The GRSC 2020 program committee encourages submissions that include presenters who represent diversity in gender, race, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, etc.
The submissions will undergo two types of reviewing processes: blind peer-review (Paper Presentation, Round-Table Presentation, and Poster Presentation) and open peer-review (Performance Art Session and Workshops). Decision letters will be sent out before the end of February 2020. Presenters of accepted proposals must register to attend the GSRC 2020.
For the conference, we invite researchers, graduate students, and practitioners to re-vision existing practices of knowledge production, application, and dissemination for the futures of education. Our vision is to offer platforms to activate conversation and dialogue amongst scholars to reimagine the questions we ask, the tools we use, and the ideological orientations we follow to produce and use knowledge for the future. How can education respond to dwindling resources and sustainability, geopolitical tensions and peace, advancing technologies and drowning cities? How can we learn from Indigenous knowledge and connect civilizations, cultures and our histories to imagine our futures together? How can we connect theory to practice, and researchers to practitioners in a new way? How can we collectively engage in envisioning this work across our societies and economies? And how can our education help us reach the aim of cultivating a humanity connected in our similarities and differences in an age of hyper-individualism? Taking stock of where we are in this current moment, and how we have arrived here at the 20th year of GSRC is both timely and crucial. It reminds us of not losing our origins and moving forward by looking back and reflecting regularly. As the saying goes, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”, we should center values of equity, peace, and solidarity while striving towards a transformation of conditions of oppression and exploitation. As unique beings in a unique time, with our unique philosophies, civilizations, cultures, traditions and wisdom, we can collectively envision the futures of education to prepare a more capable and sustainable world.
Conference participants are invited, but not required, to address any of the following themes to explore diverse theoretical perspectives, methodological and empirical approaches:
Education through time: civilization, history, and philosophy Education across space: global policy and governance
Education into practice: inclusivity and participation
Education and community: teachers, pedagogies and professionals Education and society: theories and technologies
Education for future: challenges and visions