IICEHawaii2016


“Education and Social Justice: Learning and Teaching for Change”

January 5–7, 2017 | The Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

In this conference – one of a series of five held in 2016 on education and social justice – participants were invited to explore and question the ways in which education can influence global trends and develop local solutions for social justice and diversity.

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IICEHawaii2016 Conference Photographs

Human interaction is at the root of all knowledge creation, and hence the great importance of the conference in introducing, testing and spreading ideas through challenging, rigorous and thought provoking discussion and debate. But beyond that, a conference is also a great chance to meet people from around the world, and to extend and grow ones’s professional network, and above all, to make friends.

It may be impossible to tell the story of the conference, or rather the many hundreds of interlocking stories that go to make up the conference, but the documentary photography in this slideshow aims to give a taster of the more serious academic side of the event, as well as the lighter side…

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Programme

  • Reality and Creativity in the Philosophy of Way of Change – A Matter of Eco-Cosmology
    Reality and Creativity in the Philosophy of Way of Change – A Matter of Eco-Cosmology
    Keynote Presentation: Professor Chung-Ying Cheng
  • Emerging Technology – The Learner Awakens
    Emerging Technology – The Learner Awakens
    Keynote Presentation: Professor Curtis Ho
  • The Flow of Learning
    The Flow of Learning
    Featured Workshop Presentation: Dr Paul Lowe
  • Creating a Collaborative Experiential Learning Community for Mid-Career Professionals at Postgraduate Level
    Creating a Collaborative Experiential Learning Community for Mid-Career Professionals at Postgraduate Level
    Keynote Presentation: Dr Paul Lowe
  • Interdisciplinarity in Education & Interdisciplinary Writing and Publishing in Education
    Interdisciplinarity in Education & Interdisciplinary Writing and Publishing in Education
    Featured Workshop Presentation: Professor Sue Jackson, Professor Ted O’Neill & Professor Steve Cornwell
  • You’re the Boss. Now What?
    You’re the Boss. Now What?
    Keynote Presentation: Professor Steve Cornwell

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Speakers

  • Dr Paul Lowe
    Dr Paul Lowe
    University of the Arts London, UK
  • Professor Chung-Ying Cheng
    Professor Chung-Ying Cheng
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  • Professor Curtis Ho
    Professor Curtis Ho
    University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA
  • Professor Sue Jackson
    Professor Sue Jackson
    Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Professor Ted O’Neill
    Professor Ted O’Neill
    Gakushuin University, Japan

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Organising Committee

The Organising Committee of The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii (IICEHawaii) 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, etc.; 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 oversee the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.

  • Professor Barbara Lockee
    Professor Barbara Lockee
    Virginia Tech, USA
  • Professor Sue Jackson
    Professor Sue Jackson
    Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Dr Joseph Haldane
    Dr Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Professor Steve Cornwell
    Professor Steve Cornwell
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) & Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan
  • Professor Ted O’Neill
    Professor Ted O’Neill
    Gakushuin University, Japan
  • Kiyoshi Mana
    Kiyoshi Mana
    Director of International Operations, IAFOR

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Reality and Creativity in the Philosophy of Way of Change – A Matter of Eco-Cosmology
Keynote Presentation: Professor Chung-Ying Cheng

Traditional Western Metaphysics was abolished in some way. The question remains as to how to conceive reality which becomes our world of humanity. The point is that we cannot leave humanity as simply a matter of being “thrown out there”. Following the suggestion of the Yijing and Daoism, we must affirm and accept change in our experience of the world as reality to be grasped as experience and thus as an object to be symbolically understood in our language. This presentation is to show and argue that we could see reality as creativity and thus as a source for humanity to be creative. The future is still ours to make as we delve into our desires for good and virtue, peace and harmony and our positive values which we may also find as inspired from the large reality of the world of things and this universe.

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Emerging Technology – The Learner Awakens
Keynote Presentation: Professor Curtis Ho

Who are our learners and what are their expectations in being technologically engaged in school? When the first Star Wars movie came out in 1977, most in education were not aware of the Apple II and Radio Shack TRS-80 personal computers. Throughout the releases of other sequels and prequels of Star Wars, we have seen an exponential rise in computer use in education. As “The Force Awakens” (reference to the new Star Wars movie) the personal computer is no longer the first choice of tech tool for the millennial student. Social media is prevalent in their lives and many teachers have taken advantage of using this technology for collaborative learning. Mobile devices are ubiquitous and provide immediate access to knowledge and social learning. This session will explore how students use multiple tools for both formal and informal learning. The session will also discuss how students in Hawaii use gaming, robotics and virtual learning environments to demonstrate their knowledge and skills that are emerging in the 21st-century learning environment.

