Global Learning

Global Learning

Find out about the latest innovations in education from global perspectives. Discover key international education issues and solutions, be empowered and ask the questions you've always wanted to. Experience these dynamic workshops first-hand and learn how to future proof your school.

10:30 - 10:50Action Mats = fitness through play

Jonathan Bhowmick, founder of Action Mats Ltd, is the host of a session looking at the importance of physical activity and exercise in children, with a particular emphasis on early years and primary ages. The link to wellbeing and learning will be explored as well as the development of resilience, trust, teamwork and collaboration that are engendered through PE.

Amongst other things, Covid and the associated privations, has meant increased inactivity levels and increased social isolation, particularly in children, which harms mental health, and which can have long-lasting detrimental effects. The presentation will look at strategies to develop teamwork and social (soft) skills through physical activity based games and challenges.

 

Language : English

Topic : Early Years

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11:30 - 11:50Leveraging technology to supercharge teaching and learning

Hear from Toddle’s founder, Deepanshu Arora, as he discusses how equipping teachers with the right technology can have a transformational impact in K-12 schools. He will share stories of how schools around the world are leveraging technology to streamline teacher workflows, to deeply personalise learning, and to bring their community together.

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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12:40 - 13:00Using education technology to effectively engage parents in their child’s learning journey

Hear from Schoolbox’s James Leckie and Taaleem’s Glen Radojkovich, as they discuss how technology can help K-12 schools deliver a consistent experience for students and parents alike. Actively engage parents in their child’s learning to enhance parent engagement, by communicating in real time using innovative and collaborative tools when tracking student progress.

 

Language : English

Topic : Curriculum

Speakers:
  • James Leckie | Director and Chief Product Owner | Schoolbox
  • Glen Radojkovich | Deputy Director of Education and Director of IB & UK Curriculum | Taaleem Education

13:10 - 13:30Educational Performance Indicators

Educational Performance Indicators.

Language : Arabic

Topic : Leadership and Management

Speaker:
  • Dr Ali Alalmaey | Adviser at the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS) | The Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS)

13:40 - 14:00What works – a global perspective on unleashing evidence into policy and practice

Mobilising evidence to improve pupil outcomes is more than just a nice addition to our work as educators. Educational attainment is one of the clearest indicators of life outcomes, including employment, income and social status. It is also a strong predictor of attitudes and wellbeing. In this talk, Richard will discuss challenges and solutions to the use of evidence in the classroom that are emerging from around the world. This will include a discussion of the work that Education Development Trust is doing leading the FCDO What Works Hub and the way in which principles of evidence-based practice from healthcare are being applied in Sierra Leone, Jordan and Lebanon.

Language : English

Topic : Learning Environment

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14:10 - 14:30Tolerance as Pillars of Curriculum Innovation - A workshop on implementing the integrated Ministry of Education's Moral, Social and Culture Programme

The Humanities Integrated Syllabus, driven by the Moral, Social and Cultural Studies curriculum aims to realise the Ministry of Education’s vision of an ‘Innovative education for a knowledge, pioneering and global society’. by developing morally strong individuals, who exhibit the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to make sense of the world around them and thrive as happy, successful and responsible global citizens.

Language : English

Topic : Curriculum

Speakers:
  • Zachary Smith | Curriculum Specialist | United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education
  • Shaida Raju | Curriculum Specialist - Acting Head of Education Design | Ministry of Education

14:40 - 15:00The Role of Education Quality in National Economy

There has been consistent evidence that education can bring large economic rewards for individuals and society. Improving the development of human capital in a country can generate an increase in income, drive economic growth, and improve the equality of income distribution. Higher academic achievement translates to higher wages, higher participation in the labor market, and lower unemployment. This paper presents the findings of the empirical study hat is conducted jointly by the Education and Training Evaluation Commission and the World Bank Group. It utilized cross-country panel data to estimate the effect of education quality measured by the World Bank’s indicator known as Harmonized Test Score on two indicators of economic outcomes: GDP growth and youth unemployment rate. It also forecasts the long-run impact of improved education quality on economic outcomes.

Language : English///Arabic

Topic : Leadership and Management

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15:40 - 16:10Data for school improvement

Data is a very valuable tool, having the right data will enable school leaders to drive school improvement priorities. During this presentation, Zen Khan Head of Business Development at Education Perfect will discuss the importance of having the right systems to effectively gather meaningful data and how schools throughout the Middle East are using data to support pupils' progress and help them achieve all they are capable of.

 

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

Speaker:
  • Zen Khan | Head of Business Development Education Perfect & Partner Zen Professional Development

16:20 - 16:40Investigating the Effect of an Educational Leadership Program on School Leaders’ Performance: A Multilevel Conceptual Framework Approach

This paper examines the effect of Bahrain Teachers College (BTC) higher diploma of education leadership program (ELP) offered to school leaders on their performance using a multilevel conceptual framework and a 360-degree feedback approach. The multilevel conceptual framework consisted of 4-levels, namely: self-learning, changing others, embedding changes in school practices, and sustainability of change and scaling up the school performance. The study questionnaires were designed on the basis of the framework and distributed to a study sample which consisted of 141 program graduates from 9- cohorts (2009 – 2017), 419 school teachers and 17 MoE officials. The findings revealed that all three sample groups perceived the program to positively affect its graduates’ performance in the four impact levels.

Language : English

Topic : Higher Education / Vocational

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10:30 - 11:30Education Anytime Anywhere: Meeting Learner Expectations in 2023 and Beyond

From blackboard to palmtop, digitisation has delocalised education and made it available on demand. Access is now only constrained by device and data, but learning is an altogether different matter. Enabling interaction, reflection and response in a digital world is quite a challenge, and the need for physicality trumps the ease of access by digital means. This throws up tremendous challenges for both the teacher and the learner.

