THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, SINGAPORE-UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA JOINT PANEL DISCUSSION: “UNLEASHING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN A CHANGING, INTERCONNECTED WORLD”

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, SINGAPORE-UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA JOINT PANEL DISCUSSION: “UNLEASHING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN A CHANGING, INTERCONNECTED WORLD”

Date
Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, SINGAPORE-UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA JOINT PANEL DISCUSSION: “UNLEASHING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN A CHANGING, INTERCONNECTED WORLD”

The University of Virginia has invited the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore to co-organise and co-participate in a Joint Panel discussion on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 at the Raffles Hotel (Casuarina Suites A and B).

The two-hour session is a landmark event to provide an engaging platform for two teacher education institutes to discuss and tackle questions on the topic of “Unleashing Creativity and Innovation in a Changing, Interconnected World”. In a global landscape where technological rapids continue, more thought and effort must be deliberated to potential issues and questions such as:

  • “What creativity and innovations should we encourage?”
  • “How do we help to unleash such creativity and innovations?”
  • “What are the possible manifestations of such creativity and innovations in a changing and interconnected world?” and
  • “What could be the potential short and long term impact?”

The discussion is expected to draw practitioners, researchers, education leaders and policymakers to share on directions for educational research and practice.

NIE Director, Professor Tan Oon Seng will be part of the panel with Mrs Chua-Lim Yen Ching, Deputy Director-General of Education (Professional Development) and Executive Director, Academy of Singapore Teachers, Ministry of Education. University of Virginia’s Dean of the Curry School of Education, Professor Robert C Pianta will also be part of the panel while the session is moderated by President of the University of Virginia, Professor Teresa A Sullivan.

Please refer to Annexe A for their brief profiles.