We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the forthcoming colloquium Constructing School Achievement: A Sociocultural Perspective to be held at The Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong), Council Chamber on 7-8 December 2011.
Converging two important lines of inquiry into the causes of academic achievement; the child factor and the sociocultural factor, this colloquium will bring together scholarly work that will shed light on causes of academic achievement in different contexts. Using the popular framework of Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory, this colloquium will put forward culturally relevant context for understanding developmental aspects of children's academic achievement and their implication to classroom practice and education progress.
We are privileged to have world renown experts to present their work at the colloquium and they include Marilyn Fleer, Peter Renshaw and Shane N. Phillipson (Australia), Jennifer Vadeboncoeur (Canada), Jim O? Brien (Scotland), Aleksander Baucal (Belgrade), Gavin Brown and Elizabeth Peterson (New Zealand), Mary McCaslin (Arizona US), Simpson Wong, Janet Draper, Atara Sivan, Sandy Li (Hong Kong) and many others.
Please note that the audience is limited to 65 places and that your early registration is encouraged.
Please note the important dates for your consideration.
Registration opens: 15 September, 2011
Registration closes: 30 November, 2011
Colloquium: 7-8 December, 2011
For further information, including registration fees, please visit our colloquium website at: http://educconf.hkbu.edu.hk/ The registration fees will include two-day refreshments and lunch, colloquium bag and program, and most importantly, the edited book to be published by Routledge and will be delivered to registered participants upon publication in 2012.
Thank you for taking the time to consider our colloquium. Your participation in this colloquium will inform both knowledge and practice that enhances a whole person education and achievement.
Kind regards, Sivanes Phillipson and Kelly Ku
Constructing School Achievement: A Sociocultural Perspective Colloquium
Department of Education Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Hong Kong Baptist University