University of Illinois Global Education Symposium

October 20-24, 2021

Global Education Symposium

The Global Education Symposium at the College of Education is a four-day event with opportunities to engage with scholars from around the world, engage in professional development activities, participate in informal networking activities, and more! The Symposium includes a conference with panels and presentations by College of Education faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, international partners, and other scholars. Conference themes include global education and policy, global migration and education, diversity in local and global contexts, research-based practice in schools, and adult and professional education.

Call for paper:

Please submit an abstract here and access more information about the conference.

Key deadlines:

  • Abstract due date: 15th of August, 2021
  • Peer review of abstracts due date: 31st of August, 2021
  • Decision letters: By the 15th of September, 2021

SYMPOSIUM THEME:

We invite scholarship that studies education - including in the workplace, online spaces, informal learning contexts, and more - with a lens that situates these educational settings within broader economic, political, social, and cultural contexts. Because of the interconnectedness of our world, studying local contexts with a global lens provides a fuller understanding of both local and global phenomena. It is our hope that research studies with a variety of topics and employing a variety of methodologies - including interpretive, qualitative, and quantitative - will enhance our understanding of key educational issues around the world.

We invite scholarship that studies education broadly defined — this includes education:

  • Education in the 
    • workplace
    • online space
    • informal settings
  • Education’s intersection with
    • culture
    • religion
    • language
    • youth
    • digitization
    • conflict and post-conflict
    • political economy
    • sociopolitical phenomena (e.g., migration; globalization; neoliberalization)
    • environment (e.g., responses to climate change; sustainable development; environmental education; agronomics)
    • citizenship building (e.g., national citizenship; digital citizenship; cosmopolitan citizenship; Global Citizenship Education)
    • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
    • Covid-19 pandemic (e.g., curricular changes; instructional methods; technology, e-fatigue)
  • Novel and renewed theoretical and philosophical interventions in education 
    • critical theory; political sociology of education; power in education
    • indigenous epistemologies
    • anti-colonial, post-colonial, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist

We invite scholars to address these broad categories in any way they see fit. 

It is in our understanding that our world is becoming more interconnected than ever. Studying local contexts with a global lens provides a fuller understanding of both local and global phenomena. It is our hope that research studies with a variety of topics and employing a variety of methodologies - including interpretive, theoretical, qualitative, and quantitative - will enhance our understanding of key educational issues around the globe.

 

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