ACEID2020


ACEID2020

March 23-26, 2020

Welcome to The 6th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2020). This international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue. The ACEID2019 conference saw more than 200 delegates, and plenary addresses by the former UN Special Rapporteur, and the Head of the Japanese Institute for Human Rights, Yozo Yokota, as well as by representatives from JICA, and senior administrators from universities throughout the region. ACEID2020 will again afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

In bringing together education and international development, past conferences have seen presentations on internationalising Japanese universities, education issues faced by refugees, cultural diversity in classrooms, and other interdisciplinary topics related to education and international development. In order to encourage the broadest range of submissions from diverse disciplines, the Organising Committee has decided to forego assigning a specific theme for ACEID2020, instead opting to consider anything that fits within the field of education and international development. There will be several streams, including Diversity in Global Contexts, Education
 & Socio-Economic Development, Education & Development: Local & Global, Public & Private Partnerships
 in Education, Economics & Management of Education
, Literacy: Poverty & Sustainability, and Innovation & Value.

Held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, ACEID2020 promises to be as exciting and informative as ever, continuing IAFOR’s efforts to engage in interdisciplinary initiatives aimed at having an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations. It is through conferences like these that we expand our network and partners, and we have no doubt that ACEID2020 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice, and for the meeting of people and ideas.

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Plenary Presentations

Featured Workshop Presentation
Publishing Snakes and Ladders: Navigating a Path to Publication
Yvonne Masters, Independent Researcher, Australia

Keynote Presentation
WHO’s Role in Emergency 21st Century Challenges
Ryoma Kayano, WHO Centre for Health Development, Kobe, Japan


Keynote Presentation
Engage to Inspire: Education, Civic Engagement and Social Change
Sarajean Rossitto, Temple University, Japan

Featured Panel
Educating Children in Vulnerable Communities
Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Raz Shpeizer, Kaye Academic College of Education, Israel
Moneeba Mahmood, Columbia University, USA
Brian Aycock, IAFOR


Featured Presentation
From South East Asian Classrooms to the Middle of the North Pacific!
Lowell Sheppard, HOPE International Development Agency Japan

Featured Workshop
Teaching Online through Podcasting
Cynthia Northington Purdie, William Paterson University, USA

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Speakers

  • Brian Aycock
    Brian Aycock
    IAFOR, Japan
  • Ryoma Kayano
    Ryoma Kayano
    WHO Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre)
  • Moneeba Mahmood
    Moneeba Mahmood
    Columbia University, USA
  • Cynthia Northington Purdie
    Cynthia Northington Purdie
    William Paterson University, USA
  • Yvonne Masters
    Yvonne Masters
    Independent Researcher, Australia
  • Sarajean Rossitto
    Sarajean Rossitto
    Temple University, Japan
  • Lowell Sheppard
    Lowell Sheppard
    HOPE International Development Agency Japan
  • Raz Shpeizer
    Raz Shpeizer
    Kaye Academic College of Education, Israel
  • Dexter Da Silva
    Dexter Da Silva
    Keisen University, Japan

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Programme

  • Engage to Inspire: Education, Civic Engagement and Social Change
    Engage to Inspire: Education, Civic Engagement and Social Change
    Keynote Presentation: Sarajean Rossitto
  • WHO’s Role in Emergency 21st Century Challenges
    WHO’s Role in Emergency 21st Century Challenges
    Keynote Presentation: Ryoma Kayano
  • Educating Children in Vulnerable Communities
    Educating Children in Vulnerable Communities
    Featured Panel: Dexter Da Silva, Raz Shpeizer, Moneeba Mahmood & Brian Aycock
  • Publishing Snakes and Ladders: Navigating a Path to Publication
    Publishing Snakes and Ladders: Navigating a Path to Publication
    Featured Workshop Presentation: Yvonne Masters
  • Teaching Online through Podcasting
    Teaching Online through Podcasting
    Featured Workshop Presentation: Cynthia Northington Purdie
  • From South East Asian Classrooms to the Middle of the North Pacific!
    From South East Asian Classrooms to the Middle of the North Pacific!
    Featured Presentation: Lowell Sheppard

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Organising Committee

The Organising Committee of The 7th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID) 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.

