The 5th Asia-Pacific Forestry Education Conference – Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Academic Publication Opportunities

Main Theme: Globalization of Higher Forest Education in a Digital Era

The Asia Pacific Forestry Education Coordination Mechanism (AP-FECM) invites submissions of papers following the presentations that took place on the 5th Asia-Pacific Forestry Education Conference, March 2018, in Beijing, China.

After peer-review and upon acceptance, papers will be published in our Special Issue of the Higher Forestry Education Report. Tailored to a global audience of scholars in the sphere of forestry education, this Report will present a crucial opportunity for authors to disseminate the fruit of their research and field experience with the community.

As part of APFNet mission to foster academic cooperation and collaborative actions regarding current and future Sustainable Forest Management, a selection of the best curated submissions will be referred to scientific journals. Provided that said-submissions are approved by the academic publications, AP-FECM would sponsor any publishing related costs. In line with our organization’s mission, this action is a unique opportunity for AFPNet scholars to strengthen their position within the academic community.

Keynote speakers of the 5th Asia-Pacific Forestry Education Conference are strongly encouraged to submit papers on the topic of their presentation. Other AP-FECM members, faculty, instructors, school administrators, university students, forestry professionals, and stakeholders with an interest in developing better access to Forestry Education are also welcome to submit articles on the four following themes touched upon at the conference:

  1. Current Global Higher Forest Education

This theme will discuss the overview of higher forest education worldwide. Speakers are invited to present current status and pressing issues facing higher forest education in different regions to provide a broad understanding on challenges and development trend in global higher forest education.

  1. International Competency in Higher Forest Education

The international competency is covering learning outcomes and competencies related to generic skills and specific professional skills that enhance the ability for forestry graduates to work in international context. This theme will exam research and comparison studies conducted to identify key competencies for students to succeed, as well as introduce pedagogy and teaching methods to produce these competencies in higher forest education.

  1. New Programs and Curriculum in Response to Global Change

Global change is posing demands on forest education to promote sustainable forest management. Forestry educators and schools are exploring new curriculum for cultivating forestry practitioners to address global pressing issues like climate change, environmental protection, biomass, community forest management, etc. Multidisciplinary educational programs created at local, regional and international level are widely applied to meet the needs of students and society. In this theme, new concepts, approaches and successful examples will be showcased to support the development of new curriculum and programs in response to global changes. Discussions on new business model for higher forest education will also be encouraged.

  1. Technological Innovation in Higher Forest Education

Technology is changing the nature of learning and the means of knowledge and skills obtained. Educators and schools are adapting to this digital age to incorporate new technologies in higher forest education to improve teaching and learning worldwide. This theme will introduce new initiatives and practices on innovative pedagogical design, open online learning, flexible and blended teaching, research on learning processes and outcomes in higher forest education.

Share your ideas, your experience and your expertise!

Instructions for submission

  • Submissions will be open until October 30 2018.
  • Submit your final papers in English, font 12, Times New Roman, double spaced via the Executive Office of AP-FECM (, or
  • The papers should be limited to 8 pages, including the title, the authors’ information as well as the references (if any).
  • After papers are reviewed, authors will be notified of any necessary changes by emails.