Forum Program Outline March 18-20, 2015 AsiaWorld-Expo • Hong Kong 1st 6th The 6th Asia Education Leaders Forum (AELF) will hold the theme “Towards Becoming a Center of Excellence” and will feature ministerial keynotes as well as globally recognized and regional inspiring speakers under a highly interactive and interesting new format which offer thought provoking discussions in 3 categories. The Asia Education Leaders Forum will be held in conjunction with the Worlddidac Asia 2015 Exhibition and the Education Partnership Forum. The event is scheduled for March 18-20, 2015 at the AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong, and is officially supported by the Education Bureau, The Government of Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong Education City, the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat, UNESCO Hong Kong Association, and Worlddidac Association. The conference expects to attract education leaders and professionals from across the region. What’s next for education? Leading politician and education visionaries will discuss and share trends shaping the Next Generation of Learning and their personal predications for the future of education. What are the key trends? What does it mean for the future of learning? And how can we work together to be future shapers? Shouldn’t learning be fun? Being able to play is a skill in its own right. At least, it is in education, where playing games can have a measurable, positive impact on how well students learn. ‘Shouldn’t learning be fun’ will discuss the power of enjoyed learning and find practical ways in which it can drive more effective learning. Learning a living Learning a living discusses the most inspiring examples of innovation and new thinking in Vocational and Higher Education from around the world. Particularly for schools and educators from the region region, the 1st Education Partnership Forum (EPF) is a dedicated platform to promote the growing value of school partnerships and the importance of collaboration In education. Deans, Principals and School Managers will come to learn, be seen, explore and recruit other schools for a possible partnership in working together. The Forum will discuss best practices in cross-school, cross-level and cross-border collaboration and provide a neutral stage that encourages partnerships between schools and universities from the region. The Education Partnership Forum will debut in Hong Kong alongside the renowned Worlddidac Asia 2015 and the Asia Education Leaders Forum. The events are officially supported by the Education Bureau, The Government of Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong Education City, the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat, UNESCO Hong Kong Association, and Worlddidac Association. Featuring: The Importance of Collaboration in Education: • Why Cross-Border Education? • Bring Global Education Home • Extra-Curricular Possibilities • Hit the Ground Running • Partnerships and Excellence The EPF School Showcase - A showcase of schools from Hong Kong, South China and ASEAN who are are expressing their welcoming of cross-school collaboration. Participating schools are showcasing at EPF to meet other schools with the common interest to share best practices, build relationships and explore collaboration opportunities. Education Partnership Leader Award – A presentation of the merit Award that recognizes and celebrates individuals from the region advocating and participating in education collaborations and partnerships. Wednesday March 18 th, 2015 0930 0930 0945 Worlddidac Asia 2015 Exhibition Opens Live music performance by students of La Salle College Welcome remarks by Prof. Dr. mult. Wassilios E. Fthenakis, President, Worlddidac Association Ministerial Keynote 1000 ‘Hong Kong Towards Becoming a Centre of Excellence’ Mr. Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Secretary for Education, The Government of Hong Kong SAR 1045 ‘Collaborations in Education’ H. E. Br Armin A Luistro FSC, Secretary of Education, Philippines* 1130 ‘Regionalization of Education’ Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Former Secretary General of ASEAN and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand Chaired by: Mr. Victor Cheng, Executive Director, Hong Kong Education City Limited Why Cross-Border Education? Learning A Living 1330 ‘Vocational Education – Learning A Living’ Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hubert Esser, President Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)* 1400 Dr. Clement Chen, Chairman Vocational Training Council Chaired by: Dr. Christina Hong, Executive Director TAFE Queensland 1300 ‘Developing Students into Global Citizens’ Panel: • Dr. Ted Faunce, Headmaster Chinese International School, Hong Kong • Mr. Kelvin Koh, Managing Director Singapore International School of Bangkok, Thailand • Dr. Jakarin Srimoon, Dean International College, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand Shouldn’t learning be fun? 1500 ‘How Arts Reshape Learning’ Dr. Michael Anderson, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney 1600 Chaired by: Mrs. Annette Brandt-Dammann, Principal German Swiss International School Professor Dr. Cheng Yin Cheong, Research Chair Professor of Leadership and Change, The Hong Kong Institute of Education 1500 Panel: Prof. Dr. Michele Notari, University of Teacher Education, Berne, Switzerland Br. Steve Hogan, Principal, La Salle College (with speakers above) Chaired by: '21st Century Skills for Global Education and Collaboration' Mrs. Mitzi Leung, Vice President, UNESCO Hong Kong Association 1600 'Going BYOD – What the World Can Learn from Hong Kong!' Mr. Erwin Huang, Chairman E-Learning Consortium, Hong Kong