Back to Learning
Date:
 
July 5, 2011 (Tuesday)
Time:
 
4:30-6:00 pm
Venue:
 
Language:
 
English
Description:
 
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.
Chairpersons:
 
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
Respondent:
 
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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