Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Twenty-sixth International Conference on Learning.
The special focus of the conference this year is learning to make a social difference. We are defining learning in its broadest sense as it relates to the acquisition of knowledge or skills through formal or informal educational practices of teaching, study, and experiential engagement. The critical concern here is that those practices are concerned with changing and improving social lives; harnessing the power of education to address inequality, discrimination, and disadvantage to promote social justice.
According to figures from Oxfam International, in 2016-17, 82 percent of the wealth created went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity got nothing. Educationalists have a responsibility to not only increase understanding of the underlying socio-economic factors giving rise to such inequalities of wealth distribution but also to address and tackle their potentially devastating global impact on lives and communities. Hence the special focus of this year’s conference and the call to those whose work seeks to make a social difference to join us in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2019.
The Twenty-sixth International Conference on Learning featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
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 2019 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.