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-2018 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-2018 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 SubmissionJanuary 31, 2018
Notification of Workshop AcceptanceFebruary 10, 2018

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 25, 2018 in order to be included in the main conference proceedings.

If you are interested in organising workshops for the IICE-2018, 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: A Comparison of East (China) and West (USA) Self-Reported Views of Middle School Teachers Bullied by Their Students

Scope: This workshop is considered directly relevant to the main conference. Bullying is a topic of immense importance to teachers today. The fact that teachers are now a target for bullying is of great concern to all educators. Furthermore, this workshop is considered to be novel since it addresses a comparison of self-reported perceptions of middle school teachers in the USA and China. We often think of bullying as an event that occurs between two students but who thought that teachers could be bullied too. Most think that teachers are “unbullyable”. After all they are in charge, they give grades, they supervise the classroom management, they are the adult in the classroom. In addition, there is the issue of culture. China is quickly being transformed and taking on many of the characteristics of the West. When this research was undertaken this year it was discovered that there really has been no term for “bullying” in the Chinese language. So, how do Chinese Middle School Teachers feel about bullying today? The results are surprising since it is often felt that in Chinese classrooms the teacher is the authority figure, even more so than in USA classrooms. That idea is tested in this study and workshop. Lots to talk about that is new and innovative with implications for how teachers should respond to bullying of themselves as teachers.

Objective and Motivation: The goals of the Workshop:

  • To review current teacher attitudes toward school – based bullying and how those attitudes affect teacher perception of the importance of bullying to them and their schools
  • To report on the results of a very recent survey study we conducted comparing middle school teacher self-reported attitudes, and knowledge toward the bullying of teachers. A comparison will be made of USA and Chinese middle school teachers attitudes toward bullying, knowledge about bullying, types of bullying experienced, effect on teaching, incidence of bullying of teachers, support from other school personnel, reporting of bullying and response from schools/administration
  • Qualitative Focus Group analysis will be shared of actual case studies of bullying in the USA and China reported to the researchers with appropriate comparisons of similarities and differences between these two geographic groups.
  • Interpretation of study results from a cross-cultural perspective
  • Opportunity for Workshop Attendee discussion and case study analysis of provided case studies as well as opportunity for reports of personal cases of teachers bullied provided by workshop attendees

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

 

Accepted Workshops

Workshop 1: Innovative Pedagogies for Effective Technology-Enhanced Learning (IPETeL)

Scope: Catering for digital learners in todays’ global diversity is challenging. Especially because learners have different beliefs, knowledge, attitudes, emotions, motivation, cognitive abilities, behaviours and needs. Effective Technology-Enhanced Learning requires a strong pedagogical foundation. The IPETeL workshop addresses the theory, research, innovation, principles, and best practices on how various innovative pedagogies could be used in Technology-enhanced Learning. IPETeL provides an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and industry to present their research and discuss best practices on the use and integration of innovative pedagogies for effective Technology-enhanced Learning. The scope of the workshop to provide an opportunity for in-depth discussions and exchange of ideas as well as best practices related to the inclusion of innovative pedagogies for effective Technology-Enhanced Learning. The goals of the workshop are:
– To build the existing body of research on innovative TEL pedagogies
– To promote the inclusion of innovative pedagogies in current and future Technology-enhanced Learning
– To provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and industry to present and discuss the latest research on the use of innovative pedagogies for effective Technology-enhanced Learning

Objective and Motivation: Workshop topics are pedagogy focused and include, but not limited to:
– Theoretical frameworks of new pedagogies;
– Trends and issues in pedagogies for 21st century learners;
– Self-directed pedagogical approaches such as flipped classroom, online problem-based learning and computer supported collaborative learning;
– Effective pedagogies for STEM subjects;
– Effective pedagogies for students with special needs;
– Pedagogies for developing 21st century skills;
– The integration of innovative pedagogies in adaptive and personalised systems;
– Evaluation studies on the use of effective pedagogies.

For further details, please visit http://www.newtonproject.eu/ipetel2018/

Organisers: 

Ioana Ghergulescu, Adaptemy, Ireland
Diana Bogusevschi, Dublin City University, Ireland
Arghir-Nicolae Moldovan, National College of Ireland, Ireland
Cristina Hava Muntean, National College of Ireland, Ireland
Gabriel-Miro Muntean, Dublin City University, Ireland