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

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2020 Review Committee

  • Professor James Briganti, Nagasaki University, Japan
  • Dr Diobein Flores, Sto. Tomas College of Agriculture Science and Technology (STCAST), Philippines
  • Dr Avitoli Kinny, Government of Nagaland, India
  • Dr Imelda Macaraig, St. Mary's College, Philippines
  • Dr Edna Nabua, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines
  • Dr Kristine Newton, University of Indianapolis, United States
  • Dr Marilyn Obod, Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines
  • Dr Jennifer Padua, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
  • Dr Florentin Popescu, Han University of Applied Sciences (Arnhem Business School), Netherlands
  • Dr Latra Rogers, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States
  • Dr Arianne Rourke, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr Lorena Taglucop, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Philippines
  • Dr Randy Tudy, Cor Jesu College, Philippines

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IAFOR Grant & Scholarship Recipients

Our warmest congratulations go to Veronica Llanes, Aly Jafferani and Siti Nur Diyana Mahmud, who have been selected by the conference Organising Committee to receive grants and scholarships to present their research at ACEID2020.

Veronica Llanes

IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Comparative Compulsory Schooling Policy: The Cases of India and Ecuador
Veronica Llanes, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Devanshee Shukla, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Veronica Llanes is currently a candidate in the Master in Public Policy programme at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS). Veronica is both an academic and practitioner. Her latest endeavor includes a qualitative research paper on the effects of migration on Ecuadorian children, accepted for publication at Migration and Development. Before NUS, Veronica obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics and international development from Clark University, Massachusetts (US). She has international work experience in the nonprofit and public sectors in development-related fields in Ecuador, Asia and the United States and has received multiple awards and recognitions throughout her entire academic and professional career, including Dean’s Lists and recognitions for outstanding performance as a leader in the national implementation of OECD-led, large-scale, international student evaluations in Ecuador. She is also a member of the International Economics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon.

Aly Jafferani

IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t. A Small-Scale Blended Learning Study in a Rural RE setting in Sindh, Pakistan
Aly Jafferani, University College London, United Kingdom

Aly is a traveller, educator and a youth camp counsellor who has been involved in the domain of education for the past ten years. He likes exploring and working with people in diverse settings and has had the opportunity to serve in the communities of Pakistan, the United Kingdom and Kenya. He has also designed and executed an English Language and Support Program for the communities of Gilgit-Baltistan & Chitral. He is a graduate of the Secondary Teacher Education Programme and is currently teaching Religious Education to Ismaili Muslim adolescets of Pakistan at the National Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board. He holds a MA in Education (Muslim Societies and Civilisations) and MTeach (Masters of Teaching) from the University College London, Institute of Education. He also holds a Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from the National University of Science & Technology.

Siti Nur Diyana Mahmud

IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Culturally Relevant Gamification Approach for Climate Change Education: Tackling the Climate Change Issues Through Food System Activities
Siti Nur Diyana Mahmud, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Siti Nur Diyana Mahmud is a lecturer of science education and environmental education at the STEM Enculturation Centre, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her research interest is concerned with issues of teaching and learning in science education and environmental education, with a focus on the non-formal learning, gamification, transformative learning and systems thinking approach in science and environmental education learning.

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.

Click here to learn out more about IAFOR grants and scholarships.

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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.

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Brian Aycock
IAFOR, Japan

Biography

Brian served in the US military during multiple overseas operations, then joined the Peace Corps to work on economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. Brian also managed the refugee employment department of a resettlement agency, assisting refugees as they arrive in the United States. He has published articles on economic development and underdevelopment, as well as refugee law in Japan, and most recently presented on issues of human security at the International Conference on Peace and Conflict, hosted by the University of Delhi (India).

His undergraduate work was completed in the United States before beginning postgraduate studies in economics at the University of Glasgow. In 2017, Brian went back to school to study refugee law, earning his MA (Distinction) in Refugee Protection from the University of London. Brian is currently pursuing his doctorate at the International Christian University (ICU) in Japan, and serving as an adjunct lecturer at Keisen University and Oberlin University. His current research interests are in international law, particularly refugee and human rights law, and he is conducting research into legal protections for persons displaced by climate change.

