About APNME and the Conference

About APNME and the Conference 

About the APNME

The Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education ("APNME") brings together educators from various disciplines to engage in in-depth discussions and dialogues, exchanging ideas and sharing their perspectives on all areas of ethical and moral education, values education and citizenship education.

As a non-profit organization with a formal constitution, the APNME aims to foster collaborative relationships among its members for the advancement of moral education and research in the region. It does this both formally, during its annual conference, and informally, through ongoing exchanges throughout the year. It also actively seeks to involve young researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of moral education and moral development and to support them, including by presenting its Annual Best Poster Prize for the best poster at its annual conference.

From small, informal beginnings in 2006, the APNME has grown into a formal network of educators who are either located in the Asia-Pacific region or have a special interest in or connection with this region. Membership is open to interested educators and the APNME currently has members from Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Pakistan, Nepal, the Maldives, Eritrean, Zimbabwe, Poland, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherland, the UK and the USA.

Each year, the APNME Committee invites a country in the region to host the APNME Annual Conference. Previous conferences have been held in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia. APNME conferences aim to provide a forum for professional educators or scholars who have an interest in moral education and/or moral development, and are committed to its advancement in the region and globally. During its conferences the APNME encourages open debate, and discussions which are aimed at identifying and reflecting on any issues related to moral, ethical or citizenship education. It motivates its members to address moral issues faced by both educators and students.

Previous Conferences


Conference Themes

Local Host Institution

July 9-11, 2021

Moral Education During the Global Pandemic and its Challenges

The APNME Committee

June 5-6, 2020

APNME Online Conference

The APNME Committee

June 26-30, 2019

Moral Education and Cross-Cultural Understanding

Ganesha University of Education (UNDIKSHA), Bali, Indonesia

April 26-30, 2018

Moral Education: Conflicting Values and Common Ground

Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

April 21-24, 2017

Establishing Values-Based Learning Environments: A Whole-School Approach to Moral Education

Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China

December 4-7, 2015

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

University of Sydney, Australia

October 24-27, 2014

Making Moral Education Work: Tradition and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

Fudan University, Shanghai, China

June 26-30, 2013

Learning from Diversity and Commonality: Ways Forward for Moral Education in the Asia-Pacific.

Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia

June 15-17, 2012

Research and Practice in Moral Education: Reflection, Dialogue, Interaction

Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

October 24-28, 2011

Cultivating Morality: Human Beings, Nature and the World

Nanjing Normal University, China

June 11-13, 2010

Moral Education in Asia’s Globalizing Societies: Concepts and Practices

Nagasaki University, Japan

May 22-24, 2009

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Moral Education

Seoul National University, Korea

April 18-21, 2008

Moral Education and Citizenship Education: Making Locally Relevant Choices in a Globalizing World

Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

May 12-13, 2007

Learning from Each Other

Sun Yat-Sen University, China

October 28-29, 2006

Study Meeting on Moral Education in Asian Countries

Reitaku University, Kashiwa, Japan

The APNME is managed by an elected Committee, which at present comprises:

Meiyao WU, Chairperson, Taiwan

Adsina Fibra IBRAHIM, Secretary, Indonesia

Mei-Yee WONG, Treasurer, Hong Kong

Wai-Chan Mandy CHAN, Deputy-Treasurer, Hong Kong

Vishalache BALAKRISHNAN, Malaysia

Hongyan CHENG, China

Halili HALILI, Indonesia

Yasunari HAYASHI, Japan

Kyungwon SON, Korea

Caiping SUN, China

Chih-Hung WANG, Taiwan

Shaogang YANG, China

The APNME also has an Honorary President (a non-executive position), who is currently Monica TAYLOR (the UK), Former Editor (1975-2011) of the Journal of Moral Education. In addition, Chris DRAKE (Hong Kong) and Nobumichi IWASA (Japan) serve on the Advisory Board.

The APNME is delighted to be holding its 2021 online conference, hosted by the APNME Committee. In June of 2021 the APNME conference will be held online in order to bring together participants from around the world, and in particular from East Asia, so that they may engage in fruitful dialogues with international scholars on moral-educational issues. The Members of the Conference Committee are listed on the Organising Committees page.

For more information about the APNME and its previous conferences, please visit the APNME website.