Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference 2017 – “Education for the Future: Creativity, Innovation and Values”

Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference 2017 – “Education for the Future: Creativity, Innovation and Values”

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The National Institute of Education held the 7th biennial Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference (RPIC) from 31 May 2017 to 2 Jun 2017.

Performance by Grace Orchard School - “Spintacular”

Guests at the RPIC 2017 opening ceremony

Opening address by Director NIE Prof Tan Oon Seng


DGE Mr Wong Siew Hoong viewing schools showcase

Themed “Education for the Future: Creativity, Innovation and Values”, this conference served as a global platform for teachers, school leaders, policymakers and researchers to engage in discussions that center on the conference theme and exchange ideas on how pedagogical practices and learning environments can be redesigned to enrich students’ learning.

This year’s conference attracted a turnout of over 1,300 local and international participants from countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, China, Finland, the Philippines, South Korea, UK and the USA.

“This conference is definitely a good avenue to learn, especially from overseas educational professors who share about their own experiences from their respective home countries,” said Conference Participant Ms Quah Swee Bee from St Stephen’s School.



DGE Mr Wong Siew Hoong launches the Singapore Teaching Practice

The following are highlights of the conference:

  • Launch of the Singapore Teaching Practice (STP) by Mr Wong Siew Hoong, Director-General of Education, Ministry of Education (MOE), at the opening ceremony on 31 May
  • 4 keynote presentations
  • LKY’s Educational Legacy and the Challenges of Success – A symposium
  • OER Signature Symposium
Panelists of LKY Symposium


OER Signature Symposium

Dr Jack Patel from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia shared, “I can honestly say that RPIC has been a resounding success in resonating and stirring up thoughts, discussions and dialogues across various disciplines in education.”

The four keynoters and their presentation titles are as follows:

  • Prof Clare Kosnik (University of Toronto) – A Teacher Education Program Housed with a Lab School: The Value of a Shared Vision and "Space" [Dr Ruth Wong Visiting Professorship Lecture]
  • Prof Robert Root-Bernstein (University of Michigan) – Teaching Creativity in the Classroom
  • Prof David Carr (University of Birmingham) – Moral Character and Virtue in Education and Public Life
  • Prof Kim Sung-il (Korea University) – Interest-based Learning: A New pedagogical framework for future education
Prof Clare Kosnik

Prof Robert Root-Bernstein

Prof David Carr

Prof Kim Sung-il

Associate Professor Cho Young Hoan from Seoul National University added, “The conference is very helpful in integrating educational theory with practice. As a researcher, I had many opportunities to understand the perspectives of teachers and to communicate with them about a specific research topic (e.g., flipped learning) in this conference.”

Poster presentations

Conference participant viewing exhibitions booths

Video Highlights of RPIC 2017: