Programme

The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii (IICEHawaii) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities in Hawaii (IICAH). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either of these conferences permits attendance in both.

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

Wednesday, January 3, 2024Thursday, January 4, 2024Friday, January 5, 2024Saturday, January 6, 2024Sunday, January 7, 2024

Location: Hawaii Convention Center (3F)

17:00-19:00: Pre-Conference Check-in & Welcome Reception | 319B & Children’s Courtyard Children’s Courtyard

This is a free event open to all registered delegates.
The Welcome Reception is the perfect opportunity for conference delegates to get a head start on the conference and make valuable connections with other attendees. The Welcome Reception will feature live music from Kings Kalohelani.

Location: Hawaii Convention Center (3F)

09:00-10:00: Conference Check-in & Coffee | Room 319A

10:00-10:05: Announcements | 320 Theatre

10:05-10:25: Cultural Presentation | 320 Theatre

10:25-11:00: Welcome Address & Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners | 320 Theatre

11:00-11:45: Featured Interview | 320 Theatre
Questions of Education, Curation and Artificial Intelligence
Kālewa Correa, Smithsonian Institution, United States
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

11:45-12:00: Conference Photograph | Grand Staircase

12:00-13:00: Conference Poster Session 1 | 3F Hallway

13:00-14:00: Lunch Break

14:00-14:45: Panel Presentation | 320 Theatre
Practical Approaches to AI in Academia
Paul McKimmy, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States
Chih-Pu Dai, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States
Dorothy Hirata, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States
Michael Menchaca, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States (Moderator)

14:50-15:35: Panel Presentation | 320 Theatre
Hawaiian Culture and Learning from the Ocean
Esprit Saucier, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, United States
Kali Fermantez, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, United States
Tialei Scanlan, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, United States (Moderator)

15:40-16:25: Panel Presentation | 320 Theatre
Moananuiākea – A Voyage for Earth
Mark K. Ellis, Polynesian Voyaging Society, United States
Kai Hoshijo, Polynesian Voyaging Society, United States
Robin Watson, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States (Moderator)

16:30-17:30: Conference Poster Session 2 | 3F Hallway

19:00-21:00: Conference Dinner | Roy’s Waikiki
This is an optional ticketed event

Location: Hawaii Convention Center (3F)

08:30-09:30: Check-in & Coffee | ​​Room 319

09:30-11:10: Onsite Parallel Session 1
Room 317B: IICE2024 | Teaching Experiences & Modern Contemporary Issues
Room 318A: IICE2024 | Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Room 318B: IICE2024 | Curriculum, Learning & Teaching Methods in STEM
Room 321A: IICE2024 | Comparative Learning Methods
Room 321B: IICE2024 | Education Policy
Room 322A: IICE2024 | Multilingual, Multicultural, and Inclusivity in Education
Room 322B: IICAH2024 | Teaching and Learning
Room 323A: IICAH2024 | Arts - Arts Theory & Criticism
Room 323B: IICAH2024 | Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication

11:10-11:25: Coffee Break | Room 319

11:25-12:40: Onsite Parallel Session 2
Room 317B: IICE2024 | Literacy & Contemporary Issues
Room 318A: IICE2024 | Foreign Language Education
Room 318B: IICE2024 | STEM Education
Room 321A: IICE2024 | Future Skills & Leadership in Higher Education
Room 321B: IICE2024 | AI in Education
Room 322A: IICE2024 | Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education
Room 322B: IICAH2024 | Teaching and Learning
Room 323A: IICAH2024 | Arts - Teaching and Learning the Arts
Room 323B: IICAH2024 | Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication

