ECLL2021


ECLL2021

July 15–18, 2021 | Online from UCL, Institute of Education, London, UK

The 9th European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL2021)

The 9th European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL2021) was held in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London, the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, and in affiliation with the Institute of Education (IoE), University of London (UCL).

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Speakers

  • Geoffrey Beattie
    Geoffrey Beattie
    Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
  • Grant Black
    Grant Black
    Chuo University, Japan
  • Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Tammy Gregersen
    Tammy Gregersen
    American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Judith Lehmann
    Judith Lehmann
    Berlin University of the Arts, Germany
  • Harald A. Mieg
    Harald A. Mieg
    Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany & Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • Jo Mynard
    Jo Mynard
    Kanda University, Japan
  • Farish A. Noor
    Farish A. Noor
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Muhammad Noor
    Muhammad Noor
    The Rohingya Project
  • Haruko Satoh
    Haruko Satoh
    Osaka University, Japan

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Programme

  • The Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
    The Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
    Featured Interview: Tammy Gregersen & Jo Mynard
  • Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation
    Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation
    Featured Interview: Judith Lehmann, Harald A. Mieg & Grant Black
  • A Life in Language: Lessons in Language and Language Learning
    A Life in Language: Lessons in Language and Language Learning
    Featured Interview: Jean-Marc Dewaele & Joseph Haldane
  • Inequality and Education in Times of Global Uncertainty
    Inequality and Education in Times of Global Uncertainty
    Panel Presentation: Farish Noor, Muhammad Noor & Haruko Satoh
  • Selfless: Journeys through Identity and Social Class
    Selfless: Journeys through Identity and Social Class
    Featured Interview: Geoffrey Beattie

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Organising Committee

The Organising Committee of The 10th European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.

  • Kwame Akyeampong
    Kwame Akyeampong
    University of Sussex, UK
  • Anne Boddington
    Anne Boddington
    Kingston University, UK
  • Steve Cornwell
    Steve Cornwell
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) & Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan
  • Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Jo Van Herwegen
    Jo Van Herwegen
    UCL, UK
  • Brian Hudson
    Brian Hudson
    University of Sussex, UK
  • Barbara Lockee
    Barbara Lockee
    Virginia Tech, USA
  • Zachary Walker
    Zachary Walker
    University College London, UK

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ECLL2021 Review Committee

  • Dr Rabab Abdel-Fattah, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Sharif Alghazo, University of Jordan, Jordan
  • Dr Christina Nicole Giannikas, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Dr Maria Nelly Gutierrez Arvizu, Universidad De Sonora, Mexico
  • Dr Thi Le, University of Foreign Language Studies, The University of Danang, Vietnam
  • Dr Midori Mashiyama, Fukuoka Women's University, Japan
  • Dr Wafaa Metwalli, Misr International University, Egypt
  • Dr Miguel Varela, Academic Bridge Program, Qatar

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IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) – “Innovation and Value Initiative”

The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) is housed within Osaka University’s School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), and in June 2018 the IRC began an ambitious new “Innovation and Value Initiative”. Officially launched at the United Nations in a special UN-IAFOR Collaborative Session, the initiative seeks to bring together the best in interdisciplinary research around the concept of value, on how value can be recognised, and measured, and how this can help us address issues and solve problems, from the local to the global.

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IAFOR Academic Grant & Scholarship Recipients

Our warmest congratulations go to Lilac Florentino, Desi Saragih, Chuyi Wang, Olga Giovani, Wenli Chang, who have been selected by the conference Organising Committee to receive grants and scholarships to present their research at ECE/ECLL2021.


Lilac Florentino | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Managing Odds: Addressing Educational Disadvantage Through School Accountability and Better HRM Practices
Lilac Florentino, University of Queensland, Australia

Lilac worked with multilateral agencies such as the World Bank and UNICEF and provided technical assistance to projects related to education, child protection and disaster risk reduction and management. Prior to her PhD, she was closely involved in the Youth Education and Investment Labor Market Outcomes Survey, a baseline study of the Asian Development Bank and the Government of the Philippines’ Department of Education on factors that influence the decision making of students in choosing their education and career tracks. Lilac’s research interests span child protection, basic education, climate change, disaster risk and reduction and emergency response.


