SEACE2021


Join us in Singapore (and online) for SEACE2021!

May 13–16, 2021 | Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore

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 to Singapore scholars from across Southeast Asia and around the world for what is sure to be a great conference.

– The SEACE2021 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, USA
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, UCL, UK


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: Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore (and online)
  • Dates: Thursday, May 13, 2021 ​to Sunday, May 16, 2021
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: December 10, 2020*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: February 12, 2021
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 01, 2021

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

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Programme

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    Speakers

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      Organising Committee

      • Lam Peng Er
        Lam Peng Er
        East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore
      • Lynette Swee Hian Goh
        Lynette Swee Hian Goh
        Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore
      • Joseph Haldane
        Joseph Haldane
        The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
      • Barbara Lockee
        Barbara Lockee
        Virginia Tech., USA
      • Farish Noor
        Farish Noor
        Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
      • Justin Sanders
        Justin Sanders
        Temple University, Japan Campus
      • Haruko Satoh
        Haruko Satoh
        Osaka University, Japan
      • Wee Liang Tan
        Wee Liang Tan
        Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore
      • Zachary Walker
        Zachary Walker
        University College London, UK

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      Review Committee

      • Dr Burton Aggabao, Isabela State University, Philippines
      • Professor James Briganti, Nagasaki University, Japan
      • Dr Edsoulla Chung, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
      • Professor Heeseon Jang, Pyeongtaek University, South Korea
      • Dr Annie WY Ng, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
      • Dr Marilyn Obod, Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines
      • Dr Nessrin Shaya, American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates
      • Dr Tee Hui Teo, SUTD, Singapore
      • Dr Ulysses Yu, Philippine Normal University and St. Stephen's High School, Philippines

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      Lam Peng Er
      East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore

      Biography

      Dr Lam Peng Er, a political scientist, obtained his PhD from Columbia University. His publications have appeared in international journals such as the Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, Asian Affairs, Japan Forum and Government and Opposition: An International Journal of Comparative Politics. Lam's latest single-authored book is Japan's Peace Building Diplomacy in Asia: Searching for an Active Political Role (New York and London: Routledge, 2009). Other books include: Japan’s Relations with Southeast Asia: The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond (London and New York: Routledge, 2013) edited, Japan's Relations with China: Facing a Rising Power (New York and London: Routledge, 2006) edited and Green Politics in Japan (London: Routledge, 1999). He is an executive editor of the International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (A Journal of the Japan Association of International Relations published by Oxford University Press) and Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (Journal of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University).

      Plenary Panel Presentation (2020) | Education in Southeast Asia: Crossroads of Geopolitics, Economic Development and Democracy
      Lynette Swee Hian Goh
      Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore

      Biography

      Lynette Goh works at Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University (SMU) where she connects with companies globally to explore collaboration opportunities. A highly experienced and versatile professional who has worked through the full spectrum of customer service from front end to operations and technology and business development from telecommunications, banking and finance, consultancy to the service industry, Lynette joined SMU in 2016 as a member of the Postgraduate Career Services International Business Development Team.

      Prior to her role at SMU, Lynette was Head of Technology Training, Communications and Vendor Management at a global bank where she supported technology teams in Asia, overseeing staffing and training strategy of technology resources who were focused on building global banking platforms. Her main responsibility centers on relationship and performance management of strategic partners and service providers, implementing technology outsourcing strategies and contracts management.

      For the past 28 years, Lynette has carved out a career across industries such as travel, telecommunications, consulting and banking. Her experience includes roles in customer experience, relationship management and training. Her current role at the Postgraduate Business Partnerships Department includes recruitment of postgraduate students, opening up employment opportunities and expanding the number of internships for SMU postgraduate students around the region.

      Joseph Haldane
      The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

      Biography

      Joseph Haldane is the Founder, 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 research and teaching is on history, politics, international affairs and international education, as well as governance and decision making. 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 is Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within Osaka University.

      A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance, Dr Haldane is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), a Visiting Professor at the School of Business at Doshisha University (Japan), where he teaches Ethics and Governance on the MBA programme, and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education (USA), collaborating on the development of the Global PhD programme.

      Dr Haldane has given invited lectures and presentations to universities and conferences around the world, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and advised universities, NGOs and governments on issues relating to international education policy, public-private partnerships, and multi-stakeholder forums. He was the project lead on the 2019 Kansai Resilience Forum, held by the Japanese Government through the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office in collaboration with IAFOR.

      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.

      Barbara Lockee
      Virginia Tech., USA

      Biography

      Dr Barbara 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), MA in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and BA in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.

      Farish Noor
      Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

      Biography

      Dr Farish A. Noor is Associate Professor at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and also the School of History SoH, College of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences COHASS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His main area of work has been Southeast Asian history, with a special focus on colonialism in Southeast Asia. His recent works include 'Data Collecting in Colonial Southeast Asia: Framing the Other' (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) and 'Before the Pivot: America's Encounters with Southeast Asia 1800-1900' (Amsterdam University Press, 2019).

