The 2013 Joint SELF Biennial International Conference and Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Conference will be held in Singapore, a technologically modern and progressive country yet filled with a keen sense of multicultural traditions. Singapore is one of the world’s cities where the East meets the West and tradition blends with modernity in one multicultural, dynamic, and harmonious society.
The conference is part of a continuing series of meetings that have gained greater visibility in the field of self-related research. The 2013 conference is a first in joining with ERAS to offer a conference that will examine research on self as well as critical educational issues. The 2013 conference, the 7th of the SELF international conference, will bring together a wide array of speakers from all over the world addressing diverse areas such as self, 21st century learners, innovative curriculum and lots more.
The Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) was established in 1986 as a non-profit organisation to promote the cause of educational excellence in Singapore and the region via the conduct, promotion and use of relevant educational research. ERAS is a founding member of the World Educational Research Association (WERA). WERA was officially established by 24 national, regional, and international specialty education research associations meeting in San Diego, California on 18 April 2009.
Under the direction of Professor Herbert Marsh, the Self-concept Enhancement and Learning Facilitation (SELF) research network, encompasses more than 450 members from 45 countries across 6 continents. It has a particular focus on methodological/substantive synergies that draw on advanced quantitative methodology (e.g., multilevel modelling, structural equation modelling, and meta-analysis) in pursuit of substantive/policy-oriented issues. Its key rationale is that individuals who feel more positively about themselves are likely to thrive and flourish, highlighting the crucial importance of self-beliefs for successes. The SELF research network produces a monograph series, hosts international conferences, and publishes research in leading international journals.
The SELF-ERAS conference promises to offer you keen insights by keynote addresses by leading international researchers, opportunities for international networking, breakthroughs in self and educational research, a broad and relevant array of themes addressed, special events and activities. This conference should be of interest to researchers, teachers, educators and graduate students.
On behalf of the conference organisers, we welcome you to participate in this rich event and discover the alluring charms of Singapore!