Education Streams

 
Date
Streams/Panels organized as part of the
22ndAnnual International Conference on Education, 18-21 May 2020, Athens, Greece, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
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18-21 May 2020
Educational Leadership
Stream Leader:
Dr. Denver J. Fowler, Chair of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program and Professor, Franklin University, USA.

The aim of the panel is to bring together academics and researchers related to Educational Leadership.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
2
18-21 May 2020
Indigenous Language Learning Through Theatre
Stream Leader:
Dr. Kirsten Sadeghi-Yekta, Assistant Professor, Theatre Department, University of Victoria, Canada

In the last two centuries, colonization ravaged many groups, and in this century the economic pressures of globalization are causing many groups to shift to a language with national or international status. The dire prediction is that 90% of the world’s 7000 languages will cease to exist by 2100. The decline and death of languages is an important global issue. From the point of view of the indigenous speakers, languages are important because they embody cultural heritage, they encode knowledge about the relationship between people and nature, and they provide a framework that defines an individual within a family or society. Thus, a high priority has been placed on the preservation of indigenous languages through ongoing research and language teaching. Already, important community-based work has been done in reversing language loss, but there is an urgency to accelerate the work as the Elders and fluent speakers are passing on. This panel will focus on how to support the cross-generational transfer of the Indigenous language and culture through the medium of theatre. We will look at alternative ways of language learning such as how to workshop indigenous stories into plays, perform them, and teach others how to make and perform plays. This panel is in particular of interest for professionals in the field of Education, Indigenous studies, Linguistics and Theatre.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
3
18-21 May 2020
Contemplative Education
Stream Leader:
Dr. Patricia Morgan, Research Associate, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.

Contemplative Education, the topic of this stream, is a form of holistic education in which contemplative practices, philosophies and orientations are integrated into any educational setting to enhance learning by supporting the development of the whole student, teacher and educational institution. Contemplative Education does this by enabling students and educators to engage their first-person, subjective experience, their second-person or intersubjective experience and their third-person, objective or cognitive understanding and analysis. The heightened self-awareness developed through contemplative practices also supports social and emotional learning, prosociality, compassion competence and emotional intelligence. There are many ways that contemplative practice and theory is incorporated in educational settings, including the remedial, such as using a simple breath exercise to help students relax and orient their focus on class content, the exploration of physiological, psychological, philosophical and religious foundations of the practices, and the creation of contemplative orientations in a classroom or across an entire institution. Overall, as outlined by Robert Roeser and Stephen Peck, Contemplative Education is a “set of pedagogical practices designed to cultivate the potentials of mindful awareness and volition in an ethical-relational context in which the values of personal growth, learning, moral living and caring for others are also nurtured” (Roeser & Peck 2009, p. 127). This panel explores aspects of contemplative education from theory to pedagogy and individual change to social transformation potentials.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
4
18-21 May 2020
New Trends in Teacher Training
Stream Leader: Dr. Mervyn J. Wighting, Professor & Program Chair, Regent University, USA.
Teacher shortages are world-wide. UNESCO (2016) has published estimates showing that in the next 12 years countries need to recruit almost 69 million new teachers to provide every child with primary and secondary education. Additionally, many new teachers joining straight from college leave the profession within 3 years (over 50% in the USA). Programs offering alternative methods to obtain a teaching license in the USA are becoming more numerous, and are helping to increase the number of qualified teachers. Online programs are being used increasingly to train teachers successfully. Additionally, every state in the USA now conducts programs that prepare professionals and semi-professionals to become teachers in their second career, e.g. retired military or retired business people, and typically they are in the age range 35-50 years. It is predicted that trends such as these will be adopted more widely as countries world-wide react to the universal shortage of qualified teachers. This stream will assist all programs that prepare teachers for the classroom by investigating and reporting on best practices associated with new trends in teacher training.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
5
18-21 May 2020
Intra-personal Development in Engineering Education
Stream Leader: Dr. Rosalie Van Baest, Academic Member Atiner & Lecturer Social and Communicative Skills, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands.
“How” can one stimulate Engineering students to open up for personal development, for conscious intra-personal development? Focus on the intra-personal, by conscious reflection, is fundamental to set personal development in motion and keep it moving. It creates a possibility to recognize changes and developments of one`s own personal qualities, to contemplate on them in a critical way and if necessary make adjustments. Insight into one`s personal qualities, and those of others, is valuable not just to a person’s self, but it is also a condition for effective teamwork and leadership. Higher Engineering education is often cognitive and practical oriented. Affective education is of significance in a process of personal development: a holistic approach. It is not always self-evident for Engineering students to motivate themselves in respect of their personal development process. Reflection and awareness are basic conditions in this process. Which meaning attaches Engineering students to their personal development during their education? In the personal development process during Engineering education, time and space are needed for students to make independent choices during the working out of assignments that are focused on the development of personal qualities. In this respect experiential and student-centred are of importance. This stream is in particular of interest for those who are engaged in stimulating (intra) personal development in Higher Engineering education.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
6
18-21 May 2020
Effective Reading and Writing Instruction: Supporting Critical Thinking
Stream Leader: Dr. Zoi Apostolia Philippakos, Editor, Athens Journal of Education, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
Writing is a challenging construct to teach, study, and grade. Instruction on what writing is, what effective writing looks like, and how it can be achieved affects students’ writing performance, self-efficacy, and motivation to write. Similarly, reading, the ability to fluently decode words and construct meaning can affect learners’ academic progress and professional success. Teachers need access to evidence-based practices and effective professional development to effectively instruct students and support them as writers, readers, and learners.
The purpose of the panel is to discuss research findings of intervention studies that address reading and/or writing instruction and examine their effects on writing, reading, motivation, as well as in the disciplines. The panel will also examine teachers’ knowledge and professional development as this relates to reading and writing instruction. Research implications and implications for practice will be further discussed.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
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18-21 May 2020
Teaching Literature in the Secondary School
Stream Leader: Dr. Janet Alsup, Professor, Purdue University, USA.
The aim of the symposium is to give an opportunity to participants to present their work to academics and researchers from different disciplines. Papers are considered from all areas of teaching literature, literature education, approaches in teaching literature.
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Abstract Submitting Form