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EduCity Educators Conference 2019


Theme: Support in Education


Date: 6 September 2019 (Friday)


Venue: Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), Iskandar Puteri, Johor


Time: 9.00am - 5.15pm


We are delighted to announce that the EduCity Educators Conference 2019 will be held at the Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), on 6 September 2019.

This is the second year of running for EduCity Educators Conference. The inaugural event was held in 2018.
 

The theme for EduCity Educators Conference 2019 is “Support in Education”. This theme encompasses:

Support for Students: pastoral support, supporting development of study/academic skills, supporting development of employability skills.

Support for Staff: in training, development and research, psychological support.
 

This all-day event will draw expert contributors from across the higher education sector and will be presented as a series of keynote speeches, hands-on workshops and oral presentations, allowing you to gain valuable hints and tips to enhance your own teaching and learning delivery, education research and to provide opportunities for networking.




 

We are honoured to have Yang Berusaha Dr. Zubaidah Binti Aman, Director of the Private Higher Education Governance Division, Ministry of Education to deliver the keynote speech. Her resume is hereHer presentation slides are here.




 











History of updates:
 

5 September 2019: the schedule and abstract for oral presentation and lightning talk are now available here

30 August 2019: All delegates will receive an E-certificate for attendance and/or contribution which will be issued via email after the conference. 

28 August 2019: We are honoured to have Yang Berusaha Dr. Zubaidah Binti Aman, Director of the Private Higher Education Governance Division, Ministry of Education to deliver the keynote speech.

28 August 2019: Workshops will be held in parallel. Registered delegates can now sign-up for workshop attendance at https://forms.gle/GBkvbkEqw9ZZ6W2n8

28 August 2019: Registration is now closed. Thank you for registering to attend EEC19.

6 August 2019: The workshop titles are updated.

1 July 2019: The abstract of the plenary session is here.

1 July 2019: Conference Workshop is closed for submission. The accepted workshop titles and facilitators are shown here.

20 June 2019: Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Saleh Jaafar, Deputy Director General of Higher Education will deliver the Keynote Speech.

20 June 2019: For non-EduCity participants, please send proof of payment to: conference@educityeducators.com.

20 June 2019: The submission deadline for standard oral presentation/lightning talk is now extended to 31 July 2019.

7 June 2019: The title of the Plenary Session is 'Cultivating Well-being in Higher Education'.

7 June 2019: The submission deadline for workshop is now 28 June 2019.

7 June 2019: The Committee members are updated with photos! 

24 April 2019: Welcome to EEC19 homepage! We are ready to accept registration and abstract submissions.













The Committee

Please refer to Contacts and related links for various enquiries.

 

EEC19 Organising Committee
 

(NUMed lead)

Pam Knight

Senior Lecturer (Biomedical Science)

NUMed
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(UoRM lead)

Rachel Pye

Associate Professor (Head of Psychology)

UoRM
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(UoSM lead)

Shiao Lin Beh

Lecturer (Engineering Foundation Year)

UoSM 
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Kate Fletcher

Head of Pharmacy

UoRM
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Suganthi Arputhasamy

Student Office Manager

UoSM
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Bhavani Veasuvalingam

Medical Education

NUMed
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Clare Guilding

Dean of Academic Affairs

NUMed
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Norasikin Repan

Library Assistant 
Library and Information
Service Management

NUMed
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Mogamalar Ramasamy

Administrator Assistant
Student Office

NUMed
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Steffi Tan

Lecturer
(English Language)

NUMed
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Raja Yasmin Raja Zaini

Vice President
(Marketing)

EduCity
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Maisarah Rosli

Student Support Coordinator

NUMed
 


 

EEC19 Abstract Review Committee

(Abstract Committee Lead)

Bhavani Veasuvalingam

Medical Education

NUMed


 

Shiao Lin Beh

Lecturer (Engineering
Foundation Year)

UoSM
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Shahlilawati Wahid

Lecturer
(English Language)

