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Simon Lebus, Group Chief Executive, Cambridge Assessment kicks off proceedings with his opening remarks.
Simon Lebus, Group Chief Executive, Cambridge Assessment
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An understanding of an international education in the context of global issues by David Smith, Economics Editor, The Sunday Times
An understanding of an international education in the context of global issues
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Saul Nassé, Chief Executive of Cambridge English Language Assessment, previously Controller of BBC Learning, talks about the the power of English and the importance of relevant and timely digital content.
Saul Nassé, Chief Executive, Cambridge English Language Assessment.
(15 Oct 2014, 17:24)
Marc Tucker of NCEE gives a history lesson on the education system in the USA: "Countries will survive and prosper only if they provide for almost all their kids a kind and quality of education that up to now they have provided only to their elites."
Marc Tucker, President and CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy, USA.
(15 Oct 2014, 14:54)
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David Graddol, Director of The English Company (UK) Ltd, illustrates how protesting students in Hong Kong are using English to communicate their agenda to the world.
Dr David Graddol, Director, The English Company (UK) Ltd.
(15 Oct 2014, 11:52)
"Do governments see international education as a threat?" "How do you measure soft skills?" Marc Tucker and David Graddol respond.
Speakers take questions from the floor and from colleagues in India, Johannesburg and Egypt.
Tim Oates of Cambridge Assessment warns against the dangers of 'naïve cherry-picking' and 'ineffective policy borrowing' from international surveys, but agrees that with careful thought and good understanding of other systems valuable lessons can be learnt.
Tim Oates, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment.
(15 Oct 2014, 15:45)
Isabel Nisbet of ALCAB: "values matter"; "we must educate in an international space"; "national education is a right, not an anachronistic embarrassment". To investigate the matters that Isabel is talking about in a little more depth, please see bibliography.
Isabel Nisbet, Executive Director, A Level Content Advisory Board (ALCAB).
(15 Oct 2014, 15:55)
Professor Jeremy Hodgen of King's College London reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of mathematics education in the UK. Do we over assess in the UK? Teachers say yes, but Jeremy says they are not using the information from assessment to inform teaching.
Jeremy Hodgen, Professor of Mathematics Education, King's College London.
Dr Karin Zimmer shares fascinating insights into the changes in educational policies and practice that Germany adopted as a response to TIMSS and PISA results of 1995 and 2000 respectively.
Dr Karin Zimmer, Researcher at German Institute for International Pedagogical Research.
(15 Oct 2014, 15:50)
"Local communities cannot function in isolation from international communities. The two need to work together." says Isabel Nisbet in response to a question on integrating cultural values with an international agenda.
The challenges of integrating international agenda with a national curriculum.
(15 Oct 2014, 07:37)
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Michael O'Sullivan, Chief Executive of Cambridge International Examinations, takes a brief look at the factors driving the change and the pressures for improvement at schools.
Michael O'Sullivan, Chief Executive of Cambridge International Examinations.
(15 Oct 2014, 16:50)
Dr Stephen Spurr, Managing Director of Reddam House Europe, former Head Master at Westminster School, talks about the benefits of international cooperation in the context of national competitiveness and calls for a 'creative fusion' of Socratic and Confucian approaches to learning.
Dr Stephen Spurr, Managing Director, Reddam House Europe.
(15 Oct 2014, 12:56)
David Barrs, Head Teacher of Anglo European School, shares his interpretation of International Baccalaureate and how his school adopts and embeds the values of IB into his school curriculum.
David Barrs, Head Teacher, Anglo European School.
(15 Oct 2014, 17:13)
Dino Varkey reveals the ingredients of success in private education: long-term, consistent accountability and prompt action on underperformance.
Dino Varkey, Group Executive Director and Board Member, GEMS Education Group.
(15 Oct 2014, 15:22)
Gisella Langè, Foreign Languages Inspector at the Italian Ministry of Education, shares the driving forces favouring innovative education models in Italy.
Gisella Langè, Foreign Languages Inspector, Italian Ministry of Education.
(15 Oct 2014, 13:38)
The audience and the speakers agree that teacher support, continuity and understanding of the needs of different communities will determine the success of educational changes.
Speakers and the audience discuss the role of teachers in international education.
(15 Oct 2014, 56:20)
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The audience, in the room and those watching around the world via live video link and on social media, further tackle the themes of 'transcending the borders of elitism', 'teaching empathy in a classroom', 'measuring pupils' progression' and 'developing intercultural awareness' as the driving factors of an all-rounded globalised education.
Audience and speakers call for collaborative work to improve international education agenda globally and nationally.
(15 Oct 2014, 09:37)
Tim Oates, Group Director of of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment delivers his closing remarks for the day.
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