Programme (Online)

The schedule below may be subject to change. The draft version of the Symposium Programme will be available online on November 10, 2021. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.


*Subject to change

Friday, November 26, 2021

All student presenters are welcome to attend online academic sessions at The Asian Conference on Education 2021 (ACE2021) as an observer on Friday. Undergraduate students will be able to select presentations in their areas of interest from the conference programme and gain an idea of the structure and organisation of paper presentations by experienced academics, and take note of the structure and interactive environment of the sessions.


Saturday, November 27, 2021

11:50-12:00: Welcome Announcements and Introduction

12:00-12:15: Student Introductions
Ice-breaker activities that make use of Zoom’s breakout rooms to encourage students to get to know each other and share their stories.

12:15-12:40 Professional Development/Capacity Building Session 1
This session is aimed at students considering further study and a possible career in academia.

12:40-12:50: Break

12:50-13:20 Professional Development/Capacity Building Session 2
In this session, students have the chance to bring their own questions in small groups and discuss their own feelings about future career paths

13:20-13:30: Break

13:30-14:00: Professional Development/Capacity Building Session 3
Students learn how to conduct themselves at conferences, during solo presentations, panels, and roundtables. How to ask and answer questions, deal with difficult situations and disagreements will also be covered.

14:00-14:30: Professional Development/Capacity Building Session 4
Roundtable Sessions
Students with research in similar fields engage in discussions based on themes decided by a session chair with knowledge of the relevant field.

14:30-14:40: Break

14:40-15:15: Professional Development/Capacity Building Session 5
This session will focus on the skills involved in communicating ideas publicly. Students will need to know how to effectively communicate their ideas in one-on-one scenarios and in small groups.

15:15-15:25: Break

15:25-16:00: Professional Development/Capacity Building Session 6
This session will follow on from the previous session by focusing on the skills involved in communicating ideas publicly in the academic context, outlining the types of presentation one can engage in at conferences or academia, and looking at their particular features and functions.

16:00-17:00: Break

17:00-18:00: Parallel Poster Presentations
Students present five-minute summaries of their research to each other, and seasoned academics.

18:00-18:10: Break

18:10-19:10: Parallel Poster Presentations Feedback and Q and A
Students present five-minute summaries of their research to each other. Following each presentation is a short Q&A session and feedback from field-specific experts.

19:10-19:20: Break

19:20-19:50: Professional Development/Capacity Building Session 7
Students are given an opportunity to engage with one another and network. The networking chair will provide problems, discussion topics and activities in order to encourage students to work with one another and develop connections that will endure beyond the closing of the conference.

19:50-20:00: Symposium Closing Session


Final Programme

The online version of the Symposium Programme is now available to view below via the Issuu viewing platform. Alternatively, download a PDF version. The Conference Programme can also be viewed on the Issuu website (requires a web browser). An Issuu app is available for Android users.

Important Information Emails

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