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The Flow of Learning
Featured Workshop Presentation: Dr Paul Lowe

In this workshop, Dr. Paul Lowe will outline a range of learning strategies he uses in his innovative practice-based Masters course on Photography and in his work with Ph.D. students and early career researchers at the University of the Arts London. Dr. Lowe draws on a variety of approaches drawn from experiential learning, sports coaching, performance management and personal development to break down the process of learning and developing new skills, and refining and improving existing ones. He emphasises how to assess current levels of ability, identify strengths and weaknesses, and then close ability gaps that limit performance. His approach is based around combining a community of practice approach with the concepts of flow states to provide a deep learning experience that is eclectic yet robust.

In the workshop you will have the opportunity to learn a variety of strategies of skill and personal development such as greasing the groove, the grind, and the white belt mentality, as well as to experiment with several personal assessment tools including performance wheels.

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Creating a Collaborative Experiential Learning Community for Mid-Career Professionals at Postgraduate Level
Keynote Presentation: Dr Paul Lowe

This presentation will explore the creation of collaborative virtual learning spaces suited to the needs of globally distributed, mid-career professional practitioners, where individuals enhance their practice through interaction with their peers. This draws on the concepts of Wenger’s ‘communities of practice’ (CoP) (2002) and Schön’s ‘reflective practitioner’ (1983). I seek to produce critically aware practitioners, able to work to the highest professional standards, who understand the power of collaboration and co-creation in the digital age. The presentation explores the experience of developing an online M.A. in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. The course is practice-based and professional, and focused on a problem-based experiential approach to learning. Combining this with technology-enhanced social learning creates an environment where students, staff and visiting tutors share their reflections on their work in real time with their peers, leveraging and expanding their experiences as the basis of their learning, using a range of web 2.0 platforms. This design has been informed by Wenger’s ideas on creating ‘Digital Habitats’ (2009), where technology serves to enhance the ecology of learning by extending the potential for interaction and collaboration in a virtual world. The affordances of technology such as reflective blogs to enhance collaboration and peer review are leveraged to enhance the critical faculties and judgment of the participants. Schön’s concept of a ‘Practicum’ (1983) is central as an intermediate space between the worlds of work and study, fostering a community of practice that mirrors the larger professional community of photojournalism practice. Mapping and modeling this larger community prepares students for entry into the profession. Live web conferencing allows us to interact with the cohort and visiting faculty in real time, using images, presentations, web pages, live text, audio and video in one browser window. All lectures, seminars and tutorials are delivered in this way; combining the energy and involvement of face-to-face teaching with the flexibility of location afforded by a virtual environment. This is real ‘situated learning’ – the practitioner is able to physically live ‘in the story’, working on their projects in the field but getting real-time support from their peers and mentors.

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Interdisciplinarity in Education & Interdisciplinary Writing and Publishing in Education
Featured Workshop Presentation: Professor Sue Jackson, Professor Ted O’Neill & Professor Steve Cornwell

This session will include reflections from the panellists about what interdisciplinarity means to them in their work and scholarship, and then broaden out to wider roundtable discussions inviting delegate participation.

It will also include reflections on interdisciplinary writing and publishing in education.

Professor Sue Jackson, Birkbeck – University of London, UK
Professor Ted O’Neill, Gakushuin University, Japan
Professor Steve Cornwell, Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan

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You’re the Boss. Now What?
Keynote Presentation: Professor Steve Cornwell

Teachers do many things. Teach full loads of classes. Do language camps, make tests, go on school visits and attend staff meetings. But wait, there’s more. Teachers make materials and plan curriculums, write papers and attend conferences, serve on committees and, when asked, interview new teachers. Teachers advise students, help them apply to study abroad programmes or to transfer to another school…teachers prepare letters of recommendation to support. Teachers lead busy, sometimes stress-filled lives. And so it is normal that teachers complain from time to time – about teaching schedules that do not make sense, meetings that are scheduled with short notice, late in the day, or that run too long….being asked to take on extra assignments that sometimes have them working 10-15 + days straight. And teachers lament students’ falling proficiency and how texts seem to have gotten more difficult over the last few years, and how vacation time seems to have shrunk… Ah, if only we could change things, if only we were in charge. This presentation will examine, in the best of all possible worlds, what is possible, if anything, to effect change and create a humane functional workplace if all of a sudden you do find yourself in charge.