Desi Saragih | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Indonesia National Education Response in COVID-19: A Policy Analysis Approach
Desi Saragih, Indonesia School of Government and Public Policy, Indonesia


Chuyi Wang | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Pre-service Teachers of Mandarin in English Secondary Schools: Perceptions and Practices of Differentiated Instruction and Sense of Self-efficacy Regarding Overall
Chuyi Wang, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Victor Wu, UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Congcong Yan, Peking University, China

Chuyi Wang is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education at the University of Reading. She also works as a sessional tutor for teaching the Chinese language at the Department of Languages & Cultures, School of Literature & Languages at the University of Reading. Her research interests include language learning motivation, individual learner difference, teacher’s belief and teaching efficacy.


Olga Giovani | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Investigating the Impact of Factors Associated With Student Academic Achievement and Expectations Through the Ecosystemic Perspective in the Greek Context
Olga Giovani, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Olga Giovani is a secondary school English Teacher. She is also the Model United Nations Director and Conference Manager of CGS School, in Athens, Greece where she has been working for 5 years. She holds a BA in European and International Studies, and a BA in English Language and Literature with honors (8.3/10). She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Psychology. She holds a M.Sc. in Health Promotion with Honors (8.7/10) from the Medical School of the University of Athens and has successfully completed the modules required for the M.Ed. in TESOL from the Hellenic Open University. She has also participated in long-term specializing programs on Special Education organized by the University of Macedonia and in the program ‘Certifying Quality in Education’ by the University of Athens. She has served as a Board Member of the N.G.O. TESOL Greece (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) for 3 years.


Wenli Chang | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

“Blended” in the Online Classroom! Technology Acceptance of EFL Students
Wenli Chang, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Ms. Chang is currently a PhD student at the Institute of Education in National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and a lecturer at the Center for General Education at National Chung Hsing University in Central Taiwan. Highly motivated to explore technology in language education, she started with her first attempt to examine instructional computer-based scaffold to collocation learning and published the result in 2009 in the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching. In the position of a language teacher/action researcher, she continues the line of experimental work both individually and as a team on government-supported projects, which allows her to be fully immersed in the changing technological trends. Her ideas and discoveries are shared in class lectures and conference meetings.


IAFOR's grants and scholarships programme provides financial support to PhD students and early career academics, with the aim of helping them pursue research excellence and achieve their academic goals through interdisciplinary study and interaction. Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity in relation to the applicant's field of study, financial need, and contributions to their community and to IAFOR's mission of interdisciplinarity. Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds from IAFOR and vary with each conference.

Click here to learn more about IAFOR grants and scholarships.

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Geoffrey Beattie
Edge Hill University, United Kingdom

Biography

Geoffrey Beattie is Professor of Psychology at Edge Hill University, UK. Previously, he was Professor of Psychology at the University of Manchester, UK, as well as a Professorial Research Fellow at the university’s Sustainable Consumption Institute. He has also been Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He received his PhD from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK, and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has also been President of the Psychology Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 100 articles in academic journals, including Nature and Nature Climate Change and was awarded the Spearman Medal by the BPS for “published psychological research of outstanding merit”, and the Mouton d’Or for the best research paper in semiotics.

He is the author of twenty six books with various Chinese, Taiwanese, Brazilian, Italian, Finnish and German editions. We Are the People: Journeys Through the Heart of Protestant Ulster (Heinemann) and The Corner Boys (Victor Gollancz) were both shortlisted for the Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize; On the Ropes: Boxing as a Way of Life (Victor Gollancz) was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year; Trophy Hunting: A Psychological Perspective (Routledge) was shortlisted for a Taylor & Francis Outstanding Book and Digital Product Award in the Outstanding Professional Category in 2019.

He has presented a number of television programmes in the UK on BBC1’s Life’s Too Short and Family SOS’, Channel 4’s Dump Your Mates in Four Days, and UKTV’s The Farm of Fussy Eaters. He was also the resident on-screen psychologist for Big Brother for eleven series on Channel 4 in the UK specialising in body language and social behaviour. His latest book Selfless: A Psychologist’s Journey through Identity and Social Class (Routledge) was reviewed by Professor Marcel Danesi from the University of Toronto, Canada who wrote: “What is the Self? How is it related to consciousness? This dilemma has entertained some of the greatest minds of human history. This book contributes in a significant way to that history, written by one of today’s great thinkers, Geoffrey Beattie. In this unique book, Beattie brings us into his own world of Self-construction. We thus come away understanding what psychology should really be....It is required reading by anyone interested in understanding what consciousness is and how it emerges throughout the life cycle.”

