Symposium (1)

Bridging the Digital Divide to Discover Hidden Talent in Deprived Populations

Brian Ambrose

Creative Director of Multimedia Services, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA

ICIE Conference Brian Ambrose

Experts in the mentorship of deprived students and in the creative use of advanced information technology work together in this session to illustrate opportunities for discovering and developing hidden talents. Young people who lack access to technology are at a severe disadvantage in complex 21st-century socioeconomic environments. The digital divide has been widening and deepening so we need to develop ways to build bridges across it. This session shows how socioeconomic deprivation suppresses the discovery of aspirations and the development of talents required for success in today's world. It also provides examples of remarkable resiliency and impressive talent ripe for development. Examples of bridge building across the digital divide include some recommendations for enabling deprived students to develop expertise with increasingly powerful and accessible public domain technologies that provide marketable 21st-century skills.

The Predicament and Isolation of Homeless College Students
Valerie Ambrose
Shasta College in Redding, California, USA
ICIE Conference Valerie Ambrose
Can students learn and find fulfillment when they are homeless? This session explores this question by reporting on a phenomenological study, the purpose of which was to describe the experience of homeless students in college. Little research has been conducted on/with homeless college students, and this study sheds light on what it is like to be one of these students. This session will share the structure and findings of the study, connect those findings to learning and motivation theory, and engage attendees in dialogue around the implications of these findings for homeless college students and the colleges that serve them. Study findings indicated that the participants lived in a world of homelessness that they could never fully ignore. All participants saw college as a way to escape homelessness in the short- and long-term. However, study findings suggest that homeless college students experience physical, emotional, and interpersonal challenges that hinder their ability to perform in school even though they are motivated to attain a college degree that they think will enable them to escape homelessness and find a job that will provide stability and security.


Welcome to the 16th ICIE conference on:

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Welcome to the 16th ICIE conference 2018 on:

Excellence, Innovation, & Creativity in Basic-Higher Education & Psychology

Latest Development in Research & Practices

Paris - France (July 3-6, 2018)

Todd Lubart, Ph.D.                                                                                    Franck Zenasni, Ph.D.

Honorary Chair                                                                                            Conference Chair

Sandra K. Linke,Ph.D.                                                                                Bahaa Zoubi, Ph.D.

ICIE Director, Co-Chair                                                                                 ACIE Director, Co-Chair

Welcome to the ICIE International Conference

The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) is committed to the development of all learners as productive world citizens and leaders for the future. This International Conference will provide a conference programme with the highest calibre of: Nobel Prize winners, keynote speakers, invited speakers, and a large number of scholars and presenters alongside a selection of exhibitors. The ICIE conferences are milestones in the journey towards leadership, creativity and innovation in basic-higher education and psychology.

Conference Aims and Objectives:
Encourage volunteer spirit; Promote excellence and sustain quality; Connecting Communities; Strive for improvement; Evolve responsibly; Meet community expectations of quality; Sustain competitiveness and viability; and Balance innovation with core essentials.

This conference provides you with the opportunity to: 

  • Explore the latest developments in education & psychology in general, and innovation in education in particular;
  • Examine the need for sustainable educational systems;
  • Integrate the latest technology into the education system;
  • Debate the future of education & psychology: What are the challenges ahead?
  • Learn from innovative case studies where educational institutions have taken the initiative;
  • Engage in a series of seminars designed to debate the theory and practice of real improvement in education & psychology; and
  • Participate in pre-conference workshops designed to develop participants' competencies.

Conference Categories:
  • Excellence in Education: Basic & Higher Education;
  • Gifted Education;
  • Creativity & Innovation;
  • Educational Technology;
  • Psychology, including all branches (e.g., applied psychology; cognitive psychology; organizational psychology; developmental psychology; experimental psychology; clinical psychology; educational psychology; cross-cultural psychology; positive psychology; social psychology; comparative psychology);
  • Innovative Learning Environment: standards and curricula, tasks and materials, and communication;
  • Instructors and Teacher: competencies, innovative teaching methods, and staff development;
  • Learner: competencies, individual differences, intervention and development;
  • Programme Development: Examples, planning models and components, implementation and evaluation;
  • Global Education for Peace;
  • Organizational & Social Issues in Education;
  • Integrated Services: guidance and counselling, community services, parenting and caring; and mentorship; and
  • Future Trends: Globalisation and networking, civic education, ethical issues; and building creative climates.

We encourage anyone with an interest in: innovation in education, excellence in education, and gifted education to attend this conference. The participants will include: university academics, psychologists, education policy advisers and managers, business and industry leaders, gifted and talented program coordinators, school heads, graduate students, parents and caretakers.

Registration Fees for International Participants:

  • Early Registration Fees:             €350 (May 25, 2018).
  • Late Registration Fees:              €400 (June 30, 2018).
  • Onsite Registration:                   €450.
  • Conference Workshops:             (Included in the registration fee)

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