"Independence & Interdependence"
January 3-5, 2019 | The Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
The 2019 conference theme for the IAFOR conference series in Hawaii is Independence & Interdependence, and invites reflections on the desirability, extent and limits of our individual independence and autonomy, of that of our students, and of the institutions and structures within which we work, teach and learn. We do not educate, and are not educated in vacuums, but in such contexts and constraints as families, groups, and societies; of nations and cultures; of identities and religions; and of political and financial realities.
Ever changing technologies offer new ways for us to be independent and autonomous learners, encouraging students to be self-directed and confident in making choices, and enabling and empowering students and teachers to be proactive and tailor content. However, myriad technologies and services make us more dependent on the very things allowing autonomy. How do we help students and teachers alike navigate and curate the vast information available? How do we encourage individual growth while also underlining the importance of belonging and of the reciprocal responsibilities and privileges of education? How do we help students build the skills and attitudes necessary for positive engagement in distributed, globalised communities that so often lead to polarisation and alienation instead? How do we educate with independence and interdependence in mind?
Featured Cultural Presenters
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, and so forth; 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 overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.
2019 Review Committee
- Dr Marquita Blades, Dr. Blades Consulting, LLC, United States
- Dr Joanie Crandall, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
- Dr Sean Gay, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
- Dr Jodi Meyer-Mork, Luther College, United States
- Dr Brian McFarlin, University of North Texas, United States
- Dr Thowfeek Mohamed Hussain, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (SEUSL), Sri Lanka
- Dr Matthew Motyka, University of San Francisco, United States
- Dr Akiko Nagao, Ryukoku University, Japan
- Dr James Oborah, The Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Nigeria
- Dr Martiallou Organiza, Ramon Magsaysay Central Elementary School, Philippines
- Dr Ifem Emmanuel Orji, UNESCO Center for Global Education, United States
- Dr Kristin Palmer, University of Virginia, United States
- Dr Despoina Panou, Ionian University, Greece
- Dr Leslie Scamacca, The City University of New York, United States
- Dr Joy Tungol, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
- Dr Yu-Wen Wei, Defense Language Institute, United States
- Professor Shih-Hsuan Wei, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan
- Dr Yifeng Yuan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
IAFOR's peer review process, which involves both reciprocal review and the use of Review Committees, is overseen by conference Organising Committee members under the guidance of the Academic Governing Board. Review Committee members are established academics who hold PhDs or other terminal degrees in their fields and who have previous peer review experience.
If you would like to apply to serve on the IICEHawaii Review Committee, please visit our application page.