Featured Interview (2021) | Selfless: Journeys through Identity and Social Class
Grant Black
Chuo University, Japan

Biography

Dr Grant Black is an associate professor in the Faculty of Commerce at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, where he has taught Global Skills and Global Issues since 2013. Grant is engaged in diverse roles as a global manager, systems builder, executive leader and university professor. His research and teaching areas include global management skills, intercultural intelligence (CQ) and organisational management. He also has taught Japanese Management Theory at J. F. Oberlin University (Japan), and a continuing education course in the Foundations of Japanese Zen Buddhism at Temple University Japan. Previously, he was Chair of the English Section at the Center for Education of Global Communication at the University of Tsukuba where he served in a six-year post in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He holds a BA Highest Honors in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an MA in Japanese Buddhist Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Doctor of Social Science (DSocSci) from the Department of Management in the School of Business at the University of Leicester. Dr Black is a Chartered Manager (CMgr), the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession in the UK. In 2018, he was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Grant is President of Black Inc. Consulting (Japan), a business & university global strategic management firm based in Tokyo which helps individuals and organisations achieve their global targets. He is the director of the newly formed Nippon Academic Management Institute (NAMI) and the author of the forthcoming “Education Reform Policy at a Japanese Super Global University: Policy Translation, Migration and Mutation” (Routledge, 2021). He serves as a Vice-President and Auditor for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR).

Dr Grant Black is a Vice-President (at large) of IAFOR and Auditor of the organisation. He is a member of the Business & Economics section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Featured Interview (2021) | Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation
Jean-Marc Dewaele
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Biography

Jean-Marc Dewaele is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at Birkbeck, University of London. He does research on individual differences in psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic, psychological and emotional aspects of Second Language Acquisition and Multilingualism. He has published over 250 papers and chapters, seven books and seven special issues. He is the author of the monograph Emotions in Multiple Languages in 2010 (2nd ed in 2013). He is former president of the European Second Language Association and the International Association of Multilingualism. He is former General Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and current General Èditor of Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. He won the Equality and Diversity Research Award from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2013) and the Robert C. Gardner Award for Outstanding Research in Bilingualism (2016) from the International Association of Language and Social Psychology.

Featured Interview (2021) | A Life in Language: Lessons in Language and Language Learning

Previous Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2019) | The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Foreign Language Learners and Teachers
Panel Presentation (2019) | Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
Tammy Gregersen
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Biography

Tammy Gregersen, a professor of TESOL at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, received her MA in Education and PhD in Linguistics in Chile, where she also began her academic career. She is co-author, with Sarah Mercer on the new Oxford title, Teacher Wellbeing (2020) and with Peter MacIntyre, on Capitalizing on Language Learner Individuality and Optimizing Language Learners’ Nonverbal Communication in the Language Classroom. She is also a co-editor with Peter and Sarah Mercer of Positive Psychology in SLA and Innovations in Language Teacher Education. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and contributed numerous chapters in applied linguistics anthologies on individual differences, teacher education, language teaching methodology, positive psychology and nonverbal communication in language classrooms. She is passionate about exploring other cultures and has enjoyed the opportunities that participation in international conferences around the world and Fulbright scholar grants to Chile and Costa Rica have provided. Her favorite self-care activities are cycling, cross country skiing and binge-watching Dodo Youtube videos.

Featured Interview (2021) | The Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

Dr Haldane’s current research concentrates on post-war and contemporary politics and international affairs, and since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within Osaka University.

A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance, Dr Haldane is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), a Visiting Professor at the School of Business at Doshisha University (Japan), and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the College of Education of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (USA).

From 2012 to 2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu Region) and he is currently a Trustee of the HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015.

