CAMBRIDGE, England, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Teachers from a wide variety of different schools and countries who use Cambridge qualifications will gather in Singapore in October for the annual Cambridge Schools Conference. The conference, entitled 'Educating today's learners for tomorrow's world,' will explore the development of confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learners. It will also cover the development of learning through the effective use of technology.
Providing an opportunity for teachers to listen to keynote presentations from experts, engage with panel discussions, share best practice in facilitated workshops and meet in interest groups, this year's conference will be held at United World College South-East Asia East Campus, Singapore, between 16 and 17 October.
The Cambridge Schools Conference will feature some excellent speakers from the world of international education and will include keynote addresses from:
- Ayesha Khana, Chief Executive, Urban Intel - with a view to uncovering whether we are preparing our youth for the jobs of the future, Ayesha will discuss trends in disruptive technologies and globalisation, as well as new paradigms of education including approaches such as flip teaching and blended learning. Giving examples from experiments around the world, the talk will draw out important lessons for Asia and its youth, and opportunities for educators in the region to leapfrog ahead of the West by leveraging its strengths and making the right interventions in the education system today.
- Professor John G. Hedberg, Professor of ICT and Education, Macquarie University, Sydney will explore how technology can be easily integrated into the classroom to support teaching and learning. The session will explore the benefits of multimodal representation of concepts with images, words, motion and dynamic sequences.
- Dr Phil Kirkman, Teacher Associate, University of Cambridge will aim to move beyond the important conversations about what it means to teach with and through the medium of digital technology, and offer a critical stance towards technology integration, exploring what works, how it works and why it works in today's digital age.
Tristian Stobie, Director of Education, Cambridge International Examinations said: "Cambridge Schools Conferences are valued by teachers as excellent professional development and networking opportunities. They are successful because of the expertise and enthusiasm brought to them by teachers who represent a wide variety of countries and cultures. Preparing learners for life in the modern world is a complex, challenging and rewarding task. Many schools claim to offer an education that achieves this outcome but it is very hard to measure progress. While students need to be educated for an increasingly global world, schools operate in very specific local and cultural settings which give them their own unique and special identity. Education has to be both local and global. We look forward to welcoming teachers to share ideas and contribute to a better understanding of this important area."
Teachers can join the conference to reflect on this topic and to meet fellow Cambridge teachers. The conference will be held at United World College South-East Asia East Campus, Singapore, from 16-17 October. To find out more about the event and to view the full programme, please visit http://www.cie.org.uk/csconf2013
Optional training courses for teachers who want to find out more about teaching and assessing skills in English, Science and Language awareness, will be held on Friday 18th October. To register your interest please email email@example.com.
About Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Examinations is the world's largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5−19 year olds. Our qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.
We are part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a not-for-profit organisation and a department of the University of Cambridge. We share in their mission of providing excellence in education.
Our programmes and qualifications develop successful learners and support the economic performance of countries where we work at national level.
SOURCE Cambridge International Examinations