Programme (Online)

This page provides details of presentations and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline

Wednesday, December 8, 2021Thursday, December 9, 2021Friday, December 10, 2021
All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

09:00-09:10: Announcements, Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners & Welcome Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

09:10-09:55: Featured Interview Session
Brexit, Borders and the Gibraltarian Voice: A Conversation With M.G.Sanchez
M.G. Sanchez, Writer, United Kingdom
Isabel Alonso-Breto, University of Barcelona, Spain

09:55-10:10: Break

10:10-11:10: Keynote Presentation
Engaging with Culture: A Conversation on Decolonising the Future
Baden Offord, Curtin University, Australia
Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, Curtin University, Australia

11:10-11:20: Break

11:20-12:10: Workshop Presentation
In Pursuit of Aimlessness: Psychogeographical Encounters in Post-pandemic Environments
(Part 1 of 2)
Aleya James, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom
Kyung Hwa Shon, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

09:45-10:10: Spotlight Speaker Presentation
Sustaining Excellence in Academic Research in the Context of the New Normal
Mario Pace, University of Malta, Malta

10:10-10:20: Break

10:20-12:00: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1
Room A: Sociology
61814 | Social Media: The Site for Methodological Inquiry in Social Science Research
61874 | “Is It Just for Venting Out?”: Exploring Discourse of the Phenomenon of Facebook Groups for “Ladies Only” on Mainstream Local Television Programs in Egypt
61988 | Exploring Physical Stores in Omnichannel Retail Strategy: How Interaction Design Is Changing In-store Behaviour
61980 | Reasserting Right to the City Through Temporary Installation as an Urban Design Tool

Room B: Education & Difference: Gifted Education, Special Education, Learning Difficulties & Disability
61457 | Effect of Two Therapies and Gender on Reading Skills of Pupils With Learning Disabilities
61989 | Whitewashed Tombs: Emergency Online Learning Through the Experiences of Students With Disability at a Rural South African University
61116 | Regenerative Education for The Ecological University in Times of Socio-Ecological Crises – Educational Design Dispositions, Qualities, Opportunities & Barriers
61931 | Greening TVET for the Sustainable Development in Latin America: A Case Study of Fundación Paraguaya’s Financially Self-sufficient Agricultural School

12:00-12:10: Break

12:10-13:00: Live-Stream Presentation Session 2
Room A: Music
61927 | "Music Gives Me Words": Cultural Engagement for Persons with Dementia via Zoom during the Corona Pandemic
61965 | Performing Identity and Conviviality: Sonic Constructions of Identity within the Urban Club Scene of London’s Latino(-Diasporic) Youth
Room B: International Education
60909 | Curriculum Global Dimension at International School of Business, HAN University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
61956 | The Model United Nations as an Active Learning Tool for International Negotiation: Benefits and Pitfalls

13:00-13:10: Break

13:10-15:15: Live-Stream Presentation Session 3
Room A: Humanities
61907 | Genre Analysis of Hiroshima A-bomb Survivors’ Stories: Linguistic Insights on Historical Writing for Peace Education
61211 | A Practical Case on Co-designing Cultural Artefacts for Regenerative Transitions in Girona
61062 | Hope and Hopelessness: Pandemic Paintings in Western Art
61966 | Citadocs: The Relationship Between a Participatory Media Collective and Two Research Projects in the Field of Artistic and Cultural Studies
61895 | Lost Space and the ‘Scrambled Brain’ Syndrome

Room B: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)
61971 | ICT in the Japanese Language Learning: Is That What Students Really Want?
61169 | Analyzing the Benefit of Real-time Digital Language Translation for ESL Learners in Post-Secondary Canadian Virtual Classrooms
61935 | The Impact of Blended Learning in Developing Writing Skills of Bridge Course Students in Uzbekistan
61790 | PACIE Methodology Applied to English Teaching in Virtual Classrooms With Moodle
61801 | Understanding Language Teacher and Learner Identity During the Pandemic

All times are Central European Time (UTC+1)

09:00-09:05: Welcome Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

09:05-10:05: Featured Interview Session
Resisting Assessment
Bill Phillips, University of Barcelona, Spain
Sara Martín, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

10:05-10:15: Break

10:15-11:55: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1
Room A: Cultural Studies/Literary Studies
61982 | "Three Little Maids" in Occupied Japan: Domestic Things, The Mikado, and Navy Wife
61092 | Asian America and the Nordic Revenge Saga
61058 | Cultural Identity and Home in Randa Jarrar’s A Map of Home
61766 | The Postmodern Phase in Edwar Al-Kharrat’s Novel

Room B: Higher Education
61554 | Empowering Graduate Success With Career-Driven Modular Curriculum
61933 | Machine Learning Analysis of Problems Encountered by STEM Students from Underrepresented Groups During the Covid-19 Pandemic
61236 | Learners Engaging with Complexity and Uncertainty in Sustainability Transitions in Higher Education
61879 | Faculty Development in Japan: Key Factors With Ramifications on the Work of Faculty Developers