Featured Interview (2021) | A Life in Language: Lessons in Language and Language Learning

Previous Presentations

Panel Presentation (2020) | Embracing Difference? Adaptive Lifelong Learning
Panel Presentation (2020) | That's NOT Online Learning!: The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
Judith Lehmann
Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

Biography

Judith Lehmann (PhD) studied literature, mathematics and applied cultural studies. As a science manager, she steered cross-faculty projects at various universities and headed the editorial department of a Swiss educational publishing house. She worked as representative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Argentina and is currently supporting the Helmholtz Centre Hereon in the further development of doctoral training and the expansion of international cooperation. Her own teaching and research interests are philosophy of science, seriality in interdisciplinary perspective and borders in literature and film.

Featured Interview (2021) | Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation
Harald A. Mieg
Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany & Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Biography

Harald A. Mieg is (honorary) professor of Metropolitan Studies and Innovation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and also affiliated to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. The focus of his research is on planning processes in cities, research methodologies, and inquiry-based learning. Main book publication: "The Social Psychology of Expertise" (2001).

Featured Interview (2021) | Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation
Jo Mynard
Kanda University, Japan

Biography

Dr Jo Mynard is a Professor and Director of the Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) at Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Japan. At KUIS, she advises language learners, and oversees academic support, research and the general direction of the SALC. She also teaches an undergraduate course on Effective Language Learning at KUIS and a graduate course on Learner Autonomy as part of the MA TESOL programme at the KUIS graduate school. She has authored and co-edited several books on learner autonomy, advising, and social learning spaces. She is the founder of three academic journals: Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, Relay Journal, and the Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning.

Featured Interview (2021) | The Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
Farish A. Noor
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography

Dr Farish A. Noor is Associate Professor at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and also the School of History SoH, College of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences COHASS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His main area of work has been Southeast Asian history, with a special focus on colonialism in Southeast Asia. His recent works include 'Data Collecting in Colonial Southeast Asia: Framing the Other' (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) and 'Before the Pivot: America's Encounters with Southeast Asia 1800-1900' (Amsterdam University Press, 2019).

Panel Presentation (2021) | Inequality and Education in Times of Global Uncertainty

Previous ECLL Presentations

Panel Presentation (2020) | Inclusive Education: A Critical Dialogue on Marginalised Communities
Muhammad Noor
The Rohingya Project

Biography

Muhammad Noor is the Founder and Managing Director of the Rohingya Project, a Blockchain-based organisation to bring financial inclusion and digital identity to stateless people. Noor is also founder and director for several institutions and organizations such as the world's first Rohingya TV broadcast station called Rohingya Vision (RVISION) watched by millions all over the world. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Rohingya Football Club (RFC) the Rohingya National Team to play at the CONIFA World Cup. He is actively involved in the humanitarian field, working with various international organisations such as UNHCR, the International Red Cross, the International Organisation for Migration as well as several embassies. He also served as general secretary of the Rohingya Student development Movement (RSDM).

His acclaimed contributions to the Rohingya community of the world has earned him award and recognition from the Rohingya Education Research Center (ARAKAN) for the digitization of the First Rohingya Alphabet and developed the first Computer Typeface and one of the main contributors on Rohingya Unicode which was accepted and released in 2018. Noor is also the author of THE EXODUS - A True Story from a Child of Forgotten People which was published in 2012, based on his personal life experience.

He holds an Honors Degree in Computing from the University of Greenwich, UK and an Advanced Diploma in Computer Science from Cambridge University, UK. He has more than 15 years experience as a business owner, corporate senior executive, TV station operator, news reporter, journalist, talk show anchor, corporate negotiator and project manager. He is actively involved in the field of system development, cryptography, security and data privacy. Noor also trains and motivates people from all walks of life in areas such as self-development, management and information technology. Muhammad Noor speaks five Middle and East Asian languages fluently. One of his ambitions is to implement technology to serve humanity.

Panel Presentation (2021): Inequality and Education in Times of Global Uncertainty
Haruko Satoh
Osaka University, Japan

Biography

Haruko Satoh is Specially Appointed Professor at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), where she teaches Japan’s relations with Asia and identity in international relations. She is also co-director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre and she was previously part of the MEXT Reinventing Japan project on “Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)” with six Southeast Asian and four Japanese universities.

