Speakers

Speakers at The 8th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2022) will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides information about presenters. For details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming, please visit the Programme page.


  • Shingo Ashizawa
    Shingo Ashizawa
    Toyo University, Japan
  • Aric Denfield
    Aric Denfield
    Nichidai Sakuragaoka High School, Japan
  • Deane Neubauer
    Deane Neubauer
    University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States
  • Haruko Satoh
    Haruko Satoh
    Osaka University, Japan

Previous Speakers

View details of speakers at past ACEID conferences via the links below.

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.

Panel Discussion (2022) | Higher Education Across the Globe: A Time of Transformative Change

Previous Presentations

Panel Presentation (2021) | Transformation of Global Education Under COVID-19: A New Wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Aric Denfield
Nichidai Sakuragaoka High School, Japan

Biography

Mr Aric Denfield is currently senior language teacher at Nichidai Sakuragaoka High School, Tokyo, an affiliated school of Nihon University, where he is responsible for syllabus design and assessments. Born in London, England, Mr Denfield was educated at Richmond-Upon-Thames Tertiary College, London before reading history at the University of London. After graduating, he has lived in a number of countries (Russia, Brazil and Japan) and has gained considerable English teaching experience in extremely varied environments, including in formal education, government ministries, and volunteer projects. Since completing his undergraduate degree, Mr Denfield has been awarded two MAs: MA History (University of London) and MA Education (Institute of Education). His primary field of interest is in the re-imagining of education based on the guiding principles of Education for Sustainable Development.


Spotlight Presentation

An Explanatory Case Study on the Incorporation of Education for Sustainable Development Into Formal Education in Japan

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is vital to create sustainable societies. Successive Japanese governments have advocated the incorporation of ESD into its education system. This paper investigates teachers’ understandings of Sustainable Development (SD) and ESD and the extent to which ESD has been incorporated into lessons. To address this question, an explanatory case study in a private senior high school was conducted. Data collection involved a literature review, looking at international iterations of ESD and its interpretation by relevant Japanese ministries; an interview with the school’s curriculum coordinator; and the collection of quantitative data. The instrument was designed by the author. The results indicate teachers view SD primarily through an environmental lens. They consider it of vital importance; however, the majority of respondents find ESD difficult to understand. ESD-related themes are integrated into lessons, although this varies by department and its inclusion is determined by the content of textbooks. Interdisciplinary learning is largely absent. Respondents supported the development of ESD’s core competences and values; however, many of the pedagogies used do not aid that development, even though greater use is being made of Active Learning. Finally, while respondents understood the affective dimension of transformative learning (TL), they did not feel it was within the remit of education. To implement ESD more effectively, the school needs to adopt a holistic approach. Teachers must be better acquainted with ESD literature and greater use must be made of active learning methods.

https://submit.iafor.org/submission/submission62010

Deane Neubauer
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States

Biography

Deane Neubauer is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He currently also serves as the Associate Director of the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP) which conducts a wide range of policy-focused research with a special focus on higher education. Deane holds a BA from the University of California, Riverside, and MA and PhD degrees from Yale University. Over the course of his career he has focused on a variety of political and policy areas including democratic theory, public policy, elections and various policy foci, including education, health, agriculture and communication. He has held a wide variety of administrative positions at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and the 10 campus University of Hawai’i system. He also has over twenty years’ experience in US-oriented quality assurance.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Higher Education Across the Globe: A Time of Transformative Change
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.

Panel Discussion (2022) | Higher Education Across the Globe: A Time of Transformative Change

Previous Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2019) | Between Aspiration and Reality: Cultural Conflict in a University Classroom
Keynote Panel Presentation (2019) | Education and Displaced People
Keynote Presentation (2017) | Preserving and Challenging Culture: The Right to Education
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