The 10th Anniversary Conference of the Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education (APNME)

Conference Theme: Shaping Educational Landscapes that Foster Moral Values in the Asia-Pacific Region

Friday 4 to Monday 7 December 2015

Welcome to Sydney, Australia!

The 2015 conference of the APNME will take place at the University of Sydney from Friday 4 to Monday 7 December 2015. Educators and researchers who are interested in fostering moral values in education are warmly invited to join us for this special occasion.

This conference will mark APNME's 10th anniversary, when we will aim to identify and reflect on critical issues for moral and values education and moral development in the Asia Pacific region, past, present and future.

Conference Theme: Shaping Educational Landscapes that Foster Moral Values in the Asia-Pacific Region
Details about the Conference Theme and the submission of abstracts can be found on the Call for Proposal webpage @ call for proposals

The conference will begin after lunch on Friday 4th December with a Pre-conference plenary keynote presentation by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, who is one of the world’s leading researchers in neuroscience and education. This will be followed by a traditional Welcome to Country and then a plenary keynote presentation by Professor Terence Lovat, one of the leading experts in values education and values pedagogy in Australia, and until recently Pro Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University. Details of the Plenary speakers can be found on the Website, under the menu Plenary Speakers.

The Conference venue will be The Women's College within the University of Sydney, and is sponsored by the University of Sydney.

Important dates for your diary

  • 22 June – Abstract submissions due (closed)
  • 31 May - 15 July – Notification of acceptance of abstracts
  • 15 August – Early Bird Registration ends
  • 15 September – Registrations end
  • 4 - 7 December – APNME Conference

Conference participants may wish to arrive a day or two before the start of Conference or have additonal days after the close of Conference. However, as most flights from the Asia Pacific region land early in the morning, those arriving on the morning of Friday 4th, should have time to get to the venue by taxi or train before the start of Conference.

The tentative programme for the Conference is posted on the Webpage. The programme will include paper presentations, symposia, posters and free time to see the sights of Sydney. The Conference Banquet Dinner will take the form of an evening harbour cruise. Details of the banquet and cost can be found on the Website under the menu Social Programme.