahan is Associate Director, Admissions, Fees and Scholarships at the University of Melbourne. He has been involved in My eQuals from the outset, leading the DSD Taskforce work that led to the establishment of the My eQuals Platform. Anthony also serves as the My eQuals business sponsor for My eQuals, is a long-standing member of the My eQuals Operations Committee and is the Australian representative on the Board of the Groningen Declaration Network.

Anthony provides a perspective on how My eQuals is serving university needs and offers insights on the potential for the My eQuals roadmap to deliver future benefits to the university and the sector.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
Koichi Nakasaki
The Institute of Future Engineering, Japan

Biography

Koichi Nakasaki is the Chief Research Officer of the Institute for Future Engineering (IFENG), a Tokyo-based non-profit think tank, previously working as the Head of Business Development and Product Strategy at Thomson Reuters.

He is currently leading the national digital transformation program for higher education learning records within a voluntary team of researchers at the Research Consortium for Sustainable International Education (RECSIE) as well as collaboratively with the relevant voluntary research teams at UNESCO, IEEE and other international organisations.

He has worked and lived in Singapore, Bangkok and Tokyo, and has a wealth of international experiences in strategic design, development and execution of information business and public policies. His research interest is evolutionary psychology, marketing and organisational behaviour.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
Hiroshi Ota
Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Biography

Dr Hiroshi Ota is a Professor at the Center for General Education at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, where he serves as Director of the Hitotsubashi University Global Education Program. Prior to his current position, he worked for the Office for the Promotion of International Relations at Hitotsubashi University, the School of Commerce and Management as International Student Advisor at Hitotsubashi University, the Office of International Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Toyo University, Tokyo. His research primarily focuses on higher education policies and practices related to internationalization and international student mobility from a comparative perspective. From the State University of New York at Buffalo, Ota received his EdM in 2001 and PhD in Social Foundations of Education with a dual title in Comparative and Global Studies in Education in 2008. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study international education administration in the United States in 1996.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
Jay Segeth
My eQuals, Australia

Biography

Jay Segeth is the My eQuals Program Director. Jay has been involved in My eQuals since mid-2015, first as a Consultant advising to what was then called the Digital Student Data (DSD) taskforce and now as the My eQuals Program Director with Higher Ed Services the appointed managing organisation for My eQuals.

In these roles, Jay has led and supported initial cost/benefit modelling, the vendor/solution selection & evaluation process, the development of the business case, the implementation of My eQuals, operations management and the “My eQuals Future State” work

Jay’s focus is now on the Australian National Credentials Platform, a government supported initiative that seeks to evolve My eQuals to enable lifelong learning journey and ensuring the workforce of the future continues to evolve with the dynamic shifts in the labour market.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)