The 2nd Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2021)

Speakers

  • Shingo Ashizawa
    Shingo Ashizawa
    Toyo University, Japan
  • Keiko Ikeda
    Keiko Ikeda
    Kansai University, Japan
  • Monty P. Satiadarma
    Monty P. Satiadarma
    Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
  • Craig N. Shealy
    Craig N. Shealy
    Western Washington University, United States
  • Philip Sugai
    Philip Sugai
    Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University, Japan

Join us online for SEACE2021!

May 13–15, 2021 | Held online from Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore

Special Announcement: SEACE2021 will be held Online

Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, IAFOR has made the decision to hold SEACE2021 entirely online via Zoom.

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Welcome to The 2nd Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2021), held in partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU), and the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University.

The education scene in Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamic, entrepreneurial and competitive in the world, with more than 12 million students enrolled in around 7,000 higher education institutions across the region, reflecting the ASEAN’s growth in relevance and weight in the global economy and politics. The fast-growing middle-class propels the inherently diverse ASEAN Community to set educational standards for the relatively youthful and growing population that are globally competitive and yet locally grounded, as can be witnessed by the achievements of the universities in Singapore. While Singapore is often spoken as an exception, it nevertheless is an integral part of the ASEAN’s goal to establish a “common space for higher education” and efforts to promote trans-national education to enhance human resource development that foster greater economic, social and political integration among the 10 diverse nations. To this end, the case of Singapore is also a reminder that raising the standard and quality of education in poorer members of ASEAN is still a real challenge that must be addressed collectively. The goals and aspirations for education in ASEAN may be clear but the environment is complex, as national institutions must compete with global competitors from outside ASEAN, such as US, UK and Australian universities that have been long been popular destinations for Southeast Asian students to study abroad. The trend of overseas universities establishing campuses in ASEAN countries, and the fast-changing educational requirements, skills and qualifications compound the situation with additional hurdles.

The Southeast Asian Conference on Education seeks to identify the challenges and highlight the strength in the way ASEAN countries address and tackle the region’s educational needs, at both the national level and at the region-wide level, such as internationalisation, multiculturalism, connectivity, mobility and accessibility. What are the challenges of reforming national-level primary and secondary education system conducive to enhancing trans-national education within ASEAN and to forging ASEAN identity? What are the benefits of trans-national education models that the rest of the world, particularly ASEAN’s neighbour to the north, learn from? As a vibrant hub of eager and motivated youth, the future of education around the world surely cannot ignore what is happening in Southeast Asia.

SEACE2021 encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue. Like our long-running events elsewhere in the world, our first in Southeast Asia will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

We look forward to welcoming scholars from across Southeast Asia and around the world for what is sure to be a great conference.

– The SEACE Organising Committee

Lam Peng Er, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Lynette Swee Hian Goh, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan
Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, United States
Farish Noor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Justin Sanders, Temple University, Japan
Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
Wee-Liang Tan, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Zachary Walker, Institute of Education, University College London, United Kingdom


IAFOR Journal of Education (Scopus Indexed Journal)

This conference is associated with the Scopus and DOAJ listed IAFOR Journal of Education. Authors need to submit their manuscripts directly to the IAFOR Journal of Education for the normal review peer-review process. Please note that papers already submitted to, or published in IAFOR Conference Proceedings are not accepted for publication in any of IAFOR’s journals. IAFOR's Conference Proceedings are not Scopus listed.
 

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Held online from Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore
  • Dates: Thursday, May 13, 2021 ​to Saturday, May 15, 2021
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: December 10, 2020*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2021
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 01, 2021

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.



Our Response to the Ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic

Present, Publish, Participate On-site or Online

Continued excellence in service, wherever you are

Our commitment to you; academics, scholars and educators around the world, is to continue to run conferences where and how possible, but in the full knowledge that in these unprecedented and changing times, we must engage as much as is possible online, allowing those who choose not to travel, or who cannot travel, opportunities to present, publish and participate online.

Flexibility

Given the uncertainties surrounding travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, and related and evolving government responses, we understand that potential delegates’ plans may be subject to change beyond their control, and indeed many people may not be able to travel to our conferences. We will be as flexible as we can our side to allow delegates to switch registration types between “on-site” and “online” depending on their circumstances, up until one month before the conference, so that you can be assured that whatever your situation, you can still present, publish and participate.


About IAFOR’s Education Conferences

IAFOR promotes and facilitates new multifaceted approaches to one of the core issues of our time, namely globalisation and its many forms of growth and expansion. Awareness of how it cuts across the world of education, and its subsequent impact on societies, institutions and individuals, is a driving force in educational policies and practices across the globe. IAFOR’s conferences on education have these issues at their core. The conferences present those taking part with three unique dimensions of experience, encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating heightened intercultural awareness and they promoting international exchange. In short, IAFOR’s conferences on education are about change, transformation and social justice. As IAFOR’s previous conferences on education have shown, education has the power to transform and change whilst it is also continuously transformed and changed.

