Back to Learning
July 5, 2011 (Tuesday)
4:30-6:00 pm
Learning should be central to education, but is it? Top researchers on learning and policy leaders will gather in Hong Kong for a dialogue. The theme is how to restore learning as the core of education policy concerns, and to make sure fore-running research results on learning will inform policy-making and impact education. In this public forum, they will share with educators and the general public in Hong Kong their insight and recommendations at the end of the dialogue.
Prof. Cheng Kai Ming, Co-convener of the Strategic Research Theme on the Sciences of Learning, HKU
Prof. Nancy Law, Director of Centre for Information Technology in Education, HKU
Lead Speakers:
Dr. Mmantsetsa Marope, Director, Division for Basic to Higher Education and Learning, UNESCO, Paris
Prof. Keith Sawyer, Professor of Psychology and Education, Washington University in St. Louis
Mr. Kenneth Chen, Under Secretary for Education, Education Bureau, HKSAR
Contributing Speakers:
Dr. David Istance, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), OECD
Prof. Diana Laurillard, Chair Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies in the Faculty of Culture and Pedagogy, London Knowledge Lab
Dr. Francesc PedrĂ³, Chief, Sector Policy Advice, Planning and Development of Education Systems Division, UNESCO, Paris
Dr. Gwang-Jo Kim, Director UNESCO Bangkok
Dr. Marcela Gajardo, Director of PREAL, Chile. Educational reform expert in Latin America
Prof. Marcia Linn, Professor of Cognition in GSE of UC Berkeley, Former President of ISLS
Dr. Molly Lee, Senior Programme Specialist in Higher Education, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok
Prof. Naomi Miyake, Professor at GSE, University of Tokyo, Former President of ISLS
Prof. Nirmala Rao, Professor, Early Childhood, The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Soo-Siang Lim, Director, Science of Learning Centers Program, NSF, USA
Dr. Yves Punie, Project Leader "ICT for Learning, Innovation & Creativity", European Commission Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
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