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Dr Paul Lowe
University of the Arts London, UK

Biography

Paul is the Course Director of the Masters Programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. He was responsible for the development and launch (2008) of a new part-time mode of the course, delivered entirely online using web conferencing, blogs and the VLE. Paul is an award-winning photographer, whose work is represented by Panos Pictures, and who has been published in Time, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer and The Independent amongst others. He has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela’s release, famine in Africa, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the destruction of Grozny.

He is a consultant to the World Press Photo foundation in Amsterdam on online education of professional photojournalists in the majority world. His book, Bosnians, documenting ten years of the war and post-war situation in Bosnia, was published in April 2005 by Saqi books. He regularly contributes to international and national conferences in photography, media and education, and has published chapters in edited books on these themes as well.

Previous IICEHawaii Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2016) | Creating a Collaborative Experiential Learning Community for Mid-Career Professionals at Postgraduate Level
Featured Workshop Presentation (2016) | The Flow of Learning
Professor Chung-Ying Cheng
University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Biography

Professor Chung-Ying Cheng is a philosopher-scholar of Chinese and comparative philosophy, and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University. He has taught in the Department of Philosophy at University of Hawaii at Manoa as Professor of Philosophy since 1972.

Combining his strong background in both Chinese philosophy and Western philosophy, he was among the first to develop and promote Chinese philosophy in American Philosophical Circles and formalise the discipline of Chinese philosophy as early as 1965. He founded the academic quarterly Journal of Chinese Philosophy in 1973 and has served as its Editor-in-Chief since then. In 1967 he founded the International Society for Chinese Philosophy, and also founded the International Society for the Yijing in 1985. He is well known for his philosophical studies of the Yijing and in 2006 he published his seminal work: Origin and System of the Yijing.

Professor Cheng has published 32 books in both English and Chinese and more than 300 papers in various fields of philosophy, including Contemporary Chinese Philosophy, Theory of Confucian Philosophy, Creating Harmony, Ontology and Interpretation (eight volumes including one volume on Onto-Hermeneutics, 1999-2011), Philosophy of Yijing Ontology, Collected Papers of Chung-ying Cheng (four volumes), and Onto-Aesthetics.

In recent years Professor Cheng has worked on Kant and reciprocal interpretation of Kantian Philosophy with Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy. He is also engaged in systematising his own philosophy from onto-cosmology and onto-hermeneutics to ethics, aesthetics and political philosophy. Following his critical papers on Davidson, Rorty and Searle, he developed a strong interest in re-interpreting American pragmatism of Peirce, James, Royce, Dewey and Rorty in light of Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism.

Professor Cheng has held visiting professorships at Yale University, Oxford University, London University and Berlin University. He has also served as the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University and Director of the Graduate Institute of Philosophy at Taida. His current positions include Visiting Professorships at Beijing University and Tsinghua University, Distinguished Chair Professor at Remin University and Visiting Chair Professor of Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Previous IICEHawaii Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2016) | Reality and Creativity in the Philosophy of Way of Change – A Matter of Eco-Cosmology
Professor Curtis Ho
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA

Biography

Curtis Ho is Professor, Department Chair and Graduate Chair of the Learning Design and Technology department at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He has been a UH faculty member for over 30 years, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in educational media research, interactive multimedia, web-based instruction, distance education, video technology, and computer-based education. He has taught courses in American and Western Samoa and Saipan, and was the first to offer a course statewide over the Hawai’i Interactive Television System.

Curtis Ho received his PhD in Educational Technology from Arizona State University where he served as instructional designer. He has consulted for public and private schools, financial institutions, and higher education. For several years he directed the Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support for the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus. He has presented extensively at national and international conferences at locations including Beijing, Copenhagen, Eskisehir, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Lugano, Rome, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Melbourne, Montreal, Osaka, Panang, Taipei, Takamatsu, Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Professor Ho was a Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director for three US Department of Education grants totalling over 9.8 million US dollars. He is a co-organiser of TCC Worldwide Online Conference, an executive committee member of E-Learn, Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education, and is also past-President of the Pan Pacific Distance Learning Association, a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association and of the Pacific Association for Communications and Technology, a chapter of the national Association for Educational Communications and Technology.