Globalised education systems are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse. However, education is often defined through discourses embedded in Western paradigms as globalised education systems become increasingly determined by dominant knowledge economies. Policies, practices and ideologies of education help define and determine ways in which social justice is perceived and acted out. What counts as "education" and as "knowledge" can appear uncontestable but is in fact both contestable and partial. Discourses of learning and teaching regulate and normalise gendered and classed, racialised and ethnicised understandings of what learning is and who counts as a learner.

In many educational settings and contexts throughout the world, there remains an assumption that teachers are the possessors of knowledge which is to be imparted to students, and that this happens in neutral, impartial and objective ways. However, learning is about making meaning, and learners can experience the same teaching in very different ways. Students (as well as teachers) are part of complex social, cultural, political, ideological and personal circumstances, and current experiences of learning will depend in part on previous ones, as well as on age, gender, social class, culture, ethnicity, varying abilities and more.

IAFOR has several annual conferences on education across the world, exploring common themes in different ways to develop a shared research agenda which develops interdisciplinary discussion, heightens intercultural awareness and promotes international exchange.


About IAFOR

Founded in 2009, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a politically independent non-partisan and non-profit interdisciplinary think tank, conference organiser and publisher. Based in Japan, its main administrative office is in Nagoya, and its research center is in The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), a graduate school of Osaka University. IAFOR runs research programs and events in Asia, Europe and North America in partnership with universities and think tanks, and has also worked on a number of multi-sector cooperative programs and events, including collaborations with the United Nations and the Government of Japan.



Special Themes and Areas of Focus

Authors have the optional opportunity of identifying whether their paper addresses either the 2021–2022 IAFOR Special Theme and/or one of the ongoing IAFOR Special Areas of Focus.

IAFOR 2021–2022 Special Theme: “Resilience”

Resilience is the ability to resist being affected, or to recover readily from setback and adversity, and the past year has been one of enormous turbulence and upheaval. Nobody has been left untouched by the impact of the global pandemic, and great change has been forced upon us all.

COVID-19 has underlined the extent to which we suffer together as one, but also how the experience of a global pandemic has been very different and unequal. This has had a woeful impact on the already marginalised and dispossessed, further evidencing that countries are not equal in their ability to provide for and protect their people. The pandemic has also created questionable narratives and false dichotomies in approaches to finding solutions to the myriad problems that COVID-19 has either caused or exacerbated.

Humans can be by turn extraordinarily delicate, and remarkably resilient and we are now living through and witnessing an extraordinary period of history. However, as with any period of great change, there is a window of opportunity that follows where one has the chance to enact and bring about change for the better. The pandemic has also allowed many of us the space to rethink our relationship with both ourselves and those immediately around us, but also with the wider world. This is a crisis both global and local, both shared and individual.

That time to rethink and reimagine is now as we attempt to regroup and rebuild. We need to build back, but do so in a way that is better, stronger and fairer. Forged by adversity, we have the opportunity to follow divergent paths towards a future that we help create, and where, to borrow Heaney, hope and history may rhyme.


IAFOR Special Areas of Focus

In line with its organisational mission, IAFOR encourages, facilitates and nurtures interdisciplinary research, with an emphasis on international and intercultural perspectives. Current areas of focus of the organisation include the following ongoing collaborative programmes and initiatives.

Innovation and Value

The Innovation and Value Initiative is housed at the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, Japan. It was launched at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in a special collaborative UN/IAFOR session at the Third Annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum 2018) on June 6, 2018, and has included various conferences and seminars, including the October 2018 IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS), organised in partnership with the Wall Street Journal. This theme invites reflections at the intersection of innovation and value as they relate to the conference areas of study. For more information about the Innovation and Value Initiative, click here.

The Silk Road

The IAFOR Silk Road Initiative is an ambitious international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research initiative that uses the silk road trade routes as a lens through which to study some of the world’s largest historical and contemporary geopolitical trends, shifts and exchanges. The initiative is a collaborative endeavour which includes the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University (Japan), Belgrade University (Serbia) and The École Normale Supérieure (France). This theme encourages submissions on Silk Road Studies and international cooperation in general as they relate to the conference areas of study. For more information about the IAFOR Silk Road Initiative, click here.