UoSM
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Ratnadeep Saha

Senior Lecturer
(Physiology)

NUMed
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Steffi Tan

Lecturer
(English Language)

NUMed
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Mandy Mok

Lecturer
(Entrepreneurship)

UoRM
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Sini George

Lecturer
(Pharmacy)

UoRM
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EEC19 Volunteers

 

 Asha Alex  UoSM staff
 Norayunita Othman  UoSM staff
 Aiman Hadi Sharizal  UoSM student
 Andrew Ling Xian Hann  UoSM student
 Carol Lau  UoRM student
 Divesvar Yogesparan  UoSM student
 Ho Cheng Yu  UoRM student
 Hrikeshraj Nadaraj  UoSM student
 Jamil Goh  UoRM student
 Kwan Yi Xin  NUMed student
 Lian Chao Hooi  UoSM student
 Muhammad Aiman Hafiz Marakar  UoSM student
 Neo Wei En  NUMed student
 Niekkie Wong Yee Nee  UoRM student
 Oh Bi Han  NUMed student
 Teo Hao Wen  UoSM student
 Teoh Yong Xuan  NUMed student













EEC19 Program: Friday 6 Sep 2019

Theme: Support in Education

TIME SESSION VENUE(S)
09.00-09.30
Registration and tea/coffee/snacks
 
NUMed: registration area
09.30-10.15
Welcome: Prof. Chris Baldwin, CEO and Provost, NUMed

Keynote Speech:
Yang Berusaha Dr. Zubaidah Binti Aman
 Director of the Private Higher Education Governance Division, Ministry of Education

Title: Providing Quality Education through Private Higher Learning Institutions


Introduction to sessions (MC: Dr. Rachel Pye, UoRM)

 
NUMed:
Jordan Lecture Theatre
10.15-11.15
Workshop session 1: three parallel sessions (schedule)
 
NUMed:
various venues
11.15-11.40 Tea/coffee break and networking NUMed:
outside Lecture Theatres
11.40-12.30
Plenary session 1: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saiful Bahri Yusoff, Medical Education Department, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan

Title: Cultivating Well-being in Higher Education (abstract)
 
NUMed:
Jordan Lecture Theatre
12.30-14.00 Lunch and networking NUMed: Garden cafe area and Central Garden
14.00-15.00
Short oral presentations by delegates: four parallel sessions
(schedule and abstract)

 
NUMed:
various venues
15.00-15.15 Tea/coffee break and networking NUMed:
outside Lecture Theatres
15.15-16.15
Workshop session 2: four parallel sessions (schedule)
 
NUMed:
various venues
16.15-17.00
Plenary session 2: Professor Dr. Sakina Sofia Baharom, Director of Operations, EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd

(Title: Holistic Student Support as a means for Student Experience)

Chair: Dr. Rachel Pye, UoRM

 
NUMed:
Jordan Lecture Theatre
17.00-17.15
Closing speech: En. Wan Ahmad Saifuddin Wan Ahmad Radzi, Managing Director, EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Closing speech: EEC19 Organising Committee

 
NUMed:
Jordan Lecture Theatre
17.15+
Close, High Tea and informal networking session

(All delegates are cordially invited to a High Tea and networking session at EduCity Sports Complex Foyer, kindly hosted by EduCity)

 
EduCity Sports Complex Foyer
 



 










ABSTRACT of plenary session: Cultivating Well-being in Higher Education

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saiful Bahri Yusoff


Generally, intellectual, emotional, psychological, mental, physical, spiritual, professional, and community are the seven facets of wellbeing that have been recognized in the literature. Evidence have shown wellbeing in higher education context are affected by time in the context of balance in life, the cultural context, the opportunity to actualise individual’s potential, and the ability to harness individual’s strength particularly in times of adversity. In addition, four faces of wellbeing in higher education have been identified that are psychological, social connectedness, environment and physical. It is worth noting that the wellbeing in higher education is vital to ensure the quality of education as espoused by the 4th sustainability development goal by the United Nation. This plenary talk presents an evidence-based thought provoking insight on cultivating wellbeing in higher education context with the view to enhance wellbeing factors and ensuring educational prosperity.













