Programme (Live-Stream)

Speakers at The 6th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2020) will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline

Monday, March 23, 2020Tuesday, March 24, 2020Wednesday, March 25, 2020Thursday, March 26, 2020

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

15:30-17:00: Pre-Conference Workshop (Online via Zoom)
Publishing Snakes and Ladders: Navigating a Path to Publication
Yvonne Masters, Editor-in-Chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, Australia
Watch and participate via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/962011111
Meeting ID: 962011111

Watch and participate via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/634753558
Meeting ID: 634753558

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

10:00-10:15: Welcome Address & Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

10:15-10:45: Keynote Presentation Online via Zoom
Ryoma Kayano, WHO Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre), Japan

10:45-11:00: Short Break

11:00-11:45: Keynote Presentation Online via Zoom
Engage to Inspire: Education, Civic Engagement and Social Change
Sarajean Rossitto, Temple University, Japan

11:45-12:00: IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

12:00-13:30: Lunch Break

13:30-14:30: Featured Panel Online via Zoom
Educating Children in Vulnerable Communities
Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Raz Shpeizer, Kaye Academic College of Education, Israel
Brian Aycock, IAFOR, Japan (moderator)

14:30-14:45: Short Break

14:45-15:45: Featured Presentation Online via Zoom
From South East Asian Classrooms to the Middle of the North Pacific!
Lowell Sheppard, HOPE International, Japan

Watch and participate via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/725358844
Meeting ID: 725358844

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

10:45-11:45: Online Session I – Higher Education: Language Learning

Bridging the Gap Between Teachers of General English (GE) and Teacher of English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
Duyen Can, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam

Applying “Design Thinking” Approach in English for Tourism Course
Duyen Can, Vietnam National University Hanoi, Vietnam
Thuy Nguyen, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam

12:00-13:00: Online Session II – Primary & Secondary Education

Building Teacher Confidence and Student Engagement in Primary Science Through Fun and Experimentation
Sterling Cathman, Nayland College, New Zealand

Using an Embedded Blended Learning Pedagogy to Create the Outstanding School
Tony Yeigh, Southern Cross University, Australia
David Lynch, Southern Cross University, Australia

13:15-14:45: Online Session III – Leadership

Project Inclusive Education: People with Intellectual Disabilities work as University Lecturers
Fabian van Essen, IUBH University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Achieving Quality in Education Under SDG 4 – Financial Challenges and Gaps from an Indian Perspective
Shailla Draboo, Jamia Millia Islamia University, India

Perception of Leadership in Higher Education – The Singapore Management University Case Study
Kenneth Tan, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Watch and participate via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/945863476
Meeting ID: 945863476

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

09:30-10:30: Featured Workshop Online via Zoom
Teaching Online through Podcasting
Cynthia Northington Purdie, William Paterson University, United States

11:15-11:45: Online Session II – Pedagogy

Fourth Grade Slow Learners’ Reading Error Analysis in Inclusive Elementary School in Indonesia
Gaby Arnez, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia
Ishartiwi, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia

12:00-14:00: Online Session III – Higher Education

Assessment of Academic Performance in Free to Select Anime Avatar Educational Video for Ray Tracing Programming Class
Rex Hsieh, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Hisashi Sato, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Satoshi Cho, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Field Trips in English Teaching in Vietnam
Doan Hoang Duc, FPT University, Vietnam

Intercultural Competence in Internationalization Context: Some Recommendations for Tertiary-level Foreign Language Teaching
Ngan Giang Dang, University of Ferrara, Italy

The Effectiveness of Qigong Education Course for Improving College Nursing Students with Premenstrual Symptoms
Shu-Han Lin, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Taiwan
Huei-Mein Chen, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Taiwan

The above schedule may be subject to change.


Featured Presentations

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

Virtual Presentations


Final Programme

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The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule. All registered delegates will receive a printed copy of the Conference Programme.


Previous Programming

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

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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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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