In the past she has worked at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Chatham House, and Gaiko Forum. Her interests are primarily in state theory, Japanese nationalism and identity politics. Recent publications include: “China in Japan’s Nation-state Identity” in James DJ Brown & Jeff Kingston (eds) Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia (Routledge, 2018); “Japan’s ‘Postmodern’ Possibility with China: A View from Kansai” in Lam Peng Er (ed), China-Japan Relations in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); “Rethinking Security in Japan: In Search of a Post-‘Postwar’ Narrative” in Jain & Lam (Eds.), Japan’s Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment (World Scientific, 2012); “Through the Looking-glass: China’s Rise as Seen from Japan”, (co-authored with Toshiya Hoshino), Journal of Asian Public Policy, 5(2), 181–198, (July 2012); “Post- 3.11 Japan: A Matter of Restoring Trust?”, ISPI Analysis No. 83 (December 2011); “Legitimacy Deficit in Japan: The Road to True Popular Sovereignty” in Kane, Loy & Patapan (Eds.), Political Legitimacy in Asia: New Leadership Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), “Japan: Re-engaging with China Meaningfully” in Tang, Li & Acharya (eds), Living with China: Regional States and China through Crises and Turning Points, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Professor Satoh is a member of IAFOR’s Academic Governing Board. She is Chair of the Politics, Law & International Relations section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Panel Presentation (2021): Inequality and Education in Times of Global Uncertainty
The Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
Featured Interview: Tammy Gregersen & Jo Mynard

Tammy Gregersen in conversation with Jo Mynard

Tammy Gregersen is the Co-editor (with Sarah Mercer) of The Routledge Handbook of the Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching, which explores the “hybrid discipline that studies the role and linguistic implications of the human mind in language learning and teaching.” In this interview with Dr Jo Mynard of Kanda University of International Studies, Professor Gregersen will discuss this emerging field, its implications, and the challenges and opportunities of working between the disciplines.

Many teachers are wary of drawing on psychology in their classrooms as they do not feel sufficiently qualified and are worried that they may do more harm than good, and this issue will be addressed along with some practical takeaways, asking how learners and teachers alike can benefit from knowing more about the psychology of learning, and language learning in particular.

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Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation
Featured Interview: Judith Lehmann, Harald A. Mieg & Grant Black

In anticipation of their forthcoming publication, The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research, IAFOR is delighted to host an exclusive interview with the editors Judith Lehmann of the Helmholtz Centre Hereon, and Harald A. Mieg, (honorary) professor of Metropolitan Studies and Innovation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The conversation, titled “Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation”, will be led by Grant Black, an IAFOR VP, associate professor at Chuo University in Tokyo, and a co-author of the Japan chapter of the book. Their discussion will explore current issues in the development of undergraduate research for the next generation, as well as Judith and Harald’s leadership journey in bringing together a global team of international researchers for this exciting new contribution to understanding and promoting undergraduate research. The interview will be followed by a Q & A session.

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A Life in Language: Lessons in Language and Language Learning
Featured Interview: Jean-Marc Dewaele & Joseph Haldane

Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele does research on individual differences in psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic, psychological and emotional variables in SLA and Multilingualism, and has a global reputation in these fields, with particular renown in his interdisciplinary research between applied linguistics and psychology. In this interview with IAFOR Chairman, Joseph Haldane, Professor Dewaele will talk about his life in language and language learning, and the physical and intellectual journeys that have shaped his intellectual and career development. Issues addressed will include those of language and becoming and belonging, language as power, and language as identity.

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Inequality and Education in Times of Global Uncertainty
Panel Presentation: Farish Noor, Muhammad Noor & Haruko Satoh

The contrast between global haves and have-nots has never been starker during this on-going pandemic. The “underlying condition” in world politics, from poverty, climate change, to conflict and migration has been compounded by the borderless sweep of COVID-19. In the frenetic efforts to regroup and redesign social, political, and economic institutions toward a more resilient and inclusive ecosystem for global human security, there is a dire need to address the challenges of those who have consistently been left behind – particularly the refugees and the stateless – as victims of geopolitics, legacy of colonialism and the pitfalls of the UN system that privileges the sovereignty of the nation-state. This panel discusses this issue as a nexus of inequality and access to education, through the example of the complex challenges met by the Rohingya.

