Learning Conference, 2006

Welcome to website of The Thirteenth International Conference on Learning. In 2006, the conference is to be held at Montego Bay Community College and in association with the Sam Sharpe Teachers' College in Montego Bay, Jamaica from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th June 2006. This conference will address a range of critically important themes relating to education today. Main speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers and in the field of education, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations by researchers and practitioners.

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Click here for a message to the 2006 Learning Conference from Cecile Walden, Principal, Sam Sharpe Teachers' College, Jamaica.

This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for, education at any of its levels and in any of its forms, from early childhood, to schools, to higher education and lifelong learning — and in any of its sites, from home to school to university to workplace. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. A range of tour and accommodation options is also available.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session.

Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

Presenters may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in The Learner Collection, a fully refereed academic journal. All conference participants receive an online subscription to the journal for one year after the conference.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Learning Conference site and return for further information — the site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the conference newsletter.

For all inquiries, please contact the conference secretariat.



The International Conference on Learning

The Learning Conference is held annually in different locations around the world, each selected for the particular role education is playing in social, cultural and economic change. In recent years, the conference has been held with the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia 1999, with RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia 2000, with the University of Athens in Spetses, Greece 2001, with Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China 2002, the Institute of Education, London University in London, UK 2003, the Institute of Pedagogical Sciences, Havana, Cuba 2004, and the University of Granada, in Granada, Spain 2005.

The Learning Conference is a participants' conference, including numerous parallel sessions. The conference organising committee is inviting proposals to present 30 minute papers, or 60 minute workshops or 90 minute colloquium sessions. These can be:

  • Academic or research papers, or
  • Presentations describing educational initiatives.

The International Journal of Learning

Presenters have the option to submit papers to the Learning Journal, before the conference and up until one month after the conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available. This provides participants access to the electronic version of the journal, and also the option to submit papers to the Learning Journal.

For more information please visit the Publish Your Paper page.


Who Should Attend

  • Academics and researchers
  • Teachers
  • Educational managers
  • Higher degree students
  • Educators or educational administrators working in areas ranging from early childhood, to school, to vocational and higher education, to workplace and lifelong learning

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground