Workshops and Panel Discussions

The IICE has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice, Pedagogy, Arts, History, Open Learning, Distance Education, Math and Science Educution, ICT, Language Learning, Education (Early Year, Secondary, Post-Secondary and Higher), E-Learning, and identify emerging research topics.

The IICE-2017 encourages you to submit workshop proposals. Workshop duration is 90 minutes. All the accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. You can consider organising a workshop that is related to IICE-2017 topics.

The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conferences themselves. It offers a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organisers, but it is expected that they contain ample time for general discussion. The preference is for one day workshops, but other schedules will also be considered.

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal SubmissionNovember 31, 2017 February 10, 2017
Notification of Workshop AcceptanceDecember 15, 2017 February 15, 2017

The proposal must include:

  1. The name of the workshop.
  2. A statement of goals for the workshop.
  3. The names and addresses of the organisers.
  4. The names of potential participants, such as program committee members.
  5. A description of the plans for call for participation (e.g., call for papers).
  6. The expected number of attendees and the planned length of the workshop.
  7. The topic of the workshop should be relevant to the main conference and details of any previous workshops.
  8. The URL of the workshop website.

The workshop paper submission and author notification due dates are at the discretion of the workshop organisers but not later than February 10, 2017 in order to be included in the main conference proceedings.

If you are interested in organising workshops for the IICE-2017, please email your proposal to the workshop@iicedu.org. Your workshop proposals will be reviewed by the Steering Committees. After acceptance of the workshop proposal, it is the responsibility of the Workshop Organiser(s) / Workshop Chair(s) to review all submitted papers to his/her workshop.

Invited Workshop

Title: Theatre of the Oppressed as a Creative Strategy to Cope with School-Based LGBTQ Bullying and Cyberbullying

Scope: It includes theory of bullying, innovative approaches to intervening in cyberbullying and LGBTQ in the form of Theater of the Oppressed, shares two research studies evaluating the therapeutic value of each of the two Theater of the Oppressed Performance and shares ideas with the audience about how Theater of the Oppressed can be used in a school district.

Objectives and Motivation: The purpose for the workshop is to inform attendees about how Theater of the Oppressed could be used as a creative strategy to inform, prevent and intervene in school-based LGBTQ Bullying and Cyberbullying.

Goal 1: To describe current forms of school-based cyberbullying and LGBTQ bullying and to detail the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive effects that these forms of bullying can have on students, bystanders and even the bullies themselves, not to mention the school climate at-large.

Goal 2: To describe how Theater of the Oppressed can be used as a therapeutic tool to help students, parents and the community understand the impact of school-based bullying.

Goal 3: To describe two applications of Theater of the Oppressed: a) The It Gets Better Project, a dramatic musical about LGBTQ Bullying and b) The Out of Bounds Project, a stage production about school-based cyberbullying.

Goal 4: To demonstrate the effects of Theater of the Oppressed through two research reports of surveys of audiences attending either of these two Theater of the Oppressed productions:  It Gets Better or Out of Bounds

Goal 5: To provide an opportunity for sharing of ideas among workshop attendees about other creative ideas that originate from the spirit of Theater of the Oppressed and apply them to school-based bullying.

Organiser: Robert G. Harrington, The University of Kansas, USA