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Selfless: Journeys through Identity and Social Class
Featured Interview: Geoffrey Beattie

Geoff Beattie has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Belfast, as this stellar student became one of the world’s foremost experts on non-verbal communication following his studies at Birmingham and Cambridge Universities. Throughout his career, he has balanced being both an academic of international renown with parallel explorations into reportage, social commentary and journalism, and even found the time to write works of nonfiction. He is perhaps most well known from his burgeoning career as a populariser and interpreter of psychology on numerous television programmes, including his most high profile position: being the resident psychologist on the UK version of the worldwide sensation, Big Brother.

In this interview, Professor Beattie speaks to IAFOR Chairman and CEO, Joseph Haldane about his life and work, and his recently published autobiography, Selfless, and the intellectual, physical and moral journeys Beattie has undertaken throughout his life.

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Kwame Akyeampong
University of Sussex, UK

Biography

Kwame Akyeampong is Professor of International Education and Development at the Centre for International Education (CIE), University of Sussex, UK. He has international research experience in educational evaluation and research and has worked on education and development research projects in a range of countries including Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Malawi. His research interests include education policy analysis, teacher governance, educational access and equity, impact evaluation studies in education, and employing quantitative and qualitative research methods. He also has experience managing large research education projects. He has consulted for the World Bank, DFID, and JICA on education evaluation projects and programmes. He was senior policy analyst with UNESCO, Paris, from 2011 to 2013. He is currently the co-chair of the Teacher Alliance for the Global Education and Skills Forum.

Panel Presentation (2020) | Inclusive Education: A Critical Dialogue on Marginalised Communities

Previous ECLL Presentations

Plenary Panel II (2017) | Education for Change: Addressing the Challenges of UN Sustainable Development Goal 4
Anne Boddington
Kingston University, UK

Biography

Anne Boddington is Professor of Design Innovation, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Business and Innovation at Kingston University in the UK and recently appointed as the Sub Panel Chair for Art & Design: History, Practice & Theory for the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Professor Boddington has extensive experience of the leadership, management and evaluation of art and design education and art and design research in higher education across the UK and internationally. She is an experienced chair and has held trustee and governance roles across the creative and cultural sector including as trustee of the Design Council, an independent Governor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a member of the executive of the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD) and a member of the advisory board of the Arts & Humanities Research Council. She has an international reputation in creative education and research and has been a partner, a collaborator, a reviewer and evaluator for a wide range of international projects and reviews across Dofferemt nations in Europe, the Middle East, Southern and east Asia and North America.

Plenary Panel (2020) | Embracing Difference? Adaptive Lifelong Learning

Previous Presentations

Plenary Panel I (2017) | Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur
Steve Cornwell
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) & Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan

Biography

Steve Cornwell is the President of IAFOR, and President of the Academic Governing Board. He coordinates and oversees the International Academic Advisory Board, and also serves on the organization's Board of Directors.

Dr Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University, and also teaches in the online portion of the MA TESOL Programme for the New School in New York. He helped write and design several of the New School courses and has been involved with the programme since its inception.

He has also been involved with the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), (an affiliate of IAFOR) serving on its National Board of Directors as Director of Programme from 2012-2016; where his duties involved working with a volunteer team of 50+ to put on JALT’s annual, international conference each autumn.

Most recently, since 2012, he has been the Committee Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s Lifelong Learning Committee and is responsible for their evening extension Programme geared towards alumni and community members. He is also the Vice-Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s English Education Committee which is responsible for suggesting policy regarding English Education and also responsible for developing material for the integrated curriculum.

Jean-Marc Dewaele
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Biography

Jean-Marc Dewaele is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at Birkbeck, University of London. He does research on individual differences in psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic, psychological and emotional aspects of Second Language Acquisition and Multilingualism. He has published over 250 papers and chapters, seven books and seven special issues. He is the author of the monograph Emotions in Multiple Languages in 2010 (2nd ed in 2013). He is former president of the European Second Language Association and the International Association of Multilingualism. He is former General Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and current General Èditor of Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. He won the Equality and Diversity Research Award from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2013) and the Robert C. Gardner Award for Outstanding Research in Bilingualism (2016) from the International Association of Language and Social Psychology.