      Plenary Panel Presentation (2020) | Education in Southeast Asia: Crossroads of Geopolitics, Economic Development and Democracy
      Justin Sanders
      Temple University, Japan Campus

      Biography

      Justin Sanders is the Director of Temple University Japan's Continuing Education Program, one of Japan's oldest and largest providers of personal and professional development courses. With over 14 years in the international and higher education sectors, before coming to Japan, he served as a Research Specialist and Global Recognition Manager for the International Baccalaureate, a leading global provider of international education programs and assessments. Prior, he spent several years supporting good governance in community colleges around the United States with the Association of Community College Trustees, and served a two year tour as a US Peace Corps Education Volunteer working at a rural primary and secondary school in Azerbaijan. Justin received his undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Arizona and his MA in International Education from the George Washington University. He completed his doctoral studies and earned his PhD in Education from the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka University, Japan, where his research focused on international strategy development at comprehensive research universities in East Asia.

      Haruko Satoh
      Osaka University, Japan

      Biography

      Haruko Satoh is Specially Appointed Professor at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), where she teaches Japan’s relations with Asia and identity in international relations. She is also co-director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre and she was previously part of the MEXT Reinventing Japan project on “Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)” with six Southeast Asian and four Japanese universities.

      In the past she has worked at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Chatham House, and Gaiko Forum. Her interests are primarily in state theory, Japanese nationalism and identity politics. Recent publications include: “China in Japan’s Nation-state Identity” in James DJ Brown & Jeff Kingston (eds) Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia (Routledge, 2018); “Japan’s ‘Postmodern’ Possibility with China: A View from Kansai” in Lam Peng Er (ed), China-Japan Relations in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); “Rethinking Security in Japan: In Search of a Post-‘Postwar’ Narrative” in Jain & Lam (Eds.), Japan’s Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment (World Scientific, 2012); “Through the Looking-glass: China’s Rise as Seen from Japan”, (co-authored with Toshiya Hoshino), Journal of Asian Public Policy, 5(2), 181–198, (July 2012); “Post- 3.11 Japan: A Matter of Restoring Trust?”, ISPI Analysis No. 83 (December 2011); “Legitimacy Deficit in Japan: The Road to True Popular Sovereignty” in Kane, Loy & Patapan (Eds.), Political Legitimacy in Asia: New Leadership Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), “Japan: Re-engaging with China Meaningfully” in Tang, Li & Acharya (eds), Living with China: Regional States and China through Crises and Turning Points, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

      Professor Satoh is a member of IAFOR’s Academic Governing Board. She is Chair of the Politics, Law & International Relations section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

      Plenary Panel Presentation (2020) | Education in Southeast Asia: Crossroads of Geopolitics, Economic Development and Democracy
      Wee Liang Tan
      Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore

      Biography

      Dr Wee Liang Tan is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Singapore Management University (SMU).

      Dr Wee Liang Tan joined SMU in 1999 as a member of the Core Planning Team of the then new university, SMU, when he developed the predecessor offices of the present day Office of Student Life and Office of Career Services. He joined academe beginning his career with the Faculty of Accountancy and Business Administration at the National University of Singapore in 1985. Prior to SMU, he had served as sub-dean, vice-dean and director of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre at NTU.

      His current research interests lie in the domains of entrepreneurship, family business, international cooperation and corporate governance. His initial research was in law as he began his career as a law professor, when he had publications in the Malayan Law Review. He has since moved into entrepreneurship research. He has published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of High Technology Management Research, and Journal of Business Research. In addition to journal publications, he has co-authored Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Asia (2001) and edited a number of books. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Small Business Management, International Entrepreneurship and Management Research, and Small Business Research.

      He has served as national expert for entrepreneurship and SMEs for APEC, Asian Productivity Organization, the Colombo Plan Secretariat and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

      He holds degrees from The National University of Singapore (LLB), Cambridge University (LLM), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MSc) and Eindhoven University of Technology (PhD).

      Zachary Walker
      University College London, UK

      Biography

      Dr Zachary Walker is an academic, author, and speaker. In 2018, Zachary joined the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IOE) as an Associate Professor. At IOE, Zachary currently serves in the Department of Psychology and Human Development as the Programme Leader for Graduate Programs in Special Education and International Inclusive Leadership. Prior to joining IOE, Zachary was a faculty member at the National Institute of Education in Singapore from 2013-2018, where he served as a leader in Pedagogical Development and Innovation and on the 21st Century Teaching and Learning Framework taskforce. He was named a Think College Emerging Scholar (2012), as well as a Millennium Milestone Maker by the World Academy for the Future of Women (2015). He was awarded the John Cheung Social Media Award for Innovation in Teaching and Pedagogy (2015), and was nominated for the Wharton School Reimagine Education Awards (2016). Zachary's current work focuses on educational neuroscience, mobile technology, and leadership. He has delivered talks to education leaders and higher education faculty in North America, Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.