Call for Abstract and Submission Deadlines



Please email abstract@educityeducators.com for abstracts (workshop, standard oral presentation and lightning talk) submission and other related enquiries.

Please email conference@educityeducators.com for general enquiries. 


 


Submission deadlines


Conference workshop: 28 June 2019

Standard oral presentation/Lightning talk: 31 July 2019

Notification of acceptance: by 15 August 2019



 












Workshops Schedule
 

Workshops will be held in parallel. Please register at https://forms.gle/GBkvbkEqw9ZZ6W2n8.

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10.15am - 11.15am
Workshop session 1

 
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W1 Achieving Creativity and Innovation in Teaching and Learning Dr. Mandy Mok Kim Man (UoRM) Sir George Smart Building: F2.4/2.5 Objective: At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to apply the concept of creativity and innovation in education to enhance the teaching and learning process.

Academicians have done research on creativity and innovation in education to enhance the teaching and learning process. Overall, the findings have shown that creativity and innovation in teaching and learning play important roles to enhance learning outcomes, improve delegates’ critical thinking skills and their problem-solving skills. This workshop’s objective is to trigger creativity and innovation in the teaching and learning process through classroom’s activities, in addition to highlighting the importance of implementation of creativity and innovation in the classroom. This workshop starts with a brief introduction to creative and innovative in teaching and learning and follows by scaffolding, mind mapping and boosting innovative thinking activities. At the end of the workshop, there will be a discussion and reflection session. The workshop will start with an introduction to creative and innovative in teaching and learning. Firstly, for scaffolding, a YouTube song ‘The old lady who swallowed a fly’ will be played and delegates will need to complete the follows activities. Secondly, for mind mapping activity, delegates will be asked to think creatively and imagine the connection of words to come out with their mind maps. Thirdly, for innovation activity, delegates need to provide more than 100 uses for paperclips and lastly more than 1 answer activity will be conducted also. The session concludes with discussion and summary. The best group will be rewarded a secret gift to encourage their participation in the future classroom activities. The session concludes with discussion and summary
W2 Self-directed Learning - should we stop, change, or continue current practices? Dr. Anusia Sivaratnam (NUMed)
Poongothai Shanmugaraja (NUMed)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Subramaniyam Vasanthapriya (NUMed)
Dr. Anjana Shakya ( NUMed)
Sir George Smart Building: F2.2/2.3 Objective: Define & discuss Self-directed Learning (SDL) in an educational context and to provide participants with a clearer educational direction and supportive structure to execute SDL.

