Day 2: Teaching and Learning | 30th November 2022

Please note that all agenda timings are in Singapore Time (Greenwich Mean Time +8). All content will be available to delegates for on-demand viewing for 30 days after the conference has concluded.
9:00 am
Conference Registration and Guided Tour of the Conference Platform
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

A welcome to returning delegates to the conference and an overview of the two streams taking place on Day 2: EdTech and Management and Teaching and Learning.

Summer Howarth
Summer Howarth
Founder and Learning Designer
The Eventful Learning Co.
Confirmed
9:45 am
Opening Keynote Presentation – Elitism and International Schools
Based on the 2021 book Education and Elitism: Challenges and Opportunities, this talk looks at elitism in education and what the implications are for international schools.
Having outlined a short global history of elitism and education and defined the different parameters of the subject, for it is wide-ranging, Dr. Conrad Hughes will explore the following questions with delegates:
  • What are some of the ways that international schools often propagate elitism?
  • What can international schools do to make their schools less elitist?
Dr Conrad Hughes
Dr Conrad Hughes
Campus and Secondary Principal
The International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissière
Confirmed
10:30 am
Morning Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform.

11:00 am
Keynote Panel Discussion – Nothing About Us Without Us: Augmenting Student Voices and Agency in International Schools
  • How can schools empower students to become co-collaborators in determining the focus of their education?
  • The benefits of facilitating student leadership and ownership over DEIJ, sustainability, and wellbeing initiatives
  • The importance of acknowledging students’ role as key stakeholders and centring students’ voices, ideas, and concerns when developing your long-term school strategy
Stephen Taylor
Stephen Taylor
Director of Innovation in Learning and Teaching
Western Academy Beijing, China
Confirmed
Matt Seddon
Matt Seddon
Secondary Principal
Bangkok Patana School, Thailand
Confirmed
Kim Gration
Kim Gration
Assistant Head – Pastoral and Wellbeing
Harrow International School Hong Kong
Confirmed
Marc Kralj
Marc Kralj
Education Consultant
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Confirmed
11:45 am
Roundtable Discussion Series

Delegates are invited to attend one of the below interactive roundtable discussions in the Teaching and Learning stream. Please note that these roundtable sessions will take place concurrently and at the same time as the roundtable sessions in the EdTech and Management stream.

Roundtable 1 – Promoting a Culture of Bilingualism: Translanguaging in International Schools
  • What are the benefits of bilingual education and how can school leaders establish a culture of bilingualism within their school?
  • How can translanguaging benefit student learning experiences and embed them within the local culture in which their school is situated?
  • How can senior leaders source, recruit and retain teachers who are capable of teaching in a bilingual environment?
Tan Huynh
Tan Huynh
Language Specialist
KIS International School Bangkok
Confirmed
Roundtable 2 – Delivering Outstanding EAL Provision and Assessment
Marianne Dark
Marianne Dark
Head of EAL (Secondary)
Nexus International School Malaysia
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:45 pm
Panel Discussion – How Can Asian International Schools Meaningfully Embed DEIJ into Curricula?
  • How can schools adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of an increasingly local student population?
  • Negotiating the often Western-centric, colonial legacy of international curricula
  • Integrating local history and reflecting local identity meaningfully within the curriculum
  • How can schools diversify their curricula to foster intercultural learning?
Simon Probert
Simon Probert
Deputy Head
Harrow International School Shanghai
Confirmed
Xoài David
Xoài David
Co-Founder
Organisation to Decolonise International Schools (ODIS)
Confirmed
Dr Alexander Gardner-McTaggart
Dr Alexander Gardner-McTaggart
Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership
University of Manchester
Confirmed
2:30 pm
Case Study Presentation – Embedding Sustainability Within Your School Curriculum and Community
  • Hear how Prem Tinsulanonda International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, created a holistic sustainability strategy
  • Discover best practice guidance about how your school can likewise successfully and meaningfully incorporate sustainability within your curriculum and galvanise your whole school community
Dr Emma Shaw
Dr Emma Shaw
DP Environmental Systems and Societies Teacher, CP Coordinator
Prem Tinsulanonda International School
Confirmed
Lynda Rolph
Lynda Rolph
Head of Community
Prem Tinsulanonda International School
Confirmed
Charlotte Hankin
Charlotte Hankin
Eco-Committee Lead and Grade 3/4 Homeroom Teacher
Prem Tinsulanonda International School
Confirmed
3:00 pm
Afternoon Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to network with fellow delegates and speakers via the chat function on the conference platform.

3:30 pm
Panel Discussion – Rethinking Assessment and Innovating Accreditation
  • What is the product of international education? Is high academic attainment in the form of exam results still the aim?
  • What is the future of assessment?
  • Do current exam-oriented assessment practices fail neurodiverse and SEND students?
  • Is exam-based assessment useful for students when it comes to tertiary education?
  • How can schools meaningfully assess concept thinking skills?
Dr Jadis Blurton
Dr Jadis Blurton
Founder and Head of School
The Harbour School (THS) Hong Kong
Confirmed
Ross Parker
Ross Parker
Director of Technology & Assessment
International College Hong Kong
Confirmed
Rami Madani
Rami Madani
Head of School
International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Confirmed
4:15 pm
Fireside Chat – The World Beyond the Bubble: Preparing Students Academically, Emotionally, and Culturally for Life Beyond International School
  • How can schools equip students with the autonomy and research-based skills required to thrive in tertiary education?
  • How can students stand out from the crowd in terms of their university applications?
  • How can schools champion alternate pathways available to children for whom tertiary education is not the best option?
  • How can schools ensure that they are building capacity in learners to ensure success beyond the educational environment?
Sian May
Sian May
Head of School
The Alice Smith School, Malaysia
Confirmed
Fathma Mauger
Fathma Mauger
Principal
Larrakeyah Primary School, Australia
Confirmed
4:45 pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks
Summer Howarth
Summer Howarth
Founder and Learning Designer
The Eventful Learning Co.
Confirmed