Dr. Duriya Aziz Singapore Wala

Senior Vice President

Scholastic Inc

Dr Duriya Aziz Singapore Wala is Senior Vice President and Publisher at Scholastic International (Education). In this capacity, she has the immense privilege to be a learning and reading ambassador among educators, learners and their parents around the world. She is immensely proud and humbled by her work with educators, students and schools around the world. She has written several textbooks and developed digital programs for language learning. She has been responsible for introducing Singapore math-based programs to more than 50 countries around the world. Her doctoral research at Leeds Metropolitan University culminated in the presentation of a systemic functional linguistics-based framework for developing and evaluating instructional materials. Her Master in English Studies at the National University of Singapore focused on the role of teacher feedback in materials development for language teaching. She also has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde. She is passionate about driving systemic change in teaching and learning particularly in jurisdictions that are poorly resourced and advocates for democratizing professional learning for all educators and access to good pedagogical practice-based instruction that is contextually and culturally appropriate for all learners.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Wellbeing Space

17 November 2022 | 11:50 - 12:10 | English | Accelerating social competence, resilience and learning for all students

Developing social competence and resilience in students and catching up and accelerating learning continue to be key concerns for stakeholders globally, as we emerge out of the pandemic. In this session, we present evidence-based best practices as well as pedagogical innovations and testimonials from educators about accelerating student well-being and learning. Participants will use a framework to adapt their own practices to accelerate student wellbeing and learning.