Self-Directed Learning is the ability to plan & learn on one’s own and is an important theoretical construct in andragogy. It is built on a set of assumptions that adults are independent and are motivated by internal drives thereby having the ability to learn on their own (Knowles 1977). Educators encourage SDL with an aim to cultivate independent learners, who are assumed to be perpetually learning throughout their careers (Greveson and Spencer 2005). A study was done where a focus group discussion was carried out to try and understand 3rd year NUMed student’s perception of SDL in a clinical setting. It was found that self-discovery is lacking in many rote type education systems of which many of these students came from. SDL in this context is heavily influenced by theories of adult learning i.e. andragogy. Incorporation of SDL in their clinical curriculum is often viewed differently. There are many challenges for successful integration of the SDL in their clinical learning. The primary aim of this workshop will be to brainstorm on SDL with fellow colleagues from other universities. We will also convey our views on how SDL can be successfully integrated and implemented among students. This sharing of ideas will help us come to a consensus on how we can help to support our students in SDL so as to reap its benefits.
W3 Application of THE DEAL Model in Higher Education Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saiful Bahri Yusoff (USM Health Campus) Iskandar Demonstration Theatre
Did you know at least one-third of university students (aged 19-24) experience significant stress, burnout and depression, while more than half experience significant anxiety? The mental health among university students is a real issue locally and globally. In fact, nowadays university students experience more stress, more anxiety and more depression than a decade ago! The sources of stress are due to various psychological pressures from their surroundings. Even worse, university students with the mental health disorders are reluctant to seek for help due to lack of time, lack of confidentiality, stigma associated with the mental health issues, sometime very costly to the students, fear of documentation on academic progress and record, and fear of unwanted intervention. Therefore, it is very important to improve the resilience of learners through a non-stigmatized, non-threatening, evidence-based and self-guided approach! The primary reason for developing the DEAL model was to promote development of resilience and minimize unwanted consequences of psychological distress caused by various adversities. The main advantages of the DEAL-based practice are simple, easily adapted, required non-expert ability and not costly. Resilience is the ability of individuals to positively adjust and cope with adversity, thus becoming an essential quality to buffer the impacts of psychological distress. Throughout this brief workshop, participants will acquire greater insight about applications of the DEAL model in higher education, hence participants will appreciate the DEAL model is a tool to increase the ability of learners to handle adversities through self-awareness, experience, and conscious effort that allows problems to be handled in effective ways. Participants can even practice it to improve their resilience too!
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3.15pm - 4.15pm
Workshop session 2

 
W4 Bouncing Back-a workshop to understand and develop resilience in students and staff Ms. Kisha Rao (UoRM)
Dr. Nusrat Khan (NUMed)
Dr. Al Amaladoss (NUMed)
Sir George Smart Building: F2.4/2.5 Objective: To understand why developing resilience is an important issue for all undergraduates and foundation students

This workshop aims to explore why resilience is relevant for both students and staff. It will include a discussion about why resilience matters, and will give participants the opportunity to share their experiences of dealing with students in distress. There will also be time to brainstorm ideas for developing faculty and student resilience.

 
W5 Development of a holistic support framework for university students based on their perceived needs by the academics Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sarah Nufable (NUMed)
Dr. Anna Liza Casil-Cruz (NUMed)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jhoram Nufable (NUMed)
Dr. Vivian Verbo (NUMed)
Sir George Smart Building: F2.2/2.3 Objective: To develop a holistic support framework appropriate for university students & to describe various aspects by which we can support university students

Mentoring is a dynamic relationship existing between a senior, seasoned member of an organization and a relatively new, inexperienced person trying to fit in the same organization. It is dynamic because it keeps on changing based on the developmental needs of the mentee. Mentoring is crucial in creating a successful career in various fields including medicine. There have been various studies focusing on mentoring in the workplace but nil on university level between academic staff and students. However, it has been said that an effective mentor must be with the right chemistry with his mentee. What makes the chemistry ‘right’ is for us to find out.

 
W6 Focus Group Discussion: Tool supporting Pedagogical Research Dr. V. Bhavani (NUMed) CPD Room 2 Objective: promote the importance of focus group discussion (FGD) as a qualitative data collection method in supporting pedagogical research.

This workshop is planned to introduce FGD to participants and outline the planning, facilitating and closing of FGD with introductory briefing on the importance of focus group session as a qualitative data collection method. The significance of its importance in contributing to pedagogical research will also be discussed. This will be followed by a small group work on how to plan and conduct FGD with using prepared materials. The participants will engage in the planning and conducting the general briefing and introductory part of focus group discussion. Finally, using some case scenarios, the group will take turn o become the facilitator, observer and note taker for the scenario provided. Participants will engage and run a mock FGD within their small group to obtain experience in running focus group session. The workshop ends with reflection from the group on their experience gained.  The significance of the session to their respective institution will also be shared among the participants.

 
W7 Supporting development of student employability skills on branch campuses Dr. Roshan Mascarenhas (NUMed)
Dr. Pamela Knight (NUMed)
Dr. Julie Platt (NUMed)
Dr. Imam Shaik (Taylor's University)
Dr. Cheryl Chan Wai Sei (EduCity)
Ms. Suganthi Arputhasamy (UoSM)
Iskandar Demonstration Theatre Objective: Develop understanding of improving employability support structures on branch campuses

Student Employability has been the integral part of education and the key indicator of University ranking. This includes developing generic skills to imparting knowledge about future challenges to prepare students to fit to the needs of the job market/society. Therefore, preparing employable graduates is the responsibility of the institution alongside other stakeholders such as employers, students etc. Most of the personal and professional attributes are embedded in the educational institutions but how far these are implemented on International branch campuses? Because of cultural differences, local job market, feasibility of having a dedicated career support team, branch campuses often face greater challenges and depend on career support teams in the main campus. But the success of translating support from main campus depends on the communication between two campuses and successful implementation. Therefore, it is important to understand the employability support structure in branch campuses to produce graduates with similar attributes.

Previous studies have shown that there is a need to strengthen employability support in branch campus and this workshop is aimed at identifying current practices and suggesting ways to improve current support structure in your own institution. Through this workshop, participants will further identify the main difficulties in implementing employability support in branch campus and propose a more inclusive plan. Hence, these discussions will help to further investigate the possibilities of cross campus exchange in extending career support on common themes. Finally, by being aware of employability support structure on branch campuses, participants can be resourceful in delivering career support around their expertise.














Standard Oral Presentation and Lightning Talk Schedule


 

Standard Oral presentations (preliminary work or conceptual papers) are 10 minutes presentation followed by 3 minutes for Q & A.

Note that all standard oral presentation sessions will be grouped into appropriate themes and run as parallel sessions.


Short informative and informal 5-minute oral presentations designed to share research innovations or progress, ideas, concepts, successful program innovations, best practices, or anything that might be of interest to the group.

                              
The schedule is below; abstracts are here.


 

Time

Baylis LT

Time

Iskandar Demo LT

Time

Jordan LT

Time

Smart Room 2.2 / 2.3

2.00-2.10

O1: The 60:40 Policy in Achieving Science, Technology and Innovation in Malaysia.

Dr. Mandy Mok, UoRM

2.00-2.10

O4: Identification, Disclosure and Education Support of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Victims.

Dr. Hassan Karali (NUMed)

2.00-2.10

O6:  Interdisciplinary teaching to mental health nurses to improve knowledge and confidence of identification and management of sepsis.

Dr. Anna Kane (NUMed)

2.00-2.10

O9:  Understanding Student’s engagement during dedicated Self-directed learning sessions in primary care.

Dr. Anusia Sivaratnam (NUMed)

2.10-2.15

Q and A

2.10-2.15

Q and A

2.10-2.15

Q and A

2.10-2.15

Q and A

2.15-2.25

O3: Reverse teaching - a strategy for undergraduate medical education in pathology.

Dr. Hari Kumar (Monash University Malaysia)

2.15-2.25

O7:  A Transnational Exploration of Technology Use in Higher Educational Teaching and Learning: An Explorative Study across Newcastle University Campuses.

Dr. V. Bhavani (NUMed)

2.15-2.25

O8:   Stage 3 Medical Students Debriefing Session following Home Visit – Is it meaningful to the learners?

Ms. Poongothai Shanmugaraja (NUMed)

2.15-2.25

O10:  Integrating an imaging session in women’s health curriculum as an improvement in undergraduate medical education.

Dr. Alice Kurien (NUMed)                                         

2.25-2.30

Q and A

2.25-2.30

Q and A

2.25-2.30

L13: Factors influencing student’s decision to raise doubts in a clinical teaching session- A qualitative study

Dr. Vasanthapriya S (NUMed)

2.25-2.30

Q and A

2.30-2.40

O2: Human Resource Requirements from a University Perspective: Achieving the Optimum Teacher-Student Ratio

Dr. Mandy Mok, UoRM

2.30-2.35

L3: Can we better support science students in their Ethics learning? A brief view of some of the challenges

Dr. Pamela Knight (NUMed).                                                            

2.30-2.35

Q and A (O8, L13)

2.30-2.35

L14: Is the current medical education adequate to meet the needs of future patients?

