Twenty-fifth International Conference on Learning

  • 2018 Special Focus: Education in a Time of Austerity and Social Turbulence
  • 21–23 June 2018
  • University of Athens, Athens, Greece

At a Glance...

3

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

350+

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

36

Countries represented.

2018 Special Focus: Education in a Time of Austerity and Social Turbulence

Until recently, education was considered without hesitation to be a public good. For much of the twentieth century, education budgets grew, funded by progressive taxation. Education became compulsory for all, and more students stayed on to complete higher levels of post-compulsory education. Since fall of the Berlin war, the tide has turned, and education systems have been profoundly affected by a wave of austerity. Public budgets have been cut. Meanwhile, schools have faced new challenges with wave upon wave of immigrants and refugees, and the rise of intolerant ethno-nationalisms. In addition to the usual broad range of themes, the special theme of this year’s conference will be education in a time of turbulence. How do educators respond? How do we best serve the needs of our students? What are the challenges we face in pedagogy, curriculum and educational institutions? Join us in Athens, capital of a country which has experienced more than fair share of austerity in recent years, and where schools and society have had to support the needs of large numbers of immigrants and refugees.

Plenary Speakers

The Twenty-fifth International Conference on Learning featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Anna Frangoudaki

Anna Frangoudaki

Sociologist of Education, Emerita Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

"Educating Young Generations in a World of Multiple Crises"

Maria Petmesidou

Maria Petmesidou

Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Democritus University, Greece, and Fellow of CROP/ISSC (Comparative Research on Poverty/International Social Science Council under the auspices of UNESCO

"Crisis and Austerity: A Painful Watershed for the Greek Welfare State"

Alexandra Androusou

Alexandra Androusou

Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education Department, University of Athens, Greece

"Learning Through the Experience of Refugee Education"

Gerardo Tunal Santiago

Gerardo Tunal Santiago

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México

Emerging Scholar Awards

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Chinaza Uleanya

Chinaza Uleanya

University of Zululand, South Africa.

Dawit Rumicha

Dawit Rumicha

University of Florida, USA.

Fariha Asif

Fariha Asif

University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia.

Karen D. Sacdalan

Karen D. Sacdalan

University of the Philippines, Philippines.

Kristen McInerney

Kristen McInerney

The George Washington University, USA.

Leah M. Van Vaerenewyck

Leah M. Van Vaerenewyck

Lesley University, USA.

Marta Samokishyn

Marta Samokishyn

Saint Paul University, Canada.

Pascal Roubides

Pascal Roubides

Broward College, USA.

Conference Partners

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

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

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.