The Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education (APNME) welcomes professional educators who have an interest in, and commitment to, moral education and moral development and who care about fostering moral values in what they teach and how they teach. The Asia-Pacific region has a long and distinguished history of moral education and education itself is often seen as a values-based endeavour. The purpose of APNME is to foster and strengthen the teaching of and research into moral education and moral development in this region and globally. From small, informal beginnings in 2006, APNME has grown into a formal network of educators who are either located in the Asia-Pacific region or who have a special interest in or connection with the region.

We warmly invite all professional educators who care about the place and dissemination of values in education, and as foundation for it, to attend our events and join APNME as a member. While membership of APNME is only open to individuals, APNME welcomes collaborating and partnering with institutions, in particular with regard to the hosting and co-organising of events.

2022 APNME Travel Grants

The Asia Pacific Network for Moral Education and the Journal of Moral Education Trust will jointly award a number of scholarships to cover the cost of attending the 2022 Manchester Conference. These scholarships are intended to assist scholars who would otherwise be unable to attend. It is hoped that they will enable the participation of delegates, especially those at an early stage (i.e. within 5 years of achieving the PhD) in their academic careers, from the Asia-Pacific region.

These awards will be administered, and the applicants selected, by a committee whose members include:

Chair: Dr. Meiyao WU (Chair of the APNME & National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan )

           Dr. Jiyoung CHOI (Hannam University, South Korea)

           Dr. Meiyee WONG (Former treasurer of the APNME, Hong Kong)

           Dr. Kun ASTUTI (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Scholarships may be used to support travel costs, payment of conference fees and/or meals and accommodation, depending on individual circumstances. Applicants will also be expected to obtain funding from other sources insofar as this is possible.

Applicants will be required to submit, by email and in English:

  1. Full name and contact details including mailing address, phone number and email address.
  2. A cover letter of no more than one page summarizing the applicant’s reasons for wishing to attend the conference, and the importance of the scholarship in making this possible. Applicants should indicate whether they have applied for or intend to apply for funding from other sources. (For example, from the academic institutions where they are employed or are studying, or from other sources in their countries, etc.)
  3. An estimated budget for their participation in the conference, including details of their travel costs, meals and accommodation. They should state the amount of money they will need from the scholarship fund and exactly what they intend to spend this on.
  4. A CV of no more than one page including degrees obtained, current academic affiliation, and publications (if any).
  5. A conference proposal, including title of paper or other presentation; nature of the presentation (individual paper or otherwise); abstract of up to 150 words; and 500-word summary. This should be an initial proposal in advance of the full proposal, the latter to be submitted later on to the conference programme committee.
  6. A letter of recommendation from an academic supervisor, colleague or employer.

Applications should be sent by email to the Committee Chair before April 15. The Committee will request further information if necessary, with a view to making its final decisions.