Featured Interview (2021) | A Life in Language: Lessons in Language and Language Learning

Previous Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2019) | The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Foreign Language Learners and Teachers
Panel Presentation (2019) | Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

Dr Haldane’s current research concentrates on post-war and contemporary politics and international affairs, and since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within Osaka University.

A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance, Dr Haldane is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), a Visiting Professor at the School of Business at Doshisha University (Japan), and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the College of Education of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (USA).

From 2012 to 2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu Region) and he is currently a Trustee of the HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015.

Featured Interview (2021) | A Life in Language: Lessons in Language and Language Learning

Previous Presentations

Panel Presentation (2020) | Embracing Difference? Adaptive Lifelong Learning
Panel Presentation (2020) | That's NOT Online Learning!: The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
Jo Van Herwegen
UCL, UK

Biography

Dr Jo Van Herwegen is an associate professor in developmental psychology at UCL Institute of Education. Her research focuses on improving educational outcomes of children, especially those with special educational needs. She has examined mathematical abilities, language abilities, transitions and the impact and quality of Education, Health, and Care plans for a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders. She is an associate editor for Research in Developmental Disabilities, and educational needs advisor for the Williams Syndrome Foundation.

Panel Presentation (2020) | The impact of COVID19 on Children and Young People Across the Globe

Previous ECLL Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2019) | Challenges and Solutions to Improving Educational Outcomes
Brian Hudson
University of Sussex, UK

Biography

Brian Hudson is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sussex. He is the main Organiser of the World Education Research Association (WERA) International Research Network on Didactics - Learning and Teaching; a member of the WERA Outreach Committee; an Associate Editor of the Journal of Curriculum Studies and a Board Member of the Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Network. He is Honorary Member of the EERA Network on Didactics - Learning and Teaching; Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Education Studies and Leadership at the University of Ghana.


Previous Presentations

Plenary Panel II (2017) | Education for Change: Addressing the Challenges of UN Sustainable Development Goal 4
Barbara Lockee
Virginia Tech, USA

Biography

Barbara Lockee is a professor of Instructional Design and Technology in the School of Education at Virginia Tech. Since 1996, she has engaged in teaching and research related to instructional design and distance education, and has advised the research of more than three dozen doctoral students. Her scholarly inquiry is focused on mediated and online education and has been funded by various federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, and the US Agency for International Development, among others. She has also consulted for a variety of organisations, including the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the US Army Training and Doctrine Command and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. Her recent co-authored book, Streamlined ID: A Practical Guide for Instructional Design, strives to make the design of learning solutions accessible and pragmatic for those who develop educational courses and programs in workplace contexts.

Dr Lockee is Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organisation for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her PhD in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), MA in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and BA in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.

Panel Presentation (2020) | That's NOT Online Learning!: The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
Keynote Panel Presentation (2020) | Flexible Learning in Uncertain Times: The Hy-Flex Model in Response to COVID-19

Previous ECLL Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2019) | Interaction in Online Learning: A Design Paradox
Zachary Walker
University College London, UK

Biography

Dr Zachary Walker is an academic, author, and speaker. In 2018, Zachary joined the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IOE) as an Associate Professor. At IOE, Zachary currently serves in the Department of Psychology and Human Development as the Programme Leader for Graduate Programs in Special Education and International Inclusive Leadership. Prior to joining IOE, Zachary was a faculty member at the National Institute of Education in Singapore from 2013-2018, where he served as a leader in Pedagogical Development and Innovation and on the 21st Century Teaching and Learning Framework taskforce. He was named a Think College Emerging Scholar (2012), as well as a Millennium Milestone Maker by the World Academy for the Future of Women (2015). He was awarded the John Cheung Social Media Award for Innovation in Teaching and Pedagogy (2015), and was nominated for the Wharton School Reimagine Education Awards (2016). Zachary's current work focuses on educational neuroscience, mobile technology, and leadership. He has delivered talks to education leaders and higher education faculty in North America, Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Keynote Presentation (2020) | The Future of People
Panel Presentation (2020) | Inclusive Education: A Critical Dialogue on Marginalised Communities

Previous ECLL Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2019) | Five Faces of this Generation
Panel Presentation (2019) | Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
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