Education in the 21st Century: Present Practices, Future Directions What’s Next?

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Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education will be organising the International Conference on Education 2015 (ICE2015) on 2nd June 2015 - 4th June 2015.

ICE 2015 seeks to critically examine education in the 21stcentury that empowers students to lead meaningful and productive lives in all stages of their development and growth.  This conference is a platform for educators and scholars to explore present practices and consider future directions so that education continues to be responsive to the needs of learners in changing times across diverse contexts.

This conference will deliberate on a wide range of issues that covers the following sub-themes across levels of education including early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling, technical and vocational education, as well as tertiary education.


Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Patrick Griffin, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Frederick K.S Leung, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
  • Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor, Pearson


Themes and Sub-Themes:



Educational Leadership and Management

Initiating Change
Developing Frameworks for Implementation
Standards and Quality Education
Sustaining Best Practice
21st Century Curriculum Frameworks, Current Trends and Issues



21st Century Teaching and Learning

Innovative and Creative Pedagogies
Developing 21st Century Competencies
Technology and the Use of Digital Resources
Assessment in 21st Century Education

21st Century Teacher and Professional Education

Initial Teacher Preparation
Continuing Professional Development
Professional Development for Special Educators, Practitioner Psychologists and Counselors
Workplace Education

21st Century Community Engagement in Education

Pastoral Care
Home-School Engagement
Community Outreach

The Contexts of Schooling in the 21st Century

Innovative Learning Spaces
Health and Safety School Environments
Conducive and Inspiring School Environments


Abstract Submission:

Each abstract should not exceed 350 words. Submit your abstract to by 1st February 2015 (updated).


Paper presentation (20 minutes)

Research papers and case studies are welcomed for this category of presentation. Each paper will be allocated with 15 minutes of presentation time and 5 minutes of Q&A. The following types of papers are encouraged for submissions:

  • Research papers
     Completed research papers in any of the themes listed above of related areas.
  • Student Papers
    Research done by students in any of the strands listed above or related areas
  • Case Studies
    Case studies in any if the themes listed above or related areas
  • Work in Progress Reports or Proposals for Future Research
    Incomplete research or ideas for future research in order to generate discussion and feedback in any of the strands listed above or related areas
  • Reports on Issues Related to Teaching
    Reports related to innovative instruction techniques or research related to teaching in any of the themes listed above of related areas


Important Dates & Fees

Normal Registration Fees

Local Institutions

International Participants


Price per person


Price per person


BND 50


USD 200


BND 150

Participants (if registered in a group of 3)

USD 180


BND 170

Participants (if registered in a group of 5)

USD 165


Early Bird Registration Fees (register before 15th April 2015)


Price per person

International Participants ONLY

USD 150

If registered in a group of 3, FREE REGISTRATION for another 1 person

If registered in a group of 5, FREE REGISTRATION for another 2 persons

*Note: No Early Bird rates for students.
Registration payment deadline: 1st May 2015
Abstract submission: 1st February 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 31st March 2015


To register, please download the form from here and submit to


Transport, Accommodation and Visa Requirements

Please download the document from here for matters pertaining to transportation, accommodation and visa requirements.


Publication Information

1) For proceedings for ICE2015 (peer reviewed)

Deadline: 30th June 2015
Send to:
Contributors“ guide:
  • written either in English or Malay
  • Use Microsoft Word
  • No more than 3000 words (double spaced)
  • 12 point with Times New Roman
  • set margin — 1.00“ in top, bottom, left and right
  • Apply APA manual
  • Abstract is no more than 350 words
  • Indicate the theme and sub-theme on the top of your paper
  • Use the template (click here) which shows the usage of headings and the basic structure of the paper.


2) For publication of full papers

There are currently 2 options:

The Journal of Applied Research in Education v.21 (JARE2016)
JARE2016 may publish “Special Issue for ICE2016“
With referee
Deadline: 30th October 2015
Send to
Submission guide (click here)
The journals of James Nicholas Publishers (Melbourne-based, Australia) are available for ICE2015 publication
  1. Write “ICE2015” on the top right corner of your paper
  2. Send your manuscript to the Review Manager Ms. Josy Hogan at
  3. The Journal Guidelines are available at

The journals of James Nicholas Publishers include “Educational Practice & Theory”, “Curriculum and Teaching”, “Education and Society”, “World Studies in Education”, “Information Technology, Education, and Society”, and “Learning and Teaching”.



Payment Information

Bank draft must be payable to:
Beneficiary:            Tabung Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Bank’s Name:         Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Bank Address:        Corner of Jalan Sultan / Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan, BS8811, Negara Brunei Darussalam
For payment using bank draft, please indicate the names of the sender at the back of the cheque together with the registration form and mail to:
The Bursar
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link
Gadong BE1410
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Telegraphic Transfer payment must be made to:
Account Name:       Tabung Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Account No:            004-025359-001
Bank’s Name:         Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Bank Address:        Corner of Jalan Sultan / Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan, BS8811, Negara Brunei Darussalam
Swift Code:             HSBCBNBB
For payment made using telegraphic transfer, please indicate the name of sender and the name of the conference when remitting the payment. Please note that all bank charge should be borne by the participant. A full registration fee must be received by the Organiser.
The sender must fax the bank transfer advice or T/T slip to the Finance Department (Attention: The Accountant) at Fax Number +673-2461554 for the Finance Department to trace the payment.
For further information and queries, please email to