The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Knowledge Community Invites You to an Upcoming Event in Our Sister Community:
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Twenty-third International Conference on Learning to be held 13-15 July 2016 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Delegates who have participated in past Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conferences are eligible to register with a Returning Member Registration to receive a discount off the full conference rate.
We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and encourage faculty and research students to jointly submit proposals, discussing learning through one of the following themes:
-Pedagogy and Curriculum
-Assessment and Evaluation
-Education Organization and Leadership
-Early Childhood Learning
-Learning in Higher Education
-Adult, Community, and Professional Learning
-Learner Diversity and Identities
-Technologies in Learning
-Science, Mathematics, and Technology Learning
-2016 Special Focus: “Education in the Age of the Anthropocene”
‘The Anthropocene’ is the term that has been proposed to describe an epoch in which human activity begins to have a noticeable impact on the ecosystems of the earth. Among these impacts, one of the most noted and discussed is climate change.
In addition to its usual range of themes, this year’s International Conference on Learning will address the area that has traditionally been called ‘environmental education’. This is necessarily a cross-disciplinary endeavor, not only using the methods of natural science to explore the workings of natural environments, but also exploring the relations between humans and the environment in history, social studies and the humanities. In addressing this special theme, the conference also wishes to raise broad questions about cross-disciplinary practices of critical thinking, citizenship education, environmental ethics, and social/scientific reasoning. In the era of the Anthropocene, we have come to realize that such questions may become life-and-death matters, not only in the face of ecosystemic trauma and more frequent natural disasters, but eventually for the very sustainability of human life on earth. These have become fundamental questions which today’s educators and their students must address.
Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.