Programme (Online)

Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, OCE2020 will be held Online via Zoom.

Speakers at The Osaka Conference on Education (OCE2020) will provide perspectives from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.



Conference Outline

Tuesday, December 15, 2020Wednesday, December 16, 2020Thursday, December 17, 2020

09:00–12:00: Plenary Session & Conference Photograph

12:00–13:15: Lunch Break

13:15–14:45: Plenary Session

14:45–15:00: Break

15:00–16:30: Plenary Session

16:30–17:30: Networking Session

10:45–12:15: Parallel Sessions

12:15–13:15: Lunch Break

13:15–14:45: Parallel Sessions

14:45–15:00: Break

15:00–16:30: Parallel Sessions

10:45–12:15: Parallel Sessions

12:15–13:15: Lunch Break

13:15–14:45: Parallel Sessions

14:45–15:00: Break

15:00–16:30: Parallel Sessions

16:30–17:00: Closing Session

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on November 17, 2020. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

The above schedule may be subject to change.


Featured Presentations

  • Embracing Diversity?
    Embracing Diversity?
    Panel Presentation: Haruko Satoh

Final Programme

The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule. All registered delegates who attend The Osaka Conference on Education receive a printed copy of the Conference Programme at the Registration Desk on arrival. Only one copy of the Conference Programme is available per delegate, so please take good care of your copy.

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available on November 17, 2020. The final Conference Programme will be available on December 03, 2020.

Embracing Diversity?
Panel Presentation: Haruko Satoh

In keeping with the IAFOR 2020 theme of “Embracing Diversity”, Osaka is the perfect place to look at harmony and discord between the old and new in their various forms and manifestations. There are tensions between traditional values and forces to innovate, and fractures in the traditional societal structures as pressures to accommodate cultural and social diversity increase, as in the plea of ethnic minorities and the socially marginalised of which there are many in Osaka and Kansai as a whole for recognition and political equality. It is a place where Japan reveals its deeply contested facet of modern national identity and ethno-centricism, and provides a setting where the role of education in meeting the late-modern challenges arising from intolerance, xenophobia, forces of cultural mainstreaming, tribalism and exclusivity that affect almost all societies around the world today can be examined together -- all on the side of the Tokyo Olympic Games, an event that welcomes the world to celebrate global peace and unity.