We are glad to invite you to submit a paper for the 1st International Virtual Conference on the theme:

“INNOVATIVE PRACTICES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE AND JUST SOCIETY”.

The main purpose of the conference is to share, learn and multiply innovative practices that make a difference in teaching and learning for building a sustainable and just society.

The conference is initiated by the RCE Crete- Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (Greece) supported by the UNESCO Chair ICT in Education for Sustainable Development (University of Crete, Greece) and a wide number of Universities and RCEs globally.

The conference is open to academics, researchers, post-graduate students, teachers and professionals in various fields of teaching and research, from early years education to Higher Education.

Conference attendance is free of charge. The presentation of 15 minutes maximum should be submitted together with the final paper. The language of presentation and paper is English.

Papers and presentations in Greek are also accepted.

Publication in conference proceedings and collective books to be published are subject to a processing and editing fee, including dissemination in indexed open access repositories. The fee is 70 EURO for single papers and 120 EURO for papers with more than one author. The publication fee for post-graduate students is reduced to 50%.

Besides the conference proceedings and collective books, all the papers will be considered for submission after proper screening and preparation in selected journals suitable for the themes of the conference as well as in special issues in a number of journals. See the publication plan.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: May 20th, 2022

Notification for abstract acceptance:  June 3rd, 2022

Deadline for paper submission:  June 15th, 2022

Notification for paper acceptance: June 30th, 2022

Deadline for final submission:   July 30th, 2022

Please note that the detailed program and the publications will be uploaded at least 15 days before the conference.

Keynote Speakers
Maija Aksela
Maija Aksela, Ph.D.

RCE Helsinki Metropolitan, Finland

Prof. of Science Education, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Helsinki Director of National LUMA Centre Finland

Title of presentation: Applying Co-design as an Approach for Building a Sustainable Future: The Examples of the LUMA Ecosystem Network and the International Teachers’ Climate Change Forum

Keyspeaker
Tuemi Tudou Asuka, Ph.D.

RCE Greater Yenagoa, Nigeria

Prof. of Education Administration, Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University

Title of presentation: Integrating Education for Sustainable Development as a Subject and Course in National School Systems for Attainment of the SDGs

Wei Dongying
Wei Dongying, Ph.D.

RCE Beijing, China

Ass. Prof. of Geography, Faculty of Geography, Beijing Normal University

Title of presentation: Let Nature be the Solution: Nature Education Practice of Three Rivers’ Source National Park in Third Polar Region in Asia

Keyspeaker
Munirah Ghazali, Ph.D.

RCE Penang, Malaysia

Prof. Emeritus, Math & Science Education, University Science Malaysia

Title of presentation: Student-led Initiative through Social Business Framework to address SDG1: Sharing Experiences from Al-Bukhary International University

Barry Law
Barry Law, Ph.D.

RCE Otago, New Zealand

Whaiao Education for Sustainability Managing Director the Sustainability Company

Title of presentation: Emotionally Engaged Learning Helps Build the Capability for Change

Clemens Mader
Clemens Mader, Ph.D.

RCE Zurich, Switzerland

Researcher Education for Sustainable Development, Empa Technology & Society Laboratory

Title of presentation: Teaching Practices and Tools for Dealing with Societal Value Diversity in ESD

Keyspeaker
Jenneth Parker, Ph.D.

RCE London, United Kingdom

Director of Research at Schumacher Institute of Sustainable Systems, Bristol

Title of presentation: Making Sense of Sustainability with Systems Thinking

Irfan D. Prijambada
Irfan D. Prijambada, Ph.D.

RCE Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Prof. of Microbiology, Dept. of Agricultural Microbiology, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Title of presentation: TBC

Jim Taylor
Jim Taylor, Ph.D.

RCE Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

Research Fellow University of Kwa Zulu Natal

Title of presentation: Just Futures through Citizen Science Practices

Kerstin Sonesson
Kerstin Sonesson, Ph.D.

Former coordinator of RCE Skåne, Sweden

Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway

Using the City of Malmö as an Extended Classroom in Education for Sustainability.

Keyspeaker
Pegah Zamani, Ph.D.

RCE Greater Atlanta, USA

Associate Prof. of Architecture, Dept. of Architecture, Kenesau State University

Title of presentation: Empowerment and Transformation: Integrating Sustainable Development in Higher Education

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Friday to Sunday October 14 to October 16