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

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9). Check your timezone.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020Wednesday, December 16, 2020

10:00-10:15 Announcements and Welcome Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

10:15-11:45 Special Panel Presentation
Post-COVID World and Human Security
Toshiya Hoshino, OSIPP, Osaka University, Japan
Peng Er Lam, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Brendan Howe, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Moderator: Haruko Satoh, OSIPP, Osaka University, Japan
This panel is supported by The IAFOR Research Centre

11:45-11:55 Break

11:55-12:40 Keynote Presentation
Global News View (GNV): A Student-run News Analysis Organization
Virgil Hawkins, OSIPP, Osaka University, Japan

12:40-12:50 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

12:50-13:00 Break

13:00-13:10 Wadaiko Performance
Students from AIE International High School, Hyogo, Japan

13:10-13:15 Break

13:15-14:30 Live-Stream Session 1: Adult, Lifelong & Distance Learning

14:30-14:40 Break

14:40-15:50 Live-Stream Session 2: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis

09:00-09:05 Welcome Address from the Organising Committee

09:05-09:55 Live-Stream Session 1: Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements

09:55-10:05 Break

10:05-11:45 Live-Stream Session 2: International Education

11:45-11:55 Break

11:55-13:35 Live-Stream Session 3: Learning Experiences and Student Learning

13:35-13:45 Break

13:45-15:50 Live-Stream Session 4: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)

15:50-16:05 Conference Closing Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

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

  • Post-COVID World and Human Security
    Post-COVID World and Human Security
    Panel Presentation: Toshiya Hoshino, Haruko Satoh, Brendan Howe, and Lam Peng Er
  • Global News View (GNV): A Student-Run News Analysis Organization
    Global News View (GNV): A Student-Run News Analysis Organization
    Keynote Presentation: Virgil Hawkins

Final Programme

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Post-COVID World and Human Security
Panel Presentation: Toshiya Hoshino, Haruko Satoh, Brendan Howe, and Lam Peng Er

As the year of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to a close, the global community's strengths and challenges have become apparent. The good news is that vaccines will become available soon, the development of which took place at an unprecedented speed. It was the fruit of a truly global cooperation between scientists all over the world, pharmaceutical companies, and the many funders, from governments to private donors, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Dolly Parton. But as the vaccines get rolled out, there is fear of "vaccine nationalism" hoarding by richer countries and delays due to limited airline transportation capacities. What the COVID-19 pandemic revealed is that the UN system is vulnerable to great power rivalry and state-centric notion of security that can impede international cooperation and coordination, especially in the face of borderless, non-traditional, human security challenges such as this pandemic but also climate change. This panel revisits the notion of human security – formerly recognised in the 1994 UNDP Human Development Report – to discuss its relevance in meeting today’s crisis in global governance.

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Global News View (GNV): A Student-Run News Analysis Organization
Keynote Presentation: Virgil Hawkins

The increasing prominence of terms such as post-truth, “fake news” and media literacy in discussions of the critical issues facing society has brought the nexus between education and the news media under the spotlight in recent years. But there are other important links that remain relatively unexplored, not least that pertaining to how we see and understand the world. As the “first rough draft of history” the news media provides cues as to what is important in the world to those who write books about it and to educators. Those same cues about what is important in the world will be internalized by those who become the journalists of tomorrow. Thus, it is no coincidence that information about certain parts of the world tends to be largely absent from both the news media and the classroom. This presentation focuses on a student-run news analysis organization aimed at addressing this issue. Global News View (GNV) was established in 2016 at Osaka University. It seeks both to identify issues with the coverage of the world by the news media in Japan and to do something about those issues. Students gather, measure and analyse news data and produce articles about the news coverage, but also write articles about the state of the world in places that the news media fail to cover. The exercise becomes an opportunity for students to critically view the news media and the world, and also to contribute to alleviating the problems they identify.

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