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Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2014)
June 16-19, 2014
Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada

The CICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The CICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

The aim of CICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.

The CICE-2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

The topics in CICE-2014 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

*Art Education

Music Education

Writing Education

Imaginative Education

Language Education


*Adult Education

Competitive Skills

Continuing Education

Higher Education

Vocational Education

Transferring Disciplines

*Business Education

Educational Administration

Human Resource Development 

Academic Advising and Counselling

Education Policy and Leadership

Industrial Cooperation  

Life-long Learning Experiences

Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning  

Work Employability

Educational Institution Government Partnership  

Patent Registration and Technology Transfer

University Spin-Off Companies

*Course Management

Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions


Digital Libraries and Repositories

Digital Rights Management

Evaluation and Assessment

E-content Management and Development

Open Content


Grading Methods  

Knowledge Management

Quality processes at National and International level

Security and Data Protection

Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies  

User-Generated Content

*Curriculum, Research and Development

Acoustics in Education Environment


Counsellor Education

Courses, Tutorials and Labs

Curriculum Design


*Educational Foundations

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Geographical Education

Health Education

Home Education

Rural Education

Science Education

Secondary Education

Second life Educators

Social Studies Education

Special Education

*Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment

Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring

e-Testing and new Test Theories

Supervising and Managing Student Projects

Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning

Educating the Educators

Immersive Learning

Blended Learning

Computer-Aided Assessment

Metrics and Performance Measurement

Assessment Software Tools

Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

*Global Issues In Education and Research

Education, Research and Globalization

Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, …)

Women and Minorities in Science and Technology

Indigenous and Diversity Issues

Government Policy issues

Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects

Digital Divide

Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet

Ethical issues in Education

Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism


Teacher Education

Cross-disciplinary areas of Education

Educational Psychology

Education practice trends and issues

Indigenous Education

Kinesiology and Leisure Science


Life-long Learning Education

Mathematics Education

Physical Education (PE)

Reading Education

Religion and Education Studies

*Research Management

Research Methodologies

Academic Research Projects

Joint-research programmes

Research on Technology in Education

Research Centres

Links between Education and Research

New Challenges in Education

ECTS experiences

The Bologna Process and its implementation

Joint-Degree Programmes

Erasmus and Exchange experiences in universities

Students and Teaching staff Exchange programmes

*Ubiquitous Learning

Accessibility to Disabled Users

Animation, 3D, and Web 3D Applications

Context Dependent Learning

Distance Education



Educational Technology

Educational Games and Software

Human Computer Interaction

ICT Education

Internet technologies

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Mobile Applications and Learning (M-learning)

Multi-Virtual Environment

Standards and Interoperability

Technology Enhanced Learning

Technology Support for Pervasive Learning

*Ubiquitous Computing

Videos for Learning and Educational Multimedia  

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)

Web 2.0, Social Networking, Blogs and Wikis

Wireless Applications

*Research In Progress

Important dates

Research Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Submission Deadline   

March 10, 2014

Notification of Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Acceptance Date      

March 25, 2014

Final Paper Submission Deadline for Conference Proceedings Publication

April 30, 2014

Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline

March 20, 2014

Notification of Workshop Proposal Acceptance/Rejection

March 30, 2014

Poster/Demo Proposal Submission

March 20, 2014

Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance

March 30, 2014

Participant(s) Registration (Open)

December 01, 2013 to June 15, 2014 

Early Bird Registration (Authors and Participants)

January 30 to April 15, 2014

Late Bird Registration (Authors only)

April 16 to May 18, 2014

Conference Dates

June 16-19, 2014

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Education System


Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Capitalist Markets in Higher Education: Utopias or Possibilities

Date – Wednesday, 16 April 2014: 14.00-16.00

Venue – University of Bath, Bath, UK

Network – South West Regional Network


Speaker: Professor Simon Marginson, Institute of Education

For more than two decades, governments around the world, led by the English-speaking polities, have moved higher education systems closer to the forms of textbook economic markets. Reforms include corporatisation, competitive funding, student charges, output formats and performance reporting. But, no country has established a bona fide economic market in the first-degree education of domestic students. No research university is driven by shareholders, profit, market share, allocative efficiency or the commodity form. There is commercial tuition only in parts of vocational training and international education. At the most, there are regulated quasi-markets, as in post-Browne UK. This differs from the experience of privatisation and commercialisation of transport, communications broadcasting and health insurance in many nations. The article argues that bona fide market reform in higher education is constrained by intrinsic limits specific to the sector (public goods, status competition), and political factors associated with those limits. This suggests that market reform is utopian, and the abstract ideal is sustained for exogenous policy reasons (e.g. fiscal reduction, state control, ordering of contents). But, if capitalist markets are clearly unachievable, a more authentic modernisation agenda is needed.


Simon worked as a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne in Australia prior to starting at the Institute of Education in October 2013. His research and scholarship draw broadly on the social sciences and political philosophy, and are focused primarily on higher education policy, systems and institutions. Most of his projects are in comparative and international higher education. In the last decade he has conducted extended inquiries into higher education and globalization, and higher education and research in East Asia. His current research includes a comparative project on the role of higher education in constructing public good, which examines the intersection between on one hand state traditions and political cultures, on the other hand educational practices. In 2014 Simon will deliver the biannual Clark Kerr lectures on higher education in the University of California system. He is Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Higher Education.

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Kirsten Forkert, Birmingham City University

Tuesday February 25th @ University of Essex
3-5PM, Room LTB B

Kirsten Forkert will talk about her recently published book, Artistic Lives (Ashgate 2013), which is based on interview material with artists and arts professionals in London and Berlin, together with ethnographic descriptions and analyses of social and urban policy. The book examines how artists support themselves within rapidly changing urban environments – and how they contend with the effects of property bubbles, precarious employment, uncertain funding and policies that position cultural workers at the centre of economic development with little concern for they actually make ends meet. The book examines the myth that artists can create something from nothing, and engages with debates surrounding Post-Fordism, gentrification and the nature of authorship, to raise challenging questions about the function of culture and the role of artists within contemporary capitalism.

Kirsten will discuss her motivations for starting the project, share the main findings of the research (which was carried out during the first phase of the recession) and reflect on the implications in the present context.

Kirsten Forkert is a researcher and activist, and lecturer in media theory at Birmingham City University. Prior to working at BCU, she taught at a number of institutions during and after completing her PhD in the department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths. Her work is based within cultural studies, but draws on other disciplines, including sociology, urban studies and critical theory. It has been published in CITY, Third Text and various edited collections, as well as in Mute and Variant. Prior to academia, she worked in media art, new media and community media in Canada and the US, as a freelance practitioner. She is now developing new research on the cultural politics of austerity, and is involved in a collaborative, ESRC funded project mapping the controversies around Home Office campaigns.

Sponsored by the Centre for Work, Organization, and Society

This seminar is part of an ongoing workshop series on artist collectives.

Further events this spring will include the Nanopolitics group (March 5th), Max Haiven from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (March 19th), Jeremy Gilbert from the University of East London (April 29th), and others.

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