Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference: Leaders, Values And Citizenship in 21st Century Education
Tuesday, 02 June 2015
One of the largest
educational research conferences in Southeast Asia will be held at the Nanyang Auditorium,
Nanyang Technological University from 2 to 4 June 2015. This year, we are
pleased to welcome Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of
Law and Ministry of Education as the Guest-of-Honour for the event.
Organised by the National
Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, the three-day biennial conference provides
a global forum for practitioners, researchers, educational leaders and policy
makers to interact and share leading-edge research and best practices across
languages and cultures. Since its inception in 2005, it consistently offers a
platform for scholars and practitioners
to forge new and innovative directions in educational research and
practices that may significantly impact the education system in Singapore and
abroad. The conference will bring together over 1,200 conference participants, comprising
125 overseas participants and over 1,000 local participants. The 125 overseas
participants come from 20 countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, Finland
Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Norway, the Philippines, Qatar, Taiwan, UK and USA. For the local participants,
they come from local and international schools and institutions, the Ministry
of Education, government agencies, and community organisations.
Highlights of the
The theme of our conference, “Leaders,
Values and Citizenship in 21st Century Education”, depicts the notion
that the 21st century presents complex educational realities that challenge
conventional practices of leadership, values and citizenship education.
Leadership is a participative process of leading innovation and change across
all levels of the education system including school principals, students,
parents and other stakeholders. If educators are to act as agents of change,
how and to what extent do we need to redesign our pedagogy to remain relevant?
What role should leadership play in the design and implementation of 21st
century learning environments that promote future-ready knowledge and skills,
authentic values and citizenship education for all our students?
The Redesigning Pedagogy
International Conference 2015 a global platform for practitioners,
researchers, educational leaders and policymakers to collectively debate and
generate creative solutions to these critical questions. This conference offers
opportunities for multi-stakeholder interactions, sharing of international
leading-edge research and best practices across schools and cultures, and the
forging of new and innovative directions for educational research and practice.
We believe that our line-up of keynote speakers, paper presentations, panels,
workshops and symposia will provide an engaging platform for conference
delegates to creatively explore the answers to these critical questions. As in
previous conference, there will be strong researcher-practitioner collaboration
at this year’s conference. The great synergy where research informs practice,
and practice, in turn, serving also to inform research is indeed the highlight
of this year’s mix of theoretical-empirical researcher sessions.
first time in the series of Redesigning Pedagogy Conferences, we are also
hosting the 11th CitizED International Conference, and the Arts,
Humanities and Literature Conference on the last day of the conference.
The themes of these parallel conferences are “Citizenship, Character and Values
Education for the 21st Century” and “Live(d) Experiences: Imagination,
Wonder and Spaces of I/M/possibilities” respectively. With three track
options on its final day, it will give our participants the choice of pursuing
a specialised conference track that focuses on educational leadership, values
education or citizenship. The slew of conference activities will bring
together teachers, researchers, educational leaders, and policymakers to learn
more about new research, discuss educational policies and practices, and
broaden professional networks throughout the region. Special sessions will also
showcase and reflect how they have implemented new practices.
The conference also
highlights notable research projects across several disciplines in local
education research projects led by NIE researchers. These include:
- Dr Nirmala Karuppiah, a lecturer at
the Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group, and
Associate Professor Kenneth Poon, Sub-Dean of the Office of Education
present their findings on the progress of the field of early childhood education through research conducted by different groups and at
different levels of the sector.
Elizabeth Koh, a research scientist from the Office of Education Research,
discusses how Information Communication Technology can be harnessed for
purposeful learning from the different levels ranging from the
classroom to the cultural-historical aspects so that it can be fully
integrated in education.
Rachel Lam, a research scientist from the Office of Education Research,
and Ms Kalthom Ahmad, from the Ministry of Education, focus on three facets of academic risk in order to gain
insights that can help to improve
teaching practice and promote the success of struggling students.
Professor Kenneth Poon, Sub-Dean of the Office of Education Research,
investigated that adults with developmental disabilities need an ecological and a
life-span approach to support them into their adulthood from a young age. There will be a discussion on how
schools can prepare such individuals for adulthood in a post-school
transition phase as well.
Details of the Opening Ceremony and the list of
distinguished keynote speakers and address abstracts are available in Annexe A and Annexe B,
More than 340
presentations will be featured in the form of keynote addresses, paper
sessions, workshops and symposia. These presentations are divided into the
- Civic and Moral Education
- Cognition and Learning
- Curriculum and Development
- Early Childhood Education
- Educational Policies and
- Humanities and Social Studies
- IT in Education
- Language and Literacy Education
- Learning Sciences
- Mathematics Education
- School Change and Leadership
- Science Education
- Special Needs Education
- Student Performance and
- Teacher Quality and Teacher
- Visual and Performing Arts
3 June 2015
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