12:40-12:55: Coffee Break | Room 319

12:55-13:45: Onsite Parallel Session 3 (Workshop Session)
Room 317B: Workshop | Action Planning for Leading Institutions Toward Anti-racism
Room 318A: Workshop | Circle Work as a Relational Pedagogical Praxis to Facilitate Co-learning, Peer Support and Decolonization Within Higher Education
Room 318B: Workshop | Scenario-Based Learning – The Key to Higher Ed Online Learning Success
Room 321A: Workshop | Clashing Consciousness: A Counseling Psychology Educators Guide to Controversial Sexuality Issues
Room 321B: Workshop | Embedding Restorative Practices into Strategic DEI Efforts in Higher Education
Room 322A: Workshop | A New Face to Study Abroad: The Access, Attainment and Acquisition of International Education for Underrepresented Students
Room 322B: Workshop | Exquisite Approaches to Education: Dream Writing and Illuminated Text Workshop
Room 323A: Workshop | Metamorphosis of Education: How Cross-Cultural Communication and Inter-Humanism Help Bridge the Achievement Gap
Room 323B: Workshop | Treaty Learning Journey (TLJ) – Let’s Talk Truth (with Practical Applications for Educators)

13:45-14:00: Coffee Break | Room 319

14:00-15:40: Onsite Parallel Session 4
Room 317B: IICE2024 | Education & Contemporary Issues: Culture and Community
Room 318A: IICE2024 | Foreign Language Education
Room 318B: IICE2024 | Teaching & Learning Experiences in STEM
Room 321A: IICE2024 | Comparative Teaching & Learning Practices
Room 321B: IICE2024 | Student Engagement and Motivations
Room 322A: IICE2024 | Perspectives & Concerns in Education
Room 322B: IICAH2024 | Teaching and Learning
Room 323A: IICAH2024 | Arts - Literary Arts Practices
Room 323B: IICAH2024 | Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness

15:40-15:55: Coffee Break | Room 319

15:55-17:35: Onsite Parallel Session 5
Room 317B: IICE2024 | Education & Community: Inclusivity, Implications, and Perspectives
Room 318A: IICE2024 | Foreign Language Education
Room 318B: IICE2024 | Communication Skills Development
Room 321A: IICE2024 | Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education
Room 321B: IICE2024 | Student Support in Perspectives
Room 322A: IICE2024 | Dynamics of the Teaching Profession
Room 322B: IICAH2024 | Environment & Humanities
Room 323A: IICAH2024 | Arts - Other Arts
Room 323B: IICAH2024 | Religion, Spirituality

17:35-18:35: Cultural Event | Room 323C
E Hele Mai a Hula: A Hawaiian Music and Dance Workshop (Part 1 of 2)
Carolee Nishi, Hula Hui O Kapunahala (HHK), United States

This is a free event open to all registered delegates.

Carolee Nishi, a kumu hula at Hula Hui O Kapunahala, has dedicated over five decades to teaching Hawaiian Studies and hula at the Nu‘uanu YMCA. Her journey includes a 41-year career at United Airlines, part-time work at Liberty House, and over 20 years teaching Hawaiian Studies in Hawaii's public schools. Carolee's teaching philosophy emphasises inclusivity and gratitude over competition. She imparts life lessons alongside Hawaiian language, music, dance, and cultural values. Recognised as a Living Treasure of Hawaii in 2020, Carolee is celebrated for her commitment to community service and preserving Hawaiian culture.

Location: Hawaii Convention Center (3F)

08:30-09:30: Check-in & Coffee | Room 319

09:30-11:10: Onsite Parallel Session 1
Room 317B: IICE2024 | Comparative Teaching Experiences & Education
Room 318A: IICE2024 | Comparative Research on Reading
Room 318B: IICE2024 | Online Education: Implications & Perspectives
Room 321A: IICE2024 | Language Teaching & Learning
Room 321B: IICE2024 | Primary & Secondary Education
Room 322A: IICE2024 | International Education & Exchange
Room 322B: IICAH2024 | Science, Environment, & the Humanities
Room 323A: IICAH2024 | Social, Political, & Community Agendas in the Arts
Room 323B: IICE2024 | Curriculum Design & Development

