2016 ISBSS

International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences  

August 2-4, 2016  Okinawa, Japan

Keynote Speech

Creativity, Collaborative Autonomy, and Innovation in Education

Associate Professor Stacey Vye

Center for English Education and Development
Saitama University

Summary of Keynote Speech

All too often in academia, teacher/researchers can be isolated in their environments because support and faculty development are not readily available. Moreover, in such situations, these teachers/researchers may also experience fear of repercussion if they do not complete large undertakings in a well-timed manor. This feeling of being under continuous pressure leads to a fear of failing, which can undermine the creative force that is essential for innovative learning environments. Therefore, in this workshop, participants will explore ways of developing and sustaining collaborative autonomous support groups where creativity and innovation can flourish for effective change in a variety of academic settings.

About the Speaker

Stacey Vye is an associate professor at Saitama University at the Center for English Education and Development (CEED) and a lecturer at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies American Language Institute, both in Japan. She also is doctoral candidate at the USC Rossier School of Education in the Organizational Change and Leadership EdD program. Her research interests focus on exploring learner and teacher reflection, and learner and teacher autonomy in language education, including the connections between both capacities. 


  201608 Okinawa Conference Program


Loisir Hotel Naha





Online Submission

Important Dates

Submission Deadline
April 1, 2019

Notification of Acceptance 
From March 20, 2019
Registration & Payment Deadline 
April 26, 2019
Final Modification Deadline 
May 14, 2019

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