AIEC 2012 – Melbourne

Dates: 2-5 October 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre


AIEC 2012 Program Book (7.8MB)

AIEC 2012 Review


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Tuesday 2 October – Plenary 3

Welcome Plenary

  • The Hon Louise Asher MP, Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business and the Minister for Tourism and Major Events
  • Mr Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM, CEO and Founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Wednesday 3 October – Plenary 3

Opening Plenary

Global collaboration in education, training & research: The view from Korea

  • Prof Yeonseob Ha, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Prof Chung-Sok Suh, Korea Research Institute, UNSW
  • Prof Kent Anderson, University of Adelaide

The politics of international education: A UK perspective

  • Prof Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor University of Exeter& immediate past president of Universities UK

Brazil in focus

Global collaboration in education, training & research: The view from India

  • Prof Jandhyala Tilak, National University of Educational Planning and Administration New Delhi, India
  • Prof Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne
  • Mr Pawan Agarwal, Ministry of Planning, India
  • Prof David Lowe, Deakin University

Wednesday 3 October – Room 212

Australia-UK Collaboration: The Monash-Warwick alliance

Positioning Australia: Skills needs in the Asian Century

All in together: Building a global practicum

What will ‘Internationalisation of the Curriculum’ mean for universities in the Asian Century?

Wednesday 3 October – Room 213

Colloquium: New motivations and models for transnational education

Dr Dale Anderson, JCU Singapore

  • A/Prof Chris Ziguras, RMIT University, Melbourne & Vietnam
  • Dr Christopher Hill, University of Nottingham, Malaysia

Good practice in Australian collaborations with Asia: ELICOS

Never a dull moment in Danang

Shared interests lead to long term bilateral relationships

Good practice in Australian collaborations with Asia: VET

25 Years in China

Ensuring Quality in Transnational Education: The Victorian TAFE Experience in China

Transational Education and its Impact Upon Local development: A case study of the UK-Malaysia relationship

Transnational Education in Malaysia: New Models and Opportunities

Wednesday 3 October – Room 219

Good practice in Australian collaborations with Asia: Schools

Building multi-lateral partnerships for innovation in schooling

  • Mr Graeme Oliver, Australian Science and Mathematics School

Whole of School Engagement with Asia

Internationalising education through an effective incountry study program

Preparing for SVP & TPS - Considering the operational impacts of streamlined visa processing and the tuition protection scheme: A Swinburne case study

Streamlined visa processing (SVP) implementation: Challenges, approaches and lessons learnt

Wednesday 3 October – Room 220

The globalisation of internationalisation: Priorities for the future

How employers value international study among new hires: Results from the second QS Global Employer Survey

The Newcastle Model: Using leadership programs to engage with students

From study to work: The experience of Australian international graduates transitioning into the Australian labour market

Keeping safe in cyberspace: Considerations for the online safety of theInternational Student

  • Ms Susan McLean, Cybersafety Solutions

Wednesday 3 October – Room 217

Canada’s successful approach in collaborative research, scholarships and student mobility

Revamping international education: The New Zealand approach

Working with educators towards curriculum internationalisation for allstudents

Taking a deeper dive.... the overseas learning resource

The contribution and benefits of international students to the broadercommunity

Wednesday 3 October – Room 218

VET as a component of the Asean economic community: Opportunities, challenges and success factors in Indonesia

The Ubuntu approach to teaching international students in VET

In country experientiallearning to interculturalunderstanding

Expanding horizons in Asia

Dr Phil Lambert, NSW Department of Education and Communities

Wednesday 3 October – Plenary 3

The launch of the 2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Rankings: Live cross from London

  • Mr Phil Baty, Times Higher Education, UK

Hot topics in international education: Global update

Lead from the back: Lessons for the next six-year cycle

  • Mr Rob Lawrence, Prospect Research and Marketing

Global collaboration in education, training & research: The view from Hong Kong

Global collaboration in education, training & research: The view from China

  • Prof Li Xiangkun, Hubei University, PRC
  • Prof Liu Jianfeng, National Institute of Science, PRC
  • Mr Yu Xiaonan, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, PRC
  • Ms Fiona Docherty, University of New South Wales (Discussant)

Thursday 4 October – Room 212

Singapore in focus

Transnational education: New opportunities in Hong Kong

Guiding principles to protect the human rights of international students living in Australia

  • Dr Helen Szoke, Race Discrimination Commissioner
  • Mr Aleem Nizari, Council of international Students Australia
  • Prof Dean Forbes, Flinders University
  • Private VET Speaker, TBA

Do higher education institutions have global responsibilities?

