THE DIVISION OF GRADUATE STUDIES
LINGNAN UNIVERSITY, HONG KONG
CONFERENCE ON INTERDISCIPLINARY AND COMPARATIVE LEARNING: POSITIONING THE YOUNG SCHOLAR FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE AGE OF SHIFTING EDUCATIONAL PARADIGM
Date: Saturday, 24 March 2018
Venue: LBY G06, Lingnan University
The growing influence of globalisation has not only affected how governments and even private institutions operate. Indeed, the change is felt in current trends in research and academic practice and will inevitably continue to shape events in the foreseeable future. In line with this, education and research have taken a multidisciplinary and international outlook in response to the shifting educational paradigms and to meet the changing socio-economic and political demands. It is pertinent, now more than ever, to learn from others (colleagues, nations, and systems) to meet the erratic, yet critical, societal, institutional, and even personal expectations.
This conference offers a multidisciplinary platform to prepare young scholars adequately for the uphill battle of attaining academic excellence. The event will give participants the opportunity to contribute to, and reflect upon the ever-expanding discourse about methodological and theoretical approaches in embarking on cross-disciplinary and comparative research by sharing their works and experiences while learning from others (including those outside their disciplines).
Moreover, pursuant to the growing international perspective of education, a separate panel will be set up for research of comparative nature especially those reflecting on contemporary African and the Asia-Pacific development issues. While nations in the two continents have embarked on different development trajectories over the years, the dynamics of global change—especially regarding trade and its attendant geopolitics—have linked their visions. Consequently, there remains much to be learned about the growing relationship between nations in the two regions on all fronts including how states can replicate the positive experiences of others. Per this analogy, more research is required to understand the complexities of the structural interconnections and the differences that underpin the success and even failures of nations between and even within the two regions. As part of the event, some seasoned researchers from diverse disciplines will be invited to share their work and research experiences as well as offer feedback on the research projects of postgraduate students. The conference will feature opportunities for networking and collaboration for interdisciplinary studies. It is thus built on three essential attributes:
v Interdisciplinary learning
v International perspective
We invite proposals from young scholars and postgraduate students in the social sciences (including studies about the built environment), business and arts and humanities to present their key research findings and proposals. Among others, the thematic interest of the conference includes discipline-specific or interdisciplinary focus on:
v Theoretical perspectives
v Methodological reflections
v Empirical research
v Research of comparative nature between Africa and the Asia-Pacific region
For further information, inquiries and to submit an abstract, please contact Padmore Amoah (firstname.lastname@example.org). Persons interested in presenting at the conference should submit an abstract (below) of not more than 300 words by 28 February 2018 for consideration.