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The Learning Conference 2003

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Welcome to The Learning Conference 2003

Welcome to website of The Learning Conference 2003. To be held in London from 15-18 July, the conference will address a range of critically important themes relating to the education today. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the field of education, as well as numerous paper 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 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.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Learning Conference site and return for further information—this site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the Learning Conference Newsletter. For any other inquiries, please contact us.

Background: The Learning Conference

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:

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

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. Deadline for next round call for papers closes on 21 April 2003.

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.

Conference Co-ordinating Committee

  • Professor Mary Kalantzis, Dean, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Australia.
  • Dr Bill Cope, Director, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture.
  • Prof. Gunther Kress, Institute of Education, University of London.
  • Professor Michael Singh, Head, Department of Language and International Studies. RMIT University, Australia.
  • Professor Gella Varnava-Skoura, Department of Early Childhood Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
  • Associate Professor Ambigapathy Pandian, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Denise Newfield and Pippa Stein, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  • Prof. Zhou Zuoyu, School of Education, Beijing Normal University.

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

  • RMIT University
  • Common Ground

Conference Organisers

Common Ground Conferences