Reimagining the Scholarly Conference

We are trying to move away from the either/or of place-based or online conferences. For whichever way you choose to participate, we will offer ablended conference experience. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We aim to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development.

We also want to be ready for the possibility of place-based postponement due to COVID-19. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead, and your registration will allow you to join the conference in person in a later year.

This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Twenty-eighth International Conference on Learning features research addressing the following annual themes.

  • Theme 1: Pedagogy and Curriculum
  • Theme 2: Assessment and Evaluation
  • Theme 3: Educational Organization and Leadership
  • Theme 4: Early Childhood Learning
  • Theme 5: Learning in Higher Education
  • Theme 6: Adult, Community, and Professional Learning
  • Theme 7: Learner Diversity and Identities
  • Theme 8: Technologies in Learning
  • Theme 9: Literacies Learning
  • Theme 10: Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning
  • 2021 Special Focus - Universalism or Particularism: Knowledge and Power in the Process of Decolonization Revisited

Research Network Chairs

Bill Cope

Bill Cope

Professor, College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States

Mary Kalantzis

Mary Kalantzis

College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States

José Luis Ortega Martín

José Luis Ortega Martín

Professor, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Conference Chair

Marcin Galent

Marcin Galent

Assistant Professor, Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Conference Partner

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