11:10-11:25: Coffee Break | Room 319

11:25-12:40: Onsite Parallel Session 2
Room 317B: IICE2024 | Higher Education
Room 318A: IICE2024 | Educational Research & Learning Experiences
Room 318B: IICE2024 | Higher Education
Room 321A: IICE2024 | Skills Development
Room 321B: IICAH2024 | Nurturing Creativity & Innovation
Room 322A: IICE2024 | Mind, Brain & Psychology within Educational Contexts
Room 322B: IICAH2024 | AI & Education in Practice
Room 323A: IICAH2024 | History/Historiography
Room 323B: IICE2024 | Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education

12:40-12:55: Coffee Break | Room 319

12:55-14:35: Onsite Parallel Session 3
Room 317B: IICE2024 | Assessment Theories & Methodologies
Room 318A: IICE2024 | Foreign Language Education
Room 318B: IICE2024 | Leadership in Education
Room 321A: IICE2024 | Education & AI
Room 321B: IICE2024 | Inclusivity in Higher Education
Room 322A: IICE2024 | Foreign Language Education & AI
Room 322B: IICAH2024 | History/Historiography
Room 323A: IICAH2024 | Literature/Literary Studies
Room 323B: IICAH2024 | Issues on Learners' Wellbeing & Psychology

14:35-14:50: Coffee Break | Room 319

14:50-16:30: Onsite Parallel Session 4
Room 317B: IICE | Languages & Curriculum Design
Room 318A: IICE | Well-being in Education
Room 318B: IICE | Gifted Education, Special Education & Disability
Room 321A: IICE | Foreign Language Education
Room 321B: IICE | Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education
Room 322A: IICE | E-learning: Strategies & Practices
Room 322B: IICAH | Media Arts Practices
Room 323A: IICAH | Literature/Literary Studies
Room 323B:
- Roundtable: Ethnic Studies Pedagogies in These Times
- Workshop: Data Access as a Critical Tool in Education, Training and Career Development

16:30:16:45: Onsite Closing Session | Room 318B

16:45-17:45: Cultural Event | Room 323C
E Hele Mai a Hula: A Hawaiian Music and Dance Workshop (Part 2 of 2)
Carolee Nishi, Hula Hui O Kapunahala (HHK), United States

Location: Online via Zoom

13:10-13:15: Message from IAFOR

13:15-14:55: Online Parallel Session 1
Room A (Live Stream): IICAH2024 | Arts Theory & Criticism
Room B (Live Stream): IICAH2024 | Media Arts & Practices
Room C (Live Stream): IICE2024 | Education & Differences: Learner's Diversity & Inclusivity
Room D (Live Stream): IICE2024 | Mind, Brain, Psychology: Higher Education
Room E (Live Stream): IICE2024 | Policy, Leadership & Experiences

14:55-15:10 Break

15:10:16:25: Online Parallel Session 2
Room A (Live Stream): IICAH2024 | Teaching and Learning
Room B (Live Stream): IICAH2024 | Political Science, Politics
Room C (Live Stream): IICE2024 | Foreign Languages Education
Room D (Live Stream): IICE2024 | international & Intercultural Issues in Education
Room E (Live Stream): IICE2024 | Innovative Technologies in Education

16:25-16:40: Break

16:40-18:20: Online Parallel Session 3
Room A (Live Stream): IICAH2024 | Sexuality, Gender & Families
Room B (Live Stream): IICAH2024 | Visual Arts Practices
Room C (Live Stream): IICE2024 | Interdisciplinary Humanities
Room D (Live Stream): IICE2024 | Teaching & Learning Experiences
Room E (Live Stream): IICE2024 | Education Policy, Leadership & Management

18:20-18:35: Break

18:35-19:50: Online Parallel Session 4
Room A (Live Stream): IICAH2024 | Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
Room B (Live Stream): IICAH2024 | Media Arts Practices: Television, Multimedia
Room C (Live Stream): IICAH2024 | Religion, Spirituality
Room D (Live Stream): No Session
Room E (Live Stream): No Session

19:50-19:55: Message from IAFOR

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on November 27, 2023. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

*Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.


