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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Welcome to The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

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Welcome to website of The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning. To be held at the Cojímar Pedagogical Convention Centre Havana, Cuba, from 27-30 June 2004, the conference will address a range of critically important themes relating to education today. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers and in the field of education, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations by researchers and practitioners.

This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for, education at any of its levels and in any of its forms, from early childhood, to schools, to higher education and lifelong learning – and in any of its sites, from home to school to university to workplace. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. A range of travel, tour and accommodation options is also available.

Participants are also welcome to submit presentation proposals, either as 30 minute papers or 60 minute workshop or jointly presented 90 minute colloquium sessions. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication before or after the conference in the International Journal of Learning. Presentations submitted for publication will be fully refereed and published in print and electronic formats. For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available, which provide access to the online edition of the conference proceedings. Virtual participants can also submit papers for refereeing and publication in the International Journal of Learning.

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Background: The Learning Conference

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The Learning Conferences is held annually in different locations around the world, each selected for the particular role education is playing in social, cultural and economic change. In recent years, the conference has been held with the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia (1999), with RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia (2000), with the University of Athens in Spetses, Greece (2001), with Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China (2002) and with the Institute of Education, London University (2003).

The Learning Conference is a participants' conference, including numerous parallel sessions. The conference organising committee is inviting proposals to present 30 minute papers or 60 minute workshops. These can be:

  • Academic or research papers, or
  • Presentations describing educational initiatives.

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Presenters have the option to submit their papers for refereeing and publication in ebook and print formats, before the conference and up until one month after the conference.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available. This provides participants the opportunity to access the conference proceedings in electronic format, and also to present papers for refereeing and publication as part of the conference proceedings.

Learning Conference Advisory Committee and Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Learning

International Committee
  • Prof. Mary Kalantzis, Innovation Professor, RMIT University, President, Australian Council of Deans of Education, and Editor, International Journal of Learning.
  • Dr Bill Cope, Director, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture, Australia.
  • Prof. Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  • Prof. David Barton, Director, Literacy Research Centre, Lancaster University, UK.
  • Prof. James Paul Gee, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  • Prof. Brian Street, King's College, University of London.
  • Prof. Kris Gutierrez, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Assoc. Professor Scott Poynting, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Dr Miguel A. Pereyra, University of Granada and Open Learning of Andalusia (Consorcio «Fernando de los Ríos»), Granada, Spain.
  • Prof. Gunther Kress, Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom.
  • Professor Ruth Finnegan, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, United Kingdom.
  • Prof. Nicola Yelland, Head, Department of School and Early Childhood Education, RMIT University, Australia.
  • Prof. Sarah Michaels, Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education, Clark University, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Prof. Michel Singh, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Prof. Gella Varnava-Skoura, Department of Early Childhood Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
  • Prof. Andeas Kazamias, Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • Assoc. Prof. Ambigapathy Pandian, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Carey Jewitt, Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom.
  • Denise Newfield and Pippa Stein, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  • Prof. Zhou Zuoyu, School of Education, Beijing Normal University, China.
  • Prof. Wang Yingjie, School of Education, Beijing Normal University, China.
Cuban Academic Committee
  • Dr Héctor Valdéz, Director, Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences, Cuban Ministry of Education.
  • Dr Norma Rodríguez, Vice-Rector, University of Science, Technology and Environment.
  • Dr Consuelo Viciedo, President, Educators for Peace Commission, Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of Peoples.
  • Dr Romelia Pino, Director, Institute of Philosophy, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment.
  • Dr Francisco Lacayo, President of the UNESCO Office, Ciudad de La Habana
Cuban Technical Organising Committee
  • Committee President: Olga Lidia Miranda, Researcher, Institute of Philosophy.
  • Dr Mario Bello, Higher Institute of Applied Technology and Sciences

Who Should Attend

  • Academics and researchers
  • Teachers
  • Educational managers
  • Higher degree students
  • Educators or educational administrators working in areas ranging from early childhood, to school, to vocational and higher education, to workplace and lifelong learning

Supported By

  • El Instituto Central de Ciencias Pedagógicas del MINED (Central Institute for Pedagogical Sciences, Cuban Ministry of Education).
  • Instituto Superior de Tecnologias y Ciencias Aplicadas del CITMA (Higher Institute of Applied Technology and Sciences).
  • La Comisión Educadores por la Paz del Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberanía de los Pueblos (Educators for Peace Commission, Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of Peoples).
  • Instituto de Filosofía (Institute of Philosophy).
  • UNESCO, Ciudad de La Habana (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • Faculty of Education, Languages and Community Service, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Organisers

Common Ground (ABN: 66 074 822 629)