Invitation to Teaching and Assessing 21st CC: An International Perspective

Invitation to Teaching and Assessing 21st CC: An International Perspective

Date & Time

09 October 2013, 00:00


Ministry of Education Language Centre Newton

Events Details

Time: 2.45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Global Cities in Education Network (GCEN) organised by the Asia Society (in the United States) is a mechanism for educators and decisionmakers in Asia and North America to collaboratively dream, design, and deliver internationally informed solutions to common challenges with which education systems are currently grappling.  

Global Cities Education Network Symposium is an important platform for participating countries to foster in-depth inquiry, planning, and action to address specific topics related to the themes of transforming learning and achieving equity. As invited by the Asia Society, and agreed by Ministry of Education Singapore, National Insitute of Education will be hosting the October 2013 GCEN symposium (GCEN III). Participants will include delegates from Chicago, Denver, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Toronto.

Programme Details:

2:15pm: Reception for teachers with light refreshments
3:00pm: Welcome remarks
  • Lee Sing Kong, Director, National Institute of Education 
  • Tony Jackson, Vice President, Asia Society
3:15pm: Assessing 21st Century Competencies
  • Brian Stecher, Associate Director RAND Education

Panel Discussion: Teaching and Assessing 21st CC: An International Perspective
Moderator: Tony MacKay, Executive Director, Centre for Strategic Education

  • Gen Ling Chang, Associate Director, Toronto District SchoolBoard
  • Maureen McLaughlin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary andDirector of International Affairs, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • Wong Siew Hoong, Deputy Director-General (Curriculum),Ministry of Education, Singapore
4:20pm: Q&A with Audience
4:50pm: Closing remarks
  • Tony Jackson, Vice President, Education, Asia Society