International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Society

May 1-4, 2018 Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Keynote Speaker-1

Prof. Rholeo O. Virata, LPT, MSc

Institutional Planning, Research and Development

Physics Teacher

St. Scholastica’s College, Manila


Prof. Rholeo Virata received his bachelor’s degree from the Philippine Normal University in Manila; Master’s degree in Science Education with specialization in Physics from the De La Salle University Manila. He underwent training for education of Nuclear Science from the Philippine Nuclear Science Institute, and is now currently a student of the PhD program for Science Education at the De La Salle University. He is a scholar of the Department of Science and Technology, and has an extensive experience in research, including classroom-based action research, policy research and theoretical physics. He has presented many of his works in various conferences in the Philippines and abroad.

Prof. Rholeo Virata is an editorial member of the in-house publications of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, in charge of technical review of faculty research and other scholarly works, and a member of the research ethics committee. He is currently designated as the head of strategic planning, under the Institutional Planning and Development office at St. Scholastica’s College, in charge of institutional policy research crafting and implementation monitoring of strategic plans, while working as a Physics teacher at the same school. His studies specialize on different teaching methodologies for interactive engagement in science and physics, modelling of student thinking and conception through various frameworks, and has written his thesis on socio-cognitive factors of learning and conceptual change in physics.

Topic:Socio-cognitive factors in Learning Science: How learning science and conceptual change are affected by peers.


High school students usually find it difficult to learn Physics for variety of factors, one of which is the presence of alternative conceptions or misconceptions. The Physics Education Research community has many literature on how these misconceptions can be properly addressed, such as through the use of methods of interactive engagement like Peer Instruction, where students are allowed to freely discuss and learn with their peers. Research shows that conceptual change can be attained by students in a peer instruction learning environment. An analysis of high school students’ conversations over a period of one semester shows that there are specific types of conversations that show proofs of conceptual change. These conversations were further analysed to investigate how knowledge resources are activated, what types of activation are present, and how they lead to conceptual change. The findings of this study detail the significant role of student interaction, verbal discussions and other socio-cognitive factors in eliciting conceptual change.

Keynote Speaker-2

Prof. Donald L. Amoroso

Lowder-Weil Endowed Chair and Professor of Information Systems

Auburn University Montgomery

President and CEO of Axcell LLC


Dr. Amoroso is the Lowder-Weil Endowed Chair and Professor of Innovation and Strategy at Auburn University Montgomery, Alabama, Founder and CEO of Axcell LLC Consulting Group (innovation in leadership. Dr. Amoroso is one of the most respected and leading international consultants in the spaces of innovation, strategy, and leadership with 35 years experience working with senior executives. Organizations that want to break the competitive boundary in their industry consult with Dr. Amoroso, especially in the area of competitive intelligence, big data and analytics and establishing innovation project portfolios, and innovation and design thinking with Blue Ocean Strategy. He works with strategic innovation projects, especially information technology, in order to make changes in the competitive strategic environment and move the organization into a new space. He coaches c-level executives and has been working with organizations to establish portfolio management offices (PMO) to centralize their project management processes and establish a link with corporate strategies. Dr. Amoroso has consulting experience in leadership, innovation, competitive intelligence, strategy (especially working with visioning and Blue Ocean Strategy projects), change management, supply chain management, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing and process redesign.

TOPIC: The Change in Japanese Consumers

ABSTRACT: Japanese consumers have been changing their preferences andpurchasing patterns over the past decade. What is the reason for thischange?  Is it cultural or generational? In our current research, we arefinding that with the now embedded nature of mobile shopping and mobilewallet, young Japanese consumers are conducting more shopping and purchasedecisions using mobile applications. Further to our research, we havefound that, although traditional Japanese consumers prefer to purchaseJapanese manufactured products, younger Japanese consumers are valuingmore foreign products and that they are very price sensitive. We investigate the differences between Japanese consumers with other Asianconsumers in China, Thailand, and the Philippines. The findings from ourresearch predicts that Japanese consumers are trending for a greaterpercentage of consumer shopping using mobile wallet apps.


201805 ICSSAM Conference Program

Venue :Sapporo Convention Center

1-1-1 Higashi-Sapporo 6-jo, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo, 003-0006, Japan
TEL: +81-11-817-1010


Online Submission

Important Dates

Submission Deadline
January 10, 2019

Notification of Acceptance
from January 30, 2019

Paper reviewing takes 20 days

Final Payment Deadline Extension
April 7, 2019

Final Modification Deadline

March 26, 2019

Conference Date
May 7-9, 2019

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