The 2012 International Student Survey: Australia’s international students tell us how we stack up

  • Ms Ainslie Moore, Universities Australia
  • Mr Kevin Brett, i-graduate
  • Mr Steven Nerlich, AEI
  • Ms Ingeborg Loon, ACPET
  • Ms Sue Blundell, English Australia
  • Mr Peter Holden, TAFE Directors Australia
  • Ms Elizabeth Webber, Australian Government Schools International

Thursday 4 October – Room 213

Australian Scholarships - beyond The Colombo Plan

  • The Hon Bruce Baird AM, Australia Awards Board & International Education Advisory Council Member
  • Mr Peter Macfarlane, Australia Awards Secretariat
  • Mr Jason Coutts, Dept of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
  • Ms Emily Serong, AusAID - Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Australia Award recipient
  • Endeavour Alumni
  • Australian Award recipient
  • AusAID Development Award Holder

Critical success factors in transcultural and transnational teaching at home and abroad

Middle East in focus

Indonesia in focus

White knight or the devil in disguise? The role of the private sector in higher education in developing countries

Comparative analysis of traditional education hubs: One size fits all?

Thursday 4 October – Room 219

Say it in Six: Social media

Getting the Message: Education recruitment in a social media environment

The Voice of a New Generation: Vlogging [Presentation]

A Roadmap to Establishing a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Using social media tools to facilitate learning experiences for international students

My Life @ La Trobe – sharing what students love about being a La Trobian! – [Presentation]

Say it in Six: Student experience

Experiencing a Rural Australian International Education in the Asian Century – [Presentation]

The value of international students to cultural diversity in regional Australia – [Presentation] [Full Paper]

An Australian Experience for Global Students [Presentation]

Multi-Faith Facilities Why, What & How – [Presentation]

Say it in Six: Research

What does it like to be in a mixed gender environment? A phenomenological study for the transitioning experience of Saudi international student in Australia

South-East Asian International students preparing for a Business study in Australia [Presentation]

Five emerging Global study destinations in Asia

Online teaching: are we alienating our Asian students? A case study

Say it in Six: Partnerships

Singapore’s Global Schoolhouse Strategy: The First Ten Years [Presentation]

Reimaging the Tropics: A Case Study of a University Engaging in Asia [Presentation][Full Paper - Peer Reviewed]

Total Engagement: The new approach to Sustainable Institutional Partnerships in China [Presentation]

From Europe to Asia: A model for faculty engagement through successful short-term study tours [Presentation][Full Paper - Peer Reviewed]

Objectives and Approaches to Partnering with Asian Higher Education: A Strategic Plan

Taken to the Cleaners: Employment experiences of international students cleaning Melbourne’s shopping centres. A joint report from United Voice and Victorian TAFE International [Presentation]

To internationalise the curriculum do we need to internationalise our staff?

  • Dr Shanton Chang, University of Melbourne
  • Mr Jos Beelen, University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof Emerita Elspeth Jones, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Dr Craig Whitsed, Murdoch University

Have tactics towards competitive advantage tainted international education?

