AIE conferences, held in alternate years, aim to bring together those involved in the promotion of intercultural understanding and international education, including researchers and practitioners at every level of education throughout the world. The 2017 conference programme will include keynote presentations by distinguished speakers, and a series of related strand sessions based on small group presentations and discussion around a range of strand topics. There will also be opportunity for those with common interests in the differing age-related phases of education to get together to share experiences, as well as a host of other informal opportunities for the exchange of views and experience around the overall conference theme of Internationalising Schools. All participants will be members of one of the strand groups, and those who wish to make a presentation within one of the groups should submit a proposal via the AIE website, as outlined below.
To submit a proposal, please upload to the conference website an abstract of the proposed presentation (not exceeding 300 words), together with the name(s) and full contact details (telephone number and e-mail) of conference presenter(s). All proposals will be peer reviewed and the deadline for submissions is 15 April 2017.
Each presentation will last for a maximum of 20 minutes, followed by 25 minutes of discussion. Presentations must relate to the overall conference theme (Internationalising Schools: Sharing good practice and addressing challenges) and may be based on completed research or other projects, or on ideas for innovative schemes or topics for future exploration.
Proposals for strand presentations are invited particularly relating to the following topics. Other topics will be considered if they relate to the overall Conference Theme. Proposals that are accepted will form the basis of the individual strand programmes.
· Internationalisation: definitions and meanings
· The Role of Language
· Leadership and Management
· Schools and their wider communities
· Learning and Teaching
· Curriculum implications: primary/elementary
· Curriculum implications: secondary/middle and high school
· Supporting teachers through professional development
· Researching the internationalising of schools