This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in education.
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Number of delegates:
Academics, students, researchers in andragogy
Adult learning networks & organisations
Projects & partnerships
Aims and objectives:
Globalized education systems are becoming increasing socially, ethnically and culturally diverse. However, education is often defined through discourses embedded in Western paradigms as globalised education systems become increasingly determined by dominant knowledge economies. Policies, practices and ideologies of education help define and determine ways in which social justice is perceived and acted out. What counts as ‘education’ and as ‘knowledge’ can appear uncontestable but is in fact both contestable and partial. Discourses of learning and teaching regulate and normalise gendered and classed, racialised and ethnicised understandings of what learning is and who counts as a learner.