Conference Details

The Asia Pacific Conference on Curriculum Studies and Instructional Designing


Theme : Curriculum and Instructional Design for Sustainable Development


As we go into the 21st century, the world is facing unprecedented crisis such as climate change, global warming, famine and disasters in many parts of the world, increasing conflicts and wars, as well as global pandemic. Never before in the history of mankind that the impending dangers either physically, mentally, emotionally are looming large and threatening survival of mankind. As such, sustainability become a keyword that may well save the world. Curriculum sets the direction for educational transformation across all nations and at all levels of education. A synergy between all these levels of education is needed, a concerted effort nationally and globally is needed and the gap between theory and practice need to be made smaller.

Conference Sub-Themes

  • Sustainability towards Inclusive Education  
  • Sustainability in Values Education  
  • Education for Environmental Sustainability  
  • Education for Sustainable Socioeconomic Development  
  • Sustainability in Provision of Quality Education  
  • Methodologies in Research on Sustainability Development in Education  
  • Current and Future Issues for Sustainable Education

Presentation Categories

Parallel Paper Presentation​

The Scientific Committee will screen through all submitted papers based on the set criteria. Papers need to adhere to the theme and subthemes of the conference. Successful papers will be presented during the conference. Selected papers will be published in indexed journals.

Poster Competition & Presentation

Presenters share visual representations of projects with conference delegates. The posters are to be set up at a designated time and presenters are expected to be present during the designated time.

Pre-Conference Student Symposium

the pre-conference symposium will conduct virtual online presentations. There will be a pre-recorded presentation and live Q&A session.

Call for Papers

All reviewed and selected paper will be presented during the conference, interested curricularists, researchers and educators may submit abstract through conference website. All reviewed and selected paper will be considered for publication in indexed journals.

Conference Fee

CONFERENCE FEE Attend Online (RM) Attend Online (USD)
Malaysian Non-member
International Non-member

Membership refers to APRACSI or APOCEI members. Pls refer to their respective website or email them for registration as member. APROCEI email: [email protected] ; APRACSI website:​

A group fare of 10% off for a group of 10 and 15% off for a group of 15 will be offered, please refer to the secretariat.

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The conference organisers have discussed with the following journals for possibility of publications. Successful papers presented in the conference may be submitted to these journals for possible publications, subjected to the terms and conditions by the respective journals. Publication details will be updated and announced later. Additional charges apply.

These journals are:
  1. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry(TOJQI), Scopus
  2. Elementary Education Online, Scopus
  3. PROSPECTS, Comparative Journal of Curricukum, Learning, and Assessment, Scopus
  4. Journal.Kurikulum.dan Pengajaran Asia Pasifik (JuKu), peer reviewed, MyJurnal
  5. Asia Pacific Journal of Curriculum Review (APJCR), peer reviewed
  6. Malaysia Journal of Qualitative Research (MJQR) peer reviewed, MyJurnal

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ydo Yao

Director at UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO)

Title: The Role of Curriculum in SDG and Education 2030

Datuk Dr. Habibah Abdul Rahim

Former Director General Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Title: Inclusive Education in Malaysia

Prof Murray Print

Professor and Chair of Education Sydney School of Education & Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia

Title: Curriculum and Instruction for Sustainability in Values education

Prof Zongyi Deng

UCL Institute of Education, University College London

Title: Re-envisioning Pedagogical Content Knowledge for a Sustainable Curriculum

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Aija Rinkinen

Senior Education Specialist, World Bank, Malaysia

Title: Addressing Students’ Individual Needs in Shared School Settings

Datin Arlina Ariff

Head for Development Finance and Inclusion Department, Central Bank Malaysia

Title: The Importance of Financial Literacy as A Life Skill

Dr. David Wilgenbus

Executive Director, Office for Climate Education, UNESCO

Title: Obstacles and Tools For Climate Change Education

Hugo Labate

Former Executive Director, Curriculum Development Unit, Ministry of Education of Argentina

Title: Thematic Approaches in Curriculum

Dr. Ilhavenil Narinasamy

Curriculum Development Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia

Title: Character Matters: The Central Pillar of Education

Dr. Jayson W. Richardson

Professor & Department Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Denver, USA

Title: Investigating Essential Conditions to Foster Technology Leadership

Mel Ainscow

Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester, UK; Professor of Education, University of Glasgow, UK; Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Title: Moving Knowledge Around: a Strategy for Inclusive Educational Development

Datin Dr. Ng Soo Boon

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Languages and Psychology, SEGi University, Kota Damansara

Title: Charting the New Normal Developing Hybrid Learning Curriculum Framework for School

Dr. Sathiamoorthy Kannan

Senior Lecturer, Post Graduate Department, Faculty of Education, Languages and Psychology, SEGI University, Malaysia

Title: Investigating Essential Conditions to Foster Technology Leadership

Associate Professor Paul Gruba

School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne, Australia

Title: Designs for Evaluating a Sustainability Focused Curriculum

Pierre Léna

Emeritus Professor, Université Paris-

Title: Climate Change Education, a Pressing International and National Objective

Prof. Dr. Rohaida Mohd. Saat

Honorary professor, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya

Title: Quality Assurance towards Sustainable Development of Higher Education Institutions

Renato Opertti

Senior Education Expert, IBE-UNESCO

Title: Forging Curriculum Transformation in the Post Pandemic Era

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sabrina Ho Abdullah

Department of Environment, Faculty of Forestry and Environment, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Title: The Education for Sustainable Consumption and Product) on (ESCP) Curriculum: Key Principles and Conceptual Development

Prof. Takuya Baba

Full Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University

Title: Sustainable Development from Social Perspective: a Case of Shobara City, Hiroshima