Thursday 4 October – Room 220

Good practice in Australian collaborations with Asia: Higher education

Timor Leste: Capacity building Baucau, Timor Leste - New narratives

Collaborations for environmentally sustainable solutions

Prof Veena Sahajwalla, University of NSW

Study in the USA: American universities in the global market

The American threat in the Asian Century

IEAA Awards: Presentations by winners of best practice / innovation in international education category

From West to East: The challenges, opportunities and strategies to increase the flow of student mobility to Asia

Strategies for inclusion instudent mobility: Distance education, regional and low SES students

There’s no place like home: Challenging restrictions on students going “home” for a study abroad experience

  • Ms Kate Jennings, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Ms Christine Berry, University of Auckland, NZ
  • Ms Kate Smart, University of Sydney
  • A/Prof Anne Pakir, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Improving support for the exchange of research students and staff: Perspectives from Europe and Australia

Designing for learning through international experience: Possibilities and pitfalls

Thursday 4 October – Room 217

Asia Pacific trilateral engagement

Bridge to Understanding

A transnational education opportunity for schools: Delivery of year 12 in China

Australia’s Asia literacy in the Asian Century

  • Ms Kirrilee Hughes, Australian National University

Parents understanding Asia literacy

Thursday 4 October – Room 218

Dialogue on transnational education: Diversification and a whole-of-business approach

Keeping London number one: The London universities international partnership

AEI Research: A focus on Asia and the enhancement of international student experience

Thursday 4 October – Plenary 3

Plenary session and Q&A with International Education Advisory Council Chair Michael Chaney AO

  • Mr Michael Chaney AO, Chair, International Education Advisory Council
  • Ms Sue Blundell, English Australia
  • Mr David Riordin, TAFE Directors Australia
  • Mr Aleem Nizari, Council of International Students Australia (CISA) University Representative, TBA

The internationalization of education in Asia: A regional conversation

  • Prof Gordon Cheung, President APAIE & Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Prof Jandhyala Tilak, National University of Educational Planning and Administration New Delhi, India
  • Prof Yeonseob Ha, Yonsei University Korea
  • Prof Li Xiangkun, Hubei University, PR China

Internationalisation of education in North and South East Asia: Implications for Australia

The Global Student Mobility Charter and the EAIE/IEAA Delphi Study on leadership in international education

Wrap up of the Conference: Ms Helen Cook, Vice-President IEAA

Closing Plenary Speaker: Sebastian Terry: 100 Things

Friday 5 October – Room 212

Chile in focus

Damocles Sword?: Standards in international education

Cutting through the information overload: How international students choose a study destination

International Students in the Digital Age: Do you know where your students go to for information? [Full Paper - Peer Reviewed]

Friday 5 October – Room 213

Education as an export for Australia: More valuable than gold, but for how long?

The triple international marketing face off: Asia, Australia and the US

Offshore VET delivery: A growth area

Friday 5 October – Room 219

Bridging gaps, breaking down barriers and building skills: Community engagement, volunteering and international students

The Chinese half-million: Australia’s future within the international education sector [Full Paper - Peer Reviewed]

Engaging with Chinese students to improve services

Navigating the waters of a new academic culture: Chinese university studentscoping with the challenges of academic writing in Australia

Strategic framework for international education engagement – India

Developing capacity for doctoral research supervision and training amongst universities in the Iraqi Kurdistan region

Friday 5 October – Room 220

Exploring findings from the Learning Without Borders Project: developing and supporting transnational academic leaders to enable TNE teaching excellence and internationalization of the curriculum

The global higher education sector in 2020: Opportunities for international engagement

  • Ms Anna Esaki-Smith, British Council. Hong Kong
  • Ms Zainab Malik, British Council, Hong Kong

Strategies to support international education: Opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between Japan and Australia

Student living environments: What matters most?

  • Ms Allison Doorbar, EduWorld Pty Ltd

Housing and international student experience in Australia

Friday 5 October – Room 217

The performance of English as‘classroom tennis’: IELTS scores, bilingualinternational students and Anglophone teacher education

Degrees of Proficiency: Building a strategic approach to university students' English language assessment and development

Awareness, strategies and outcomes: Enriching learning and teaching in ourinternational classrooms

Making an impact by design: How to manage change effectively in an educational assessment context

Embedding language across the curriculum: a continuum of developmentsupport

2012 Research Agenda Australian Universities International DirectorsForum

Friday 5 October – Room 218

The future of education agent management

International student recruitment in Asia: Is a one size fits all approach to international student admissions damaging your school’s outcomes?

Understanding the global impact of our international student graduates – what we know, what we don’t and what we need to know