11:55-12:05: Break

12:05-13:20: Live-Stream Presentation Session 2
Room A: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
60834 | Parents’ and Their Voices Outside the Classroom – Perceiving Freedom in Education
61952 | Learner Autonomy and Identity in a Language Classroom in Uzbekistan: A Case Analysis
61205 | Impact of COVID-19 on Emotional Resilience and Learner Engagement of High School Students

Room B: Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education
60923 | Innovating Education Through Coaching and Neuroscience
61088 | Early Years Staff Experience of a “Culture of Learning” on Inclusion in a Nursery Class in a British School: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
60934 | Strategies for Developing Teacher Agency in a New Eduscape With COVID-19

13:20-13:30: Break

13:30-15:10: Live-Stream Presentation Session 3
Room A
Arts Practices
61883 | (En)Countering Resilience through Critical Reflective Practice in Post-Pandemic Hybridity
61447 | The Arts and Civil Society in Diplomacy
Workshop Presentation: In Pursuit of Aimlessness: Psychogeographical Encounters in Post-pandemic Environments (Part 2 of 2)
61882 | In Pursuit of Aimlessness: Psychogeographical Encounters in Post-pandemic Environments

Room B: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
61115 | Fostering Digital Citizenship and Effective Approach to Change in Teachers
61685 | Knowing How: The Dilemma of Economic Behavior Assessment in Online Learning
61208 | Design Thinking and Embodiment for Problem Solving and Creativity Education in the Digital World
61022 | Emerging Pedagogies and Design for Online Learning

15:10-15:20: Closing Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on November 16, 2021. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

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


Featured Presentations

  • Engaging with Culture: A Conversation on Decolonising the Future
    Engaging with Culture: A Conversation on Decolonising the Future
    Keynote Presentation: Baden Offord & Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes
  • Brexit, Borders and the Gibraltarian Voice: a Conversation With M.G.Sanchez
    Brexit, Borders and the Gibraltarian Voice: a Conversation With M.G.Sanchez
    Featured Interview: M.G.Sanchez & Isabel Alonso
  • Resisting Assessment
    Resisting Assessment
    Featured Interview: Bill Phillips & Sara Martín

Final Programme

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.

Important Information Emails

All registered attendees will receive an Important Information email and updates in the run-up to the conference. Please check your email inbox for something from "iafor.org". If you can not find these emails in your normal inbox, it is worth checking in your spam or junk mail folders as many programs filter out emails this way. If these did end up in one of these folders, please add the address to your acceptable senders' folder by whatever method your email program can do this.


Previous Programming

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

Engaging with Culture: A Conversation on Decolonising the Future
Keynote Presentation: Baden Offord & Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes

One of the key features of future humanities research and teaching will be to enable intellectual and creative spaces within and beyond institutional settings that critically explore knowledge-making from a decolonising perspective and approach. Palestinian scholar Edward Said regarded culture as a fundamental place to consider the interdependent relationship between established traditions and the complex diversities of the world. He advocated for public intellectual and creative spaces where the social responsibilities and priorities of writers, educators, artists, poets and intellectuals could emerge with their radical and transformative energies. Our conversation will take up Said's call by pivoting towards aspects of culture where knowledge-making might be radically decolonised as a priority for the future. We will draw on our scholarship and experience of epistemic violence regarding Ethiopian knowledge-making, as well as living as cultural "others" in western settler societies.

Read presenter's biographies
Brexit, Borders and the Gibraltarian Voice: a Conversation With M.G.Sanchez
Featured Interview: M.G.Sanchez & Isabel Alonso

In this session Dr Isabel Alonso Breto of the University of Barcelona will be chatting with M. G. Sanchez, Gibraltar’s most well-known novelist. Sanchez – who holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Leeds – is the author of fourteen books with a Gibraltar theme, including six novels (The Escape Artist, Solitude House, Jonathan Gallardo, Diary of a Victorian Colonial, The Fetishist and Gooseman) and three autobiographical memoirs (Past, Bombay Journal and Border Control). Alonso and Sanchez will be discussing borders, Brexit and narrative voices in The Fetishist, the author’s latest novel (due to be published in October 2021), as well as looking at some of the broader challenges and obstacles faced by writers coming from contested micro-territories.

Read presenter's biography
Resisting Assessment
Featured Interview: Bill Phillips & Sara Martín

We are probably all familiar with students asking us the question “Will this be in the exam?” Given that we are educators, it should be obvious to us that it is we who have trained our students to ask this question. We – or the educational system of which we form a part – have taught them that it is assessment and certification which counts, not education. When considering means of assessment, as we are often required to do in staff meetings and training sessions, do we ever begin by actually reflecting on its purpose?

Giving examples from the teaching of modern languages in Catalan schools and universities, Bill Phillips will look at how assessment determines teaching content and how this can have devastating consequences for learning. Sara Martín will be describing her experience of teaching project-oriented courses in which the habitual system of exercise-based assessment is abandoned in favour of the collective production of an online e-book, and in which self-assessment is as important as the teacher's assessment.

Read presenter's biographies
X
A message from the IAFOR Board of Directors on the impact of COVID-19 on our activities.