Twenty-third International Conference on Learning

  • Education in the Age of the Anthropocene
  • 13–15 July 2016
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

At a Glance…

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

260+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Twenty-third International Conference on Learning

35+

Countries represented

2016 Special Focus: Education in the Age of the Anthropocene

‘The Anthropocene’ is the term that has been proposed to describe an epoch in which human activity begins to have a noticeable impact on the ecosystems of the earth. Among these impacts, one of the most noted and discussed is climate change.

In addition to its usual range of themes, in 2016 The Learner Knowledge Community will address the area that has traditionally been called “environmental education”. This is necessarily a cross-disciplinary endeavor, not only using the methods of natural science to explore the workings of natural environments, but also exploring the relations between humans and the environment in history, social studies, and the humanities. In addressing this special theme, the conference also wishes to raise broad questions about cross-disciplinary practices of critical thinking, citizenship education, environmental ethics, and social/scientific reasoning. In the era of the Anthropocene, we have come to realize that such questions may become life-and-death matters, not only in the face of ecosystemic trauma and more frequent natural disasters, but eventually for the very sustainability of human life on earth. These have become fundamental questions which today’s educators and their students must address.

Plenary Speakers

Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw

Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw

Professor, Early Childhood Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

Mindy Blaise

Mindy Blaise

EdD, Professor, Early Childhood Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Cash Ahenakew, pii tai poot taa

Cash Ahenakew, pii tai poot taa

PhD, First Nations Scholar and Assistant Professor, Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Vanessa Oliveira Andreotti

Vanessa Oliveira Andreotti

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Alejandro Santaflorentina

Alejandro Santaflorentina

University of Guelph, Canada

Andika Yudha Utomo

Andika Yudha Utomo

University of Manchester, UK

Charles Bell

Charles Bell

Wayne State University, USA

Sola Zaccheus

Sola Zaccheus

University of the District of Columbia, USA

Karen Sacdalan

Karen Sacdalan

University of the Philippines, Philippines

Kivanc Bozkus

Kivanc Bozkus

Artvin Coruh University, Turkey

Liesa Clague

Liesa Clague

Macquarie University, Australia

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Natalia Panina-Beard

Natalia Panina-Beard

University of British Columbia, Canada

Izabella Orzelski

Izabella Orzelski

University of Alberta, Canada

Maria Espinet

Maria Espinet

University of British Columbia, Canada

Lukas Rokos

Lukas Rokos

University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Clavia Wiliams

Clavia Wiliams

The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, West Indies

Susan Beierling

Susan Beierling

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Patricia Carson

Patricia Carson

James Cook University, Townsville City, Australia

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Virtual Lightning Talk

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