Conference Programme & Abstract Book

The online version of the Conference Programme is now available to view below via the Issuu viewing platform. Alternatively, download a PDF version. The Conference Programme can also be viewed on the Issuu website (requires a web browser). An Issuu app is available for Android users.

The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.


Featured Presentations

  • Questions of Education, Curation, and Artificial Intelligence
    Questions of Education, Curation, and Artificial Intelligence
    Featured Interview: Kālewa Correa, Joseph Haldane
  • Practical Approaches to AI in Academia
    Practical Approaches to AI in Academia
    Featured Panel Presentation: Chih-Pu Dai, Dorothy Hirata, Paul McKimmy, Michael Menchaca
  • Moananuiākea – A Voyage for Earth
    Moananuiākea – A Voyage for Earth
    Featured Panel Presentation: Mark Ellis, Kai Hoshijo, Robin Watson (Moderator)
  • Hawaiian Culture and Learning from the Ocean
    Hawaiian Culture and Learning from the Ocean
    Featured Panel Presentation: Kali Fermantez, Esprit Saucier, Tialei Scanlan (Moderator)

Important Information Emails

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Previous Programming

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

Questions of Education, Curation, and Artificial Intelligence
Featured Interview: Kālewa Correa, Joseph Haldane

On this panel, Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR, will be joined by Kālewa Correa, Curator of Hawai'i and the Pacific for the Smithsonian Institution's Asian Pacific American Center, as well as a special guest… the latest publicly available version of ChatGPT.

The discussion will focus around historically, politically, and culturally contentious questions of education and curation in the contemporary context, including the implications of AI and its growing authoritative role and voice. This will include an examination of the role of programmers and prompt engineers as curators and censors, and a questioning of the premise and promise of unfiltered access to knowledge.

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Practical Approaches to AI in Academia
Featured Panel Presentation: Chih-Pu Dai, Dorothy Hirata, Paul McKimmy, Michael Menchaca

Three educational technology practitioners with differing institutional roles (executive, system support, and faculty) from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa share their advice for educators on coping with and leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools in academia. Panellists will provide brief comments on their approaches to AI, ideas on coping with academic integrity implications, and a favourite AI tool for making academic work more efficient. The following discussion will be moderated by Dr Michael Menchaca, Chair of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Department of Learning Design and Technology.

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Moananuiākea – A Voyage for Earth
Featured Panel Presentation: Mark Ellis, Kai Hoshijo, Robin Watson (Moderator)

This panel consists of educators who are also Polynesian Voyaging Society crew members and have sailed on the Moananuiākea Voyage. The panellists will give an overview of the voyage and share their insights that they have learned from the legs of the voyage that they have sailed on. Legs span from the far north towns of Yakutat, Alaska to large metropolitan cities in Southern California. Panel members will also talk about the next steps of the voyage and future legs.

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Hawaiian Culture and Learning from the Ocean
Featured Panel Presentation: Kali Fermantez, Esprit Saucier, Tialei Scanlan (Moderator)

This joint session will focus on Hawaiian culture and coral reefs in the Hawaiian archipelago. Participants will learn about Hawaiian culture, history, values, and practices through oral and practical traditions of the Hawaiian People as expressed in their chants, songs, music, art, crafts, food, language, and hospitality. Coral reefs in the Hawaiian archipelago comprise over 80% of U.S. coral reefs and span over 2,000km [1,200 miles]. This session will also cover basic coral reef ecology and will help participants examine the population and species level differences of deep-sea coral. Hawaiian reefs possess some of the most abundant levels of marine endemic species in the world and shelter over 700 species of fish, 400 species of algae, and over 2,000 species of invertebrates. Our coral reefs are not only important to protecting our shoreline from storms and wave damage but also provide economic benefits to our local communities through marine tourism and nearshore fisheries.

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