Dr. Aru Ramalingam (NUMed)

2.40-2.45

L2:  Spiral Curriculum: Should modules be developed by students or lecturers? An empirical study of students from ESSEC Business School.

Dr. Mandy Mok, UoRM            

2.35-2.40

L4:  Introducing semi-flipped classroom in stage 2 biomedical sciences course

Dr. Moe KyawThu (NUMed)

2.35-2.40

L8: Using complete anatomy application (3D APP), as an alternative method in teaching musculoskeletal system lecture.

Dr Carlo Adrillana (NUMed)

2.35-2.40

L5: Use of stockings and gloves in simplifying the cutaneous innervation of the brachial plexus.

Dr. Anna Lisa Casil-Cruz (NUMed)

2.45-2.50

Q and A (02, L2)

2.40-2.45

L6: Supporting Collaborative Learning with PeerWise: A proposal for NUMed Biomedical Sciences Degree Programme students.

Dr. James Woon (NUMed)

2.40-2.45

L10: Blending Anatomy Laboratory Teaching with Online Tutorial for Year 1 and 2 Medical Students: An exploratory study.

Dr Dante Fernandez (NUMed)

2.40-2.45

L7:  Interactive way to teaching musculoskeletal anatomy using coloured adhesive tapes and human body skeleton.

Dr. Ronnie Mayo (NUMed)

2.50-2.55

L1: Rethinking Instructional Strategy for Written Assessment

Ms. Steffi Tan (NUMed)

2.45-2.50

L9:  Barriers and Strategies: Supporting a successful 2 + 1 Biomedical Sciences Programme

Dr. Madihah Rushaidhi (NUMed)

2.45-2.50

L12 (formerly O5): Patient's perspectives and cultural influence in refusal of modern intervention for cancer in Malaysia: The way forward for better patient outcome

Dr. Fadzilah Hasan (NUMed)

2.45-2.50

L11: Is Simulation the Answer for Decreased Surgery Training Time?

Dr. Antonio Villarivera (NUMed)

2.55pm

Q and A (L1)

2.50pm

Q and A (L3,L4,L6,L9)

2.50pm

Q and A (L8,L10, L12)

2.50pm

Q and A (L5, L7, L11, L14)

3pm

Teabreak

3pm

Teabreak

3pm

Teabreak

3pm

Teabreak



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Registration and payment

       

Registration is now CLOSED. Thank you for registering to attend EEC19.

         

          The conference fee is RM150 for non-EduCity participants; free of charge for EduCity participants.

         
          This includes:

          - Access to all sessions

          - Tea breaks and refreshments

          - Lunch


          Please bring a refillable water bottle to the conference to minimise waste (water-coolers provided).

         
          Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration confirmation will be sent to all successful registrants.


          If you are unable to attend the conference, you may send a delegate from the same institution by providing us the details (name, position and institution) of the delegate.

         
          Payment can be made via internet banking to the following account:

          Bank: HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

          Account name: Numed Malaysia Sdn Bhd

          Account number: 205 234222 101

          Please write "EEC19 registration and your full name/initial" under recipient information.

          Upon payment, please email proof of payment (copy of the payment advice or deposit slip) to: conference@educityeducators.com

 

 














 

EEC18 photos

                                   









 

Co-organisers and partners

 

               
 



 


  

 

Contacts and related links


 

Abstract enquiries/submissions: abstract@educityeducators.com 

General enquiries: conference@educityeducators.com

Proof of payment: conference@educityeducators.com 

Conference registration: https://goo.gl/forms/5jUj5NwPOOeCy2uJ3

Workshop attendance: https://forms.gle/uKV2t12kd4UUjxmg9

2018 conference: http://educityeducators.com/index2018.html