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Ryoma Kayano
WHO Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre)

Biography

Dr Kayano joined WHO in 2015, having previously worked at Nagasaki University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor in charge of research promotion and international collaboration. He currently works as a focal point of health emergency and disaster risk management (Health-EDRM) and is responsible for the liaison for Japan local and national government. As the responsible officer for Health-EDRM research at WHO Kobe Centre (WKC), he coordinates the work of the secretariat of the WHO Thematic Platform for Health-EDRM Research Network, which facilitates global research collaboration for scientific evidence improvement. Based on his background in psychiatry, he also coordinates WKC’s research activities on mental health and dementia. After graduating from medical school, he served vulnerable populations through his early career as a general practitioner in a rural area and as a psychiatrist in training for people severely disabled.

Keynote Presentation (2020) | WHO’s Role in Emergency 21st Century Challenges
Moneeba Mahmood
Columbia University, USA

Biography

Moneeba Mahmood is a first year PhD student at The Institute of Development Studies in the UK. Moneeba has previously worked exclusively in the development sector mainly on education, peace and conflict and women’s rights with a focus in South Asia, and youth employment and healthcare in the UK. She has worked and lived in Japan, Pakistan, Rwanda and Uganda. She is currently working as a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City on her PhD research focused on labour force participation for female medical doctors in urban Pakistan and how education translates into labour.

Featured Panel (2020) | Educating Children in Vulnerable Communities
Cynthia Northington Purdie
William Paterson University, USA

Biography

Cynthia Northington Purdie is a psychologist and associate professor at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Her research interests are reflected in her publications as they surround current issues in educational psychology with a particular emphasis on classroom management philosophies. She is the author of three books on behavior management for teachers, paraprofessionals and school transportation personnel. She regularly presents her research internationally and serves as the International Chair of the Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE). She also serves on the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Education and New Developments (END) and on the steering committee of the World Conference on Education (WCE). Before joining the university faculty, she enjoyed a long career as a teacher of both regular and special education in The United States public, secondary schools.

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Yvonne Masters
Independent Researcher, Australia

Biography

Yvonne Masters is an independent researcher in Australia. She has been involved with IAFOR for several years as a member of The Asian Conference for Education Organising Committee, as co-facilitator of The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium, and as a member of the International Academic Advisory Board. Yvonne is the current Editor-in-Chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, a Scopus indexed, open access journal on education.

Yvonne was a teacher and teacher educator for over 40 years and is still passionate about education. She was a senior lecturer in Professional Classroom Practice in the School of Education, University of New England, Australia, a position that she accepted after five years as Director of Professional Experience in the same School. Prior to taking up her position at UNE, she had 30 years’ experience in secondary schools including in the roles of Curriculum Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal. Her teaching experience spans three Australian states. Her research interests centre on undergraduate research, academic publication, teacher education and policy, professional experience, teacher identity, online learning and virtual worlds. Yvonne was awarded her PhD, focused on school principalship, from Deakin University.

She is an active researcher and gained, in collaboration with other researchers, 4 Internal UNE School of Education Research grants; was a partner in a $200,000 ALTC (OLT) grant, VirtualPREX: Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with pre-service teachers; in 2014 achieved a UNE Seed Grant for a one year project to explore teacher quality; and in 2015 gained a $50,000 OLT seed grant to develop resources to assist pre-service teachers to gain online teaching skills to assist them in teaching wholly online into virtual schools.

Yvonne serves as a reviewer for several education journals and is a senior reviewer for IAFOR conferences. She presents on a variety of education topics including publishing as an academic, teacher education policy, undergraduate research, and online teaching at a range of conferences, both Australian and international.

Workshop Presentation (2020) | Publishing Snakes and Ladders: Navigating a Path to Publication
Sarajean Rossitto
Temple University, Japan

Biography

Except for brief stints in the theatre and fashion industries, Sarajean has worked with nonprofit NGOs in Japan and the United States her entire career. She develops projects and training programmes aimed at developing skills, knowledge and effective partnerships between organisations and across borders. Sarajean has coordinated programs targeting experts in community health, humanitarian response, persons with disabilities, and HIV/AIDS. She has assisted corporations develop community engagement, CSR and philanthropy programs. At Temple University, Tsuda International Training Center, Japan Campus, Meiji Gakuin and Sophia Universities she has taught courses on Japanese civil society, NGOs in a cross cultural context, NGO management, the SDGs, Gender perspectives on the SDGs and Understanding Current Issues through Theater for people from a wide array of backgrounds. Sarajean has served as the Tokyo representative for international organisations such as the San Francisco-based Give2Asia Foundation for whom she worked with close to 50 organisations through managing their Tohoku Recovery Fund 2011-2014.

Sarajean has served on the Board of Directors and Councilors for a number of organisations including FEW, For Empowering Women Japan, Mirai no Mori, the Asian Rural Institute, and A Place to Grow and helped found the Japan Alliance of Conflict Mediators.

Before 2005, when she began working as an independent consultant, Sarajean spent four years coordinating the bilateral exchange of nonprofit professionals between the United States and Japan for Japan-US Community Education & Exchange (JUCEE). She worked for six years with the Tokyo YMCA before completing her graduate studies in human rights in East Asia at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She also holds certificates in Disaster Management (UNU Tokyo), Humanitarian Response (Harvard online program) and Conflict Mediation (Hitotsubashi University / NY Peace Institute).

Keynote Presentation (2020) | Engage to Inspire: Education, Civic Engagement and Social Change
Lowell Sheppard
HOPE International Development Agency Japan

Biography

Lowell Sheppard is an author, speaker, a social entrepreneur, a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, husband, father, a long-distance cyclist, and wanna-be Sailor.

Lowell has spent his entire adult life working with established Non-Government Organizations (also known as non-profit societies) and in several NGO start-ups. As Founder of HOPE International Development Agency Japan and Asia Pacific twenty years ago, Lowell has seen the growth of HOPE to be in the top 2 % of charitable organizations in Japan with the coveted “nentai” certified tax-deductible status.

Lowell has served for the last twenty years as an informal advisor to companies and boards in the area of ethical decision making and thought leadership with a focus on community legacy.

He has dedicated much of his life to social and environmental improvement projects.

Today, Lowell is often asked to speak on Ethics and Philosophy, Social Enterprise, CSR, Sustainability, and subjects related to his various books.

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Raz Shpeizer
Kaye Academic College of Education, Israel

Biography

Dr Raz Shpeizer is currently a lecturer and pedagogical instructor at Kaye Academic College of Education, in Beer-Sheva, Israel. Born in Tel-Aviv, he graduated with a BA in Art and Philosophy and an MA in Philosophy from Tel-Aviv University. He then moved to Beer-Sheva, in the south of Israel, to gain his PhD in Philosophy from Ben-Gurion University. He was appointed a lecturer at Kaye Academic College of Education in 2011, and since then has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as conducting research. His fields of interest encompass general Philosophy, Philosophy of education, critical thinking, project-based learning, multiculturalism and qualitative methods of research.

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Dexter Da Silva
Keisen University, Japan

Biography

Dr Dexter Da Silva is currently Professor of Educational Psychology at Keisen University in Tokyo. He has taught EFL at junior high school, language schools, and universities in Sydney, Australia, and for more than two decades has been living, and teaching at the tertiary level, in Japan. Professor Da Silva was educated at the University of Sydney (BA, Dip. Ed., MA), and the University of Western Sydney (PhD). He has presented and co-presented at conferences in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States, co-edited two books on Motivation in Foreign Language Learning, and written or co-written articles and book chapters on education-related topics, such as trust, student motivation, autonomy, and content-based language teaching. He is a past editor of On CUE Journal, past president of the Asian Psychological Association, regular reviewer for conferences, proceedings, journal articles and book chapters, and regularly co-chairs and participates in the Organising Committee of conferences on Motivation, Language Learning and Teaching, and Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences.

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Engage to Inspire: Education, Civic Engagement and Social Change
Keynote Presentation: Sarajean Rossitto

Sarajean will draw upon her civil society experience by sharing case studies from her work in Japan and neighbouring nations that represent her commitment to inter-sector collaboration and experiential education that transform individuals’ perceptions of the self, others and the world while simultaneously transferring knowledge and skills. Through stories of collaborative learning from university students, corporate leaders and grassroots organisation leaders, Sarajean will highlight specific cases of learning programs that represent her commitment to empowering people to take initiative, and developing future leaders to come up with new solutions. She will also share challenges, ideas about future directions and questions for the conference participants to consider moving forward.