Mr Ha Chi Hung, School Teacher, Hong Kong Mr Adam Chan, Startup Entrepreneur, Hong Kong 1630-1800 'Principal's Reception' and Live Music from Students *Program outline is as of February 2nd, 2015 and subject to change without notice. Speakers/Chairpersons are being invited and subject to confirmation. Thursday March 19 th, 2015 0930 0930 0945 Worlddidac Asia 2015 Exhibition Opens Live music performance by students of the German Swiss International School Welcome address by Mr. Reinhard Koslitz, Managing Director, Didacta Association Ministerial Keynote – Learning a Living 1000 ‘Vocational Education – Learning A Living’ H.E. Prof. Dr. Kongsy Sengmany Vice Minister, Ministry of Education And Sports, Lao PDR 1030 ‘What Drives Excellence in Vocational Education’ H.E. Dr. Pham Manh Hung, Deputy Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam Bring Global Education Home 1000 Dr. Yong Zhao, Faculty Presidential Chair The College of Education, University of Oregon Chaired by: Br. Steve Hogan, Principal, La Salle College 1100 'How Can Transnational School-to-School Collaborations Help Schools in Each Country?' Panel: Chaired by: USCI International School, Malaysia Dr. Carrie Yau, Executive Director, Vocational Training Council • Ms. Charlene Choi, Director of Finance and Operations St. Nicholas’ English Kindergarten, Hong Kong ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World’ Dr. Yong Zhao, Faculty Presidential Chair The College of Education, University of Oregon Chaired by: Chaired by: 1430 Panel: • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bongkosh Rittichainuwat, Director International Program in Hotel & Tourism Management, Siam University, Thailand Chaired by: Panel: Mr. Tsz Wing Chu, Principal Baptist Rainbow School (with speakers above) Mr. Tony Brandenburg, International Consultant, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Hit the Ground Running 1545 Panel: 'Best Practices and How Young Schools Can Grow through Collaboration' • Ms. Deborah Summers, Principal Shenzhen American International School, China • Ms. Rafaella Tung, Director of Learning Blooming Buds Preschool, Hong Kong Chaired by: 1630-1800 • H.E. Oknha Dr. Mengly J. Quach, MD, MPH, • Mr. Jackie Chen, Deputy Principal Shenzhen Shiyan Public School, China Mr. Lucien Vattel, Chief Executive Officer Gamedesk, U.S.A. Mr. Frankie Tam, Chairman Hong Kong Digital Game-Based Learning Association 'How Can Collaboration Bring New Ways of Learning?' Founder, Chairman and CEO American Intercon Institute and School, Cambodia Mr. David Fitzgerald, School Development Adviser English Schools Foundation ‘Shouldn’t learning be fun?’ Chaired by: Mr. David Fitzgerald, School Development Adviser English Schools Foundation Extra-Curricular Possibilities Shouldn’t learning be fun? 1500 Sekolah Bogor Raya, Indonesia • Ms. Alice Ong, Principal What’s next for education? 1330 • Mr. Gerald Donovan, Director • Mr. John Gwyn Jones, Managing Director Panyathip International School, Laos P.D.R. H.E. Dr. Anies Baswedan, Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia* 1100 'World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students' Br. Steve Hogan, Principal, La Salle College Thematic Reception and Live Music from Students of the German Swiss International School *Program outline is as of February 2nd, 2015 and subject to change without notice. Speakers/Chairpersons are being invited and subject to confirmation. Friday March 20 th, 2015 0930 0945 Worlddidac Asia 2015 Exhibition Opens Welcome address by Br. Steve Hogan, Principal, La Salle College Ministerial Keynote 1000 ‘How Can We Best Prepare Young People For the Future’ Ms. Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, Board Chair of Global Partnership for Education ‘Education Partnership Leader Award’ Presentations Chaired by: Mr. Beat Jost, Worlddidac Association What’s next for education? 1330 Chaired by: 1400 Chaired by: ‘The Changing Paradigm in Preschool Education’ Prof. Dr. mult. Wassilios E. Fthenakis, President Worlddidac Association Dr. Maggie Koong, World President, World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) 'Engaging the Engagers Teacher Professional Learning' Panel from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Mr. Tony Brandenburg, International Consultant, ISTE Partnerships and Excellence 1330 ‘A Driver of Student Achievement’ Panel: • Dr. Carmelita Quebengco AFSC, Lasallian East Asia District, Philippines • Mr. Ho Tik Shun, Head, Department of Science The Chinese Foundation Secondary School, Hong Kong • Madame Kho Guik Lan, Principal Chung Hwa Middle School, Brunei Chaired by: Dr. Chula Gangoda, Vice-President Worlddidac Association Wrapping Up! ‘What’s the point of discussing the future of education without involving young people?’ 1500 “Learning In An Active Collaborative Space” It’s time to think big, find new ways to expand quality and access to education and spark industry initiatives that’ll help drive changes. Let’s find out how, together. To wrap up, we are bringing together Prof. Dr. Michele Notari — expert in collaborative learning — and some of the freshest, brightest young minds in Hong Kong education to share knowledge building models and flexible tools for collaboration where students of a school in Hong Kong will present their experience while performing a project using such tools of collaborative learning. This inspiring finale session is led by a group of student voice champions. Chaired and Closing Remarks by: Mr. Beat Jost, Worlddidac Association 1600 End of Program *Program outline is as of February 2nd, 2015 and subject to change without notice. Speakers/Chairpersons are being invited and subject to confirmation.
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