Programme (2017)

This page provides details of presentations and other programming at ACEID2017. For more information about presenters, please visit the 2017 Speakers page.


  • Preserving and Challenging Culture: The Right to Education
    Preserving and Challenging Culture: The Right to Education
    Featured Panel Chair: Professor Haruko Satoh
  • Teaching Sustainability to Prepare Children for a Complex Future: Environmental Education in Primary School
    Teaching Sustainability to Prepare Children for a Complex Future: Environmental Education in Primary School
    Spotlight Presentation: Dr Rachel Lam
  • Ethical Issues and Dilemmas in Academic Publishing: An Interactive Workshop
    Ethical Issues and Dilemmas in Academic Publishing: An Interactive Workshop
    Spotlight Workshop: Professor Adrian Ziderman
  • Values for Global Citizenship: Fostering Innovation and Access with the Higher Education Context
    Values for Global Citizenship: Fostering Innovation and Access with the Higher Education Context
    Featured Presentation: Jessica Loh
  • Globalization and Education Reform in China
    Globalization and Education Reform in China
    Featured Panel Presentation: Dr Tien-Hui Chiang
  • Community-Based Participatory Research: A Story of Empowerment
    Community-Based Participatory Research: A Story of Empowerment
    Spotlight Presentation: Dr Margo Greenwood
  • The Forgotten Indonesian Trilogy of Education
    The Forgotten Indonesian Trilogy of Education
    IAAB Presentation: Dr Monty Satiadarma
Preserving and Challenging Culture: The Right to Education
Featured Panel Chair: Professor Haruko Satoh

This panel discussion will explore the conference theme, “Educating for Change”, in the context of the featured conference screening of Among the Believers (Directed by Hemal Trivedi & Mohammed Ali Naqvi). Intimate and shocking, Among the Believers offers rare insights into the ideological battles shaping Pakistan and the wider Muslim world.

The issues highlighted in the documentary will spark a discussion around the friction between preserving culture and challenging culture in areas of the world where education is highly politicised, and where religious and secular education vie for influence.

The panel will attempt to unpack the question of the extent to which education can be considered fundamental human right, and in particular issues of gender and education.

Image | Screenshot from Among the Believers (Directed by Hemal Trivedi & Mohammed Ali Naqvi)

Read presenter biographies.

Teaching Sustainability to Prepare Children for a Complex Future: Environmental Education in Primary School
Spotlight Presentation: Dr Rachel Lam

Primary education may play a critical role in preparing students for the complex global problems of today. How early should schools begin to encourage student engagement towards a sustainable future? Not only in teaching them what sustainability means and why it is important, but also in developing the competencies to be innovative, creative and critical problem-solvers. We describe an environmental education program that took place in a primary school in Singapore. Within the program, we investigated how a collaborative learning instructional design helped grade four students explore a complex environmental problem by generating their own ideas around, and solutions to, the problem. We argue that there is a need to teach about sustainable development with instructional methods that cultivate skills crucial to complex problem solving. These include thinking critically and creatively, communicating and collaborating. Our instructional design was developed to encourage students to employ such skills, while at the same time learn the concepts around decreasing human production of waste in the environment. Our work has shown that grade four students are able to engage in complex problem solving through peer collaboration, produce unique and practical solutions, use some effective communicative and collaborative behaviours, and learn about an important environmental issue. We hope to contribute to a discourse on the importance of teaching about sustainability with the instructional methods that prepare young children to be effective problem-solvers for a sustainable future.

Read presenter biographies on the 2017 Speakers page.

Ethical Issues and Dilemmas in Academic Publishing: An Interactive Workshop
Spotlight Workshop: Professor Adrian Ziderman

1) Background presentation to open the workshop, setting the main issues in context. Ethical issues and dilemmas as encountered by authors, external reviewers, collaborators and journal editors will be outlined, both from a normative viewpoint and current practice. Attention will be paid to cross-cultural differences and to differing disciplinary norms. The role of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in providing information and guidance will be outlined.

2) The session will reform into breakout groups. These will be presented with 4 to 5 problem cases previously submitted for advice and discussed at COPE’s regular forums. For each case, the groups will consider such questions as: What is the ethical problem(s) inherent in the case? What action should be taken to deal with the issue(s)? What measures could be taken to avoid similar problems over the longer term?