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WHO’s Role in Emergency 21st Century Challenges
Keynote Presentation: Ryoma Kayano

In this Keynote Presentation, Dr Ryoma Kayano from the World Health Organisation (WHO) Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan, will discuss the WHO’s role in emergency 21st century challenges.

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Educating Children in Vulnerable Communities
Featured Panel: Dexter Da Silva, Raz Shpeizer, Moneeba Mahmood & Brian Aycock

Education is a fundamental human right owed to all people, especially children. The near-universal acceptance of this position is reflected in the numerous mechanisms of international law, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The importance of this right is of particular importance to children as it can significantly impact the rest of their lives, for better or worse. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and other more recent developments in international human rights law have emphasised the importance of educating children and insisted that denying them education is a gross violation of their rights. It is important that we recognise the large number of children currently denied education, the need to rectify the situation, and the challenges to providing educational opportunities to vulnerable populations.

According to UNICEF, approximately 50 million children are currently displaced by conflict and poverty, and Save the Children reports that approximately four million children are currently out of school due to displacement. In addition to the immediate need of finding basic safety, these children need access to educational opportunities. It is estimated that over 150 million children are working rather than going to school today, and an estimated 40 million are enslaved. Getting children out of slavery and labour and into classrooms is critical for their future. It is reported that 93% of women living in rural Afghanistan are unable to read or write. How do we reach them so that their rights as children, women, and humans are ensured?

Even if these are extreme examples of the challenges to providing education to vulnerable populations, they serve to raise issues relevant around the world. How do we overcome prejudice and bigotry in educational systems to ensure ALL children have access to opportunities? What impact does instability in the home or community have on education? How do migrants find education in host communities? And how can we ensure equitable, quality education for all children?

Further, it is not enough to simply provide nominal access to education. That education must be effective and equitable. How do we ensure that all children are receiving the same level of quality education, especially in situations of vulnerable students?

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Publishing Snakes and Ladders: Navigating a Path to Publication
Featured Workshop Presentation: Yvonne Masters

Researchers, from postgraduate students to experienced academics, are generally expected to publish their findings, usually in an academic journal. However, getting published can be a stressful undertaking and anyone submitting to a journal needs to understand that rejection happens. Most journals have a process of editorial review before a paper is even sent to peer reviewers, and many papers are rejected at the first gate. So how can you increase your chances of acceptance?

In this workshop, using the IAFOR Journal of Education as an example whilst also referring to journals more generally, you will be taken through a number of aspects of presenting your work for publication. You will be provided with examples of what to do (and not do), have the opportunity to discuss your own tips for success, and to ask questions that are puzzling you.

While the main focus of the workshop is about maximising your chances of acceptance, it will conclude with an examination of how to respond to reviewers if you are given the opportunity of re-submitting a paper.

The workshop is applicable for anyone interested in discovering more about how to improve the chances of acceptance of a paper. It is relevant to the early postgraduate student as well as to more established academics.

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Teaching Online through Podcasting
Featured Workshop Presentation: Cynthia Northington Purdie

What is a podcast? In this age of social media, and interactive multi-platform software, the creation and use of podcasts as a teaching modality makes sense. Podcasts are free, international, available on a multitude of platforms, and easy to access. Lecture materials that would traditionally be delivered in a brick and mortar classroom can now be accessed at any time on virtually any device (cellphone, tablet, computer, smart-watch etc.). The presenter of the workshop is a podcaster in higher education with over 1000 weekly listeners. The purpose of this workshop is to highlight the benefits of podcasting in higher education. Participants in this workshop will discover the benefits of podcasting. The ease of creating one’s own podcast will be demonstrated step by step. Participants will be encouraged to create podcasts as a means of showcasing research and pedagogies in higher education.

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From South East Asian Classrooms to the Middle of the North Pacific!
Featured Presentation: Lowell Sheppard

Lowell Sheppard has been active in education in a variety of ways over many years. Through the building of elementary and middle schools in Cambodia and enabling Indigenous Young People in the Philippines to receive a college education through the Pamulaan Center, Lowell has enabled thousands of young people to receive an education.

Lowell’s latest Project, Pacific Solo, involves him taking the classroom from SE Asia to the North Pacific. In two years time, Lowell plans on sailing solo across the North Pacific through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to a place he has identified as Nemo North, the place furthest from Land in any direction. Lowell is announcing the Pacific Solo Learning Project, and outlining at the conference ways that students and classrooms can engage by asking him to gather data and conduct collaborative experiments on their behalf while on his voyage.