Previous IICEHawaii Presentations

Featured Panel Presentation (2017) | Educating for Change: Challenging and Preserving Traditional Cultures
Professor Sue Jackson
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Biography

Sue Jackson is Professor Emeritus at Birkbeck, University of London. She was previously Pro-Vice-Master (Vice President) for Learning and Teaching, Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender and Director of Birkbeck Institute for Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck. She publishes widely in the field of gender and lifelong learning, with a particular focus on identities.

Sue's recent publications include Innovations in Lifelong Learning: Critical Perspectives on Diversity, Participation and Vocational Learning (Routledge, 2011); Gendered Choices: Learning, Work, Identities in Lifelong Learning (Springer, 2011, with Irene Malcolm and Kate Thomas); and Lifelong Learning and Social Justice (NIACE, 2011).

Professor Ted O’Neill
Gakushuin University, Japan

Biography

Ted O’Neill is a professor at Gakushuin University, Tokyo, in the Faculty of International Social Sciences. He previously taught at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University and J. F. Oberlin University. Ted was co-editor of The Language Teacher for the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and later served on the JALT National Board of Directors as Director of Public Relations from 2012 to 2016. He received an MA in ESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, USA in 1996 and completed a postgraduate Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy through the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York in 2014. He is a part of a research group studying implementation of content-based language education and content and language integrated learning in East and Southeast Asia with the generous support of The Research Institute for Oriental Cul­tures at Gakushuin University.​

Professor Ted O’Neill is a Vice-President (at large) of IAFOR. He is a member of the Educational Technology section of the International Academic Advisory Board.


Previous IICEHawaii Presentations

Featured Panel Presentation (2017) | Educating for Change: Challenging and Preserving Traditional Cultures
Professor 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.

Professor Sue Jackson
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Biography

Sue Jackson is Professor Emeritus at Birkbeck, University of London. She was previously Pro-Vice-Master (Vice President) for Learning and Teaching, Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender and Director of Birkbeck Institute for Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck. She publishes widely in the field of gender and lifelong learning, with a particular focus on identities.

Sue's recent publications include Innovations in Lifelong Learning: Critical Perspectives on Diversity, Participation and Vocational Learning (Routledge, 2011); Gendered Choices: Learning, Work, Identities in Lifelong Learning (Springer, 2011, with Irene Malcolm and Kate Thomas); and Lifelong Learning and Social Justice (NIACE, 2011).

Dr 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 a Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within the university.

He is also a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the College of Education of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

A black belt in judo, he is married with two children, and lives in Japan.

Professor 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.

Professor Ted O’Neill
Gakushuin University, Japan

Biography

Ted O’Neill is a professor at Gakushuin University, Tokyo, in the Faculty of International Social Sciences. He previously taught at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University and J. F. Oberlin University. Ted was co-editor of The Language Teacher for the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and later served on the JALT National Board of Directors as Director of Public Relations from 2012 to 2016. He received an MA in ESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, USA in 1996 and completed a postgraduate Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy through the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York in 2014. He is a part of a research group studying implementation of content-based language education and content and language integrated learning in East and Southeast Asia with the generous support of The Research Institute for Oriental Cul­tures at Gakushuin University.​

Professor Ted O’Neill is a Vice-President (at large) of IAFOR. He is a member of the Educational Technology section of the International Academic Advisory Board.


Previous IICEHawaii Presentations

Featured Panel Presentation (2017) | Educating for Change: Challenging and Preserving Traditional Cultures
Kiyoshi Mana
Director of International Operations, IAFOR

Biography

Kiyoshi Mana is the Director of International Operations, and is responsible for overseeing the global operations of the organisation, including IAFOR's conferences in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. He is also the Vice President for Global Partnerships and Affiliations, developing our expanding relationships with universities and organisations around the world.

An American of Japanese descent, Kiyoshi has long been fascinated by the country of his ancestors, studying both Japanese language and culture at San Francisco State, and also successfully training to be a sushi chef. Coming from a family of educators, he came to Japan in 2009 to continue his studies and to teach, before joining IAFOR in 2011 in a position that utilizes his marketing experience, and his strong commitment to education.