Themes and Sub-Themes

Theme: Valuing Diversity in Education: Formal and Informal Learning Across Cultures
While keynote and plenary sessions will directly address the overall conference theme, the sub-themes (around which parallel sessions will be organised) are framed quite broadly in order to accommodate a wide range of presentations.

  • What is learning, and what is it for? – Ethical frameworks for debating learning/education.
  • Historical perspectives on learning across Asia
  • Curriculum development and the ‘skills’ debate – standardization vs. diversity
  • Assessment and accreditation of learning across the formal-informal divide
  • Planning, governance and finance of learning systems (formal and informal)
    Confronting inequalities in access to learning
  • ‘21st Century Skills’: learning, technology and ‘new media’
  • Learning to belong – identity formation, political socialization and values
  • Learning for diverse societies
  • Learning for sustainable development – the challenge of SDG 4.7
  • Learning and the market – shadow education, privatization and related issues
  • Lifelong learning and learning in the workplace

Key Dates

Aug 1, 2019       Call for submission open

March 31, 2020                       Deadline for proposal submission

May 30, 2020                          Acceptance notification

Jun 30, 2020                            Conference Registration

Sep 24-25, 2020                      Pre-Conference Workshop

Sept 25, 2020                          CESA Board Meeting

Sept 26-27, 2020                     Conference sessions

Sept 28, 2020                          Sightseeing

Keynote Speakers

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