Lowell has also served on the board Nagoya International School in Japan, and is currently on the IAFOR International Academic Advisory Board.

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Steve Cornwell
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) & Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan

Biography

Steve Cornwell is the President of IAFOR, and President of the Academic Governing Board. He coordinates and oversees the International Academic Advisory Board, and also serves on the organization's Board of Directors.

Dr Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University, and also teaches in the online portion of the MA TESOL Programme for the New School in New York. He helped write and design several of the New School courses and has been involved with the programme since its inception.

He has also been involved with the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), (an affiliate of IAFOR) serving on its National Board of Directors as Director of Programme from 2012-2016; where his duties involved working with a volunteer team of 50+ to put on JALT’s annual, international conference each autumn.

Most recently, since 2012, he has been the Committee Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s Lifelong Learning Committee and is responsible for their evening extension Programme geared towards alumni and community members. He is also the Vice-Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s English Education Committee which is responsible for suggesting policy regarding English Education and also responsible for developing material for the integrated curriculum.

Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

Dr Haldane’s current research concentrates on post-war and contemporary politics and international affairs, and since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within Osaka University.

A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance, Dr Haldane is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), a Visiting Professor at the School of Business at Doshisha University (Japan), and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the College of Education of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (USA).

From 2012 to 2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu Region) and he is currently a Trustee of the HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015.

Barbara Lockee
Virginia Tech., USA

Biography

Dr Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech., USA, where she is also Associate Director of the School of Education and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach. She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. She has published more than 80 papers in academic journals, conferences and books, and has presented her scholarly work at over 90 national and international conferences.

Dr Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organisation for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her PhD in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), M.A. in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and BA in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.

Justin Sanders
Temple University, Japan Campus

Biography

Justin Sanders is the Director of Temple University Japan's Continuing Education Program, one of Japan's oldest and largest providers of personal and professional development courses. With over 14 years in the international and higher education sectors, before coming to Japan, he served as a Research Specialist and Global Recognition Manager for the International Baccalaureate, a leading global provider of international education programs and assessments. Prior, he spent several years supporting good governance in community colleges around the United States with the Association of Community College Trustees, and served a two year tour as a US Peace Corps Education Volunteer working at a rural primary and secondary school in Azerbaijan. Justin received his undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Arizona and his MA in International Education from the George Washington University. He completed his doctoral studies and earned his PhD in Education from the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka University, Japan, where his research focused on international strategy development at comprehensive research universities in East Asia.

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Haruko Satoh
Osaka University, Japan

Biography

Haruko Satoh is Specially Appointed Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science in charge of CAREN (Osaka University Centre for the Advancement of Research and Education Exchange Networks in Asia) and also lecturer at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), where she ran the MEXT Reinventing Japan project on “Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)” with six Southeast Asian and four Japanese universities. She is also the President of the The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA).

In the past she has worked at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Chatham House, and Gaiko Forum. Her interests are primarily in state theory, Japanese nationalism and identity politics. Recent publications include: “Rethinking Security in Japan: In Search of a Post-‘Postwar’ Narrative” in Jain & Lam (Eds), Japan’s Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment (World Scientific, 2012); “Through the Looking-glass: China’s Rise as Seen from Japan”, (co-authored with Toshiya Hoshino), Journal of Asian Public Policy, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 181–198 (July 2012); “Post-3.11 Japan: A Matter of Restoring Trust?”, ISPI Analysis No. 83 (December 2011); “Legitimacy Deficit in Japan: The Road to True Popular Sovereignty” in Kane, Loy & Patapan (Eds), Political Legitimacy in Asia: New Leadership Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), “Japan: Re-engaging with China Meaningfully” in Tang, Li & Acharya (Eds), Living with China: Regional States and China through Crises and Turning Points, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Professor Haruko Satoh is a member of IAFOR’s Academic Governing Board. She is Chair of the Politics, Law & International Relations section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Keynote Presentation (2019) | Between Aspiration and Reality: Cultural Conflict in a University Classroom
Keynote Panel Presentation (2019) | Education and Displaced People

Previous Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2017) | Preserving and Challenging Culture: The Right to Education