Shingo Ashizawa
Toyo University, Japan

Biography

Shingo Ashizawa is a professor at Toyo University in Tokyo. His research involves the comparative study of higher education management and quality analysis of the internationalisation review process. Currently, Professor Ashizawa is leading a joint-research project supported by the Japanese government agency, JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science). The project is focusing on foreign credential evaluation and the comparative study of the National Qualification Framework. His publications include The impact of Tokyo Recognition Convention and Digital Student Portability (2019) and Student Mobility Trends and the Role of University Networks in the Asia Pacific Region -UMAP and Its New Initiatives- (2019). He serves as an advisor for MEXT on the UNESCO’s Tokyo Recognition Convention Committee as well as referees for a number of JSPS funding related to internationalisation of Japanese universities. Shingo Ashizawa is also serving as Deputy Secretary General for UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) as of 2016. He teaches a number of courses including Immigration and Cross-cultural issues and International Student Mobility. As an outgrowth of these activities, he has organised several online communities for global education, including “RYUGAKU NO SUSUME Dot JP (Invitation to Study Abroad)” http://ryugaku-susume.jp/

Shingo Ashizawa received a Fulbright scholarship twice and studied at Harvard Graduate School of Education (1995) and conducted joint research at the East West Center of University of Hawaii. His past professional experience includes positions at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Keio University, Osaka University, and Meiji University.

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Keiko Ikeda
Kansai University, Japan

Biography

Keiko Ikeda is a Professor in the Division of International Affairs, and KU-COIL Coordinator at Kansai University. Recently, she has taken the role as the principal project manager for the Inter-University Exchange Project funded by MEXT, 2018-2022 (COIL Plus Program to Develop Global Career Mindset). Keiko is Vice-Director for the newly established organisation at Kansai University, Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE). She has a PhD from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, specialising in Japanese linguistics, foreign language education, and conversation analysis. Her interests in the international education field are internationalisation at home, constructing active learning programs collaborating with universities overseas. Keiko also plays a vital role in another line of the on-going government-funded project, SUCCESS-Osaka Project (2017-2021). It promotes the employability of international students who have studied in Japan.

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Monty P. Satiadarma
Tarumanagara University, Indonesia

Biography

Dr Satiadarma was a clinical psychologist who has taught psychology at Tarumanagara University since 1994. He was one of the founders of the Department of Psychology at Tarumanagara, as well as the Dean of Psychology, Vice Rector and Rector of the university. He graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Indonesia, art therapy from Emporia State, Kansas, family counselling from Notre Dame de Namur, California, and clinical hypnotherapy from Irvine, California. He has nationally published a number of books with a particular interest in educational psychology, and in music and art therapy – methods with which he treated survivors of the Indonesian tsunami on behalf of the International Red Cross and the United Nations. He is a board member and area chair of the International Council of Psychology, and a founder and board member of the Asian Psychology Association.

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Craig N. Shealy
Western Washington University, United States

Biography

Craig N. Shealy, PhD (http://ibavi.org/content/craig-n-shealy-phd.php) is Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) and Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University. Craig Shealy leads a range of international activities including the Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series; various research and applied projects from the Summit Series will be published in a book that Craig is editing for Oxford University Press. Shealy, Merry Bullock, and Shagufa Kapadia also co-edit Going Global: How Psychology and Psychologists Can Meet a World of Need, a forthcoming volume from APA Books, which presents the work of leading psychologists in the United States and internationally. Craig Shealy’s research on the etiology, maintenance, and transformation of beliefs and values – explicated through Equilintegration (EI) Theory, the EI Self, and the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) – has been featured in multiple publications, including Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: Theory, Research, and Practice, a recent volume with Springer Publishing, and other scholarly forums. The BEVI is used in a wide array of settings and contexts (e.g., clinical, educational, forensic, leadership, organizational), both in the United States and internationally, and has been selected for several grant-based initiatives. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr Shealy is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Past President of the APA’s Division of International Psychology, a recipient of the Early Career Award from the APA’s Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, a Nehru Chair at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and a National Register Legacy of Excellence Psychologist.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Transformation of Global Education under COVID-19: a new wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Philip Sugai
Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University, Japan

Biography

Philip Sugai is a Professor of Marketing within Doshisha University's Graduate School of Business where he currently teaches Marketing, eMarketing, Marketing Research, and Sustainable & Responsible Marketing. Dr Sugai also served as a Visiting Professor for Stanford University from 2015-2017, where he taught Innovation in Japan at the Stanford Overseas campus in Kyoto. Prior to joining the Doshisha University faculty, Dr Sugai taught at the International University of Japan in Niigata – where he also served as Dean and Associate Dean of the IUJ Business School for six years.

Philip Sugai is the author of two books, Building Value Through Marketing: A Step-By-Step Guide (Routledge) and The Six Immutable Laws of Mobile Business (John Wiley & Sons) and has published case studies with Ivey Business School Publishing on Suntory, KITKAT Japan, AGL, Hatsune Miku, and Walt Disney Internet Group.

He received his PhD from Waseda University and his MBA in Marketing and Operations Management from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He has worked as a marketing executive at American Express, Muze, Inc., and Lightningcast, Inc., and currently serves as a marketing advisor and marketing strategy consultant to companies both in Japan and globally.

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