3) The final part will comprise a reporting back by each group reporter; the workshop leader will then compare these findings with the advice offered by COPE. The session will conclude with a summing up by the leader.

This Spotlight Workshop is sponsored by the International Network of Business and Management Journal Editors (INBAM).

Read presenter biographies on the 2017 Speakers page.

Values for Global Citizenship: Fostering Innovation and Access with the Higher Education Context
Featured Presentation: Jessica Loh

Students graduating from higher education institutions increasingly find themselves in a dynamic and global landscape that requires diverse skill sets and competencies for further education or career placements. The need for cultural awareness, practical training, and experiential learning in the university setting is important not only for developing these competencies, but also for shaping global citizenship. Regarding global citizenship, it is important to be mindful of the fact that a) it involves fostering civic values that transcend traditional borders, and b) there is an intentional educational process that must take place to develop these values. There are many long-standing assumptions about how global citizenship transpires with young people, with international education often driving the discussion. This session will examine the assumptions and key features of global citizenship, highlighting perspectives that are unique to the region. Using case studies, it will explore both methods and lessons learned of programs that have deliberately incorporated a “global civic values” pedagogy within the experiential learning context, both in and outside of the classroom, the advantages of these models, and the sustainability and future impact.

Read presenter biographies on the 2017 Speakers page.

Globalization and Education Reform in China
Featured Panel Presentation: Dr Tien-Hui Chiang

Featured Panel Chair: Dr Tien Hui Chiang, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

From local policy to national discourse, this Featured Panel will look at the education reforms needed and those already in place as effects of globalisation spread throughout China. From facing problems that are uniquely Chinese, such as the effects and consequences of giant middle schools (5000+ students), to issues that are relatable on a global scale, such as the employability of college graduates, this panel take an in-depth view of education in China, and examine what lessons can be learned both nationally and internationally.

Featured Panellists:

Ying Liu, Zhengzhou University, China
Jiangtao Zhao, Zhengzhou University, China
Zhexian Wang, Zhengzhou University, China
Xian Ling Wang, Zhengzhou University, China
Qian Zhou, Zhengzhou University, China
Laiting Cui, Zhengzhou University, China

Read presenter biographies on the 2017 Speakers page.

Community-Based Participatory Research: A Story of Empowerment
Spotlight Presentation: Dr Margo Greenwood

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) in an education context equitably involves teachers, pupils, community members, organisational representatives and researchers, with a commitment to sharing power and resources and drawing on the unique strengths that each partner brings. The aim through this approach is to increase knowledge and understanding of a given phenomenon and integrate the knowledge gained into interventions, policy and social change to improve the health and quality of life of those in the school community. Sightsavers, a disability-focused iNGO, has been implementing a community-based participatory research approach (CBPR) within its education and social inclusion research in the global South. This paper describes the CBPR methodology, how it works within international development, and its impact on Sightsavers interventions in schools. Specific reference will be made to working with teachers as peer researchers – including those with disabilities, training material for peer researchers, CBPR ethical principles, and community analysis of data.

Read presenter biographies on the 2017 Speakers page.

The Forgotten Indonesian Trilogy of Education
IAAB Presentation: Dr Monty Satiadarma

Most Indonesian educators know and aware of the country’s trilogy of education being introduced by Soewardi Soerjaningrat (1889-1959), later known as Ki Hajar Dewantara. The trilogy consists of modelling (for those in front should become figure models), motivating (for those in the middle should motivate), and encouraging (for those behind should encourage). However, the ministry of education emphasises only the last principle, to encourage, as the educational motto. Although sometimes the principles of modelling and raising being mentioned in educational discussion, they are not being emphasised as the encouraging one. These unified principles is not suppose to be seen and implemented in separate ways. Parents and teachers should become figure models for their children and students. At the same time they must motivate and encourage the younger generation to achieve their goals. The trilogy is basically a holistic concept of education which may apply universally. Using merely one of them may bring failures of education. Recovering the utilisation of the trilogy as a unified principle in the nation is a great challenge for parents, teachers and educators. This presentation discusses the issues, challenges and possible solutions to deal with the conditions in the nation.

Read presenter biographies on the 2017 Speakers page.