Session will cover:

Is access no longer an issue or is there an emerging digital divide?

A hybrid in the making. But how much and how far?

How do learners respond? Is learning by doing the answer?

Is education making future ready citizens? Effectiveness versus efficiency?

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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11:45 - 12:45Edtech By and For Digital Natives – Engaging, Enabling, Empowering

Digitisation is here to stay but the demand and need for offline education is equally robust and relevant and in fact, has grown stronger post the pandemic. However, inroads by Technology in the educational process have been deep, diverse and long-lasting. The question that confronts educationists is no more ‘Why tech, but what and how much of tech?’ The ideal hybrid is continually in the making and is totally contextual and domain specific.

Session will cover:

EdTech’s existential dilemma - More Tech or more ED?

EdTech: Complementary or supplementary?

Engagement - Is it EdTech’s raison d’être?

Digital Native Students: Role & Skill demanded from our educators?

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

Speakers:
  • Arpana Ruth | Principal | Ingraham Institute
  • Nitin S. Komawar | Director, Co-Founder & CEO | Grok Learning Private Limited
  • KK Ashraf | Founder Director and Chairman | AURA Edify Global Schools, and Managing Director - Al Basma British School
  • Kanak Gupta | Group Director | Seth M R Jaipuria Schools
  • Dr Lakshmikanth Mylarappa | Vice President | Garden City University

13:00 - 14:00Quest for a New Educational Reality: Teacher Competencies in a Disruptive Age

With the increased democratisation of access to knowledge the role of the teacher has undergone techtonic shifts. From being a ‘Sage on the Stage’, the teacher is increasingly looked upon as a ‘Guide by the Side’. Nevertheless, being a knowledge repository remains the core of the teaching profession, but other competencies like communication, facilitation, conflict resolution and coaching skills are expected and demanded off the new age teacher. This is both a challenge and an opportunity.

Session will cover:

What are the core competencies that a teacher needs to demonstrate?

Teaching is additionally a performance. Has that changed in the digital world?

Teacher as a facilitator is much accepted today. But what does a teacher facilitate?

Is new knowledge creation a worthwhile competency for a new age teacher?

Language : English

Topic : Curriculum

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14:15 - 15:15Ways of Wellbeing to bring joy back into learning

‘Every child is curious until they go to school’ goes the saying. The competitive milieu that pervades education has put paid to the simple joys of wonder and learning. But without curiosity and wonder, no new knowledge is possible, and progress would then be a mirage. Teaching has to bring back the joy of learning and may be learning for the sake of knowing.

Session will cover:

If curiosity is the driver for innovation, how does one bring that back to education?

Competitive exams are increasingly the gatekeepers, is there a change for joy?

How do learners respond? Will we see a change as the economy changes?

What tools and techniques a teacher must have to bring joy back into learning?

Language : English

Topic : Early Years

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10:30 - 10:50The international school’s market: Emerging developments and trends

Nalini Cook, Head of Global Research at ISC Research will share notable developments occurring within the English-medium international schools market throughout the Middle East, and will highlight some of the emerging trends within innovative practice across the global international schools sector.

ISC Research is the leading producer of independent data, trends and intelligence on the global English-medium international schools market. Its reports and data solutions provide access to detailed market data and intelligence to inform decisions on school planning, school improvement, and to support brand new school development and investment.  

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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11:00 - 11:20Effective phonics teaching using stories, songs and actions

I think we all agree that it's important to teach early reading through phonics. What does good quality phonics teaching look like? We will talk about how phonics teaching can be structured and the way that elements such as stories, songs and actions can enhance children's ability to retain learning.

 

Language : English

Topic : Early Years

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12:00 - 12:20The initiative to raise the readiness of higher education graduates for the labour market (Jahizeyya)

The initiative to raise the readiness of higher education graduates for the labour market (Jahizeyya).

Language : Arabic

Topic : Higher Education / Vocational

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12:30 - 12:50Technology driving Higher Education – Needs & challenges

Talk about how technology is critical in higher education - especially in these times with covid and growing career opportunities for students in high school- how tech can help millions of students to identify their strengths and find their best fit universities globally.

 

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

Speaker:
  • Swati Seth | Regional Director- South Asia and Middle East | Cialfo Subcontinent Private Limited

13:00 - 13:20ASIST - A school professional development decision support system from Alef Education

Alef School Implementation Support Tools

Targeted to assist in decision making, ASIST welcomes its users to an automated world of tools, matrices, frameworks, rubrics, and learning communities that will facilitate their work, track their performance, and empower them with opportunities to learn and grow.

 

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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13:30 - 13:50Early detection: identifying the need for intervention based on trends in wellbeing data

In this talk, Linda will examine the importance of effectively measuring trends in wellbeing data to keep students and members of a school community safe and well.

Language : English

Topic : Wellbeing

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14:00 - 14:20Are we Maximising our Investments in Educational Technology?

Leveraging data collected from the EdTech App Report 2022, this presentation will outline a data-rich approach to support the detailed analysis needed to maximise schools' investment in technology. Investment in educational technologies is at an all-time high within schools, with an array of new digital tools and apps being introduced. More and more schools are including one-to-one device plans within their digital strategies and it is increasingly difficult to keep track of these investments in hardware and software to ensure productive usage toward enhancing student outcomes. Maximising these investments is a key question for school leadership and one that this session will explore in detail.

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

Speaker:
  • Colin McCabe | Director, International | Lightspeed Systems

14:30 - 14:50Toward a Cyber-psychology in the era of eLearning

The study tries to shed light on cyber psychological counselling and our need for it in light of e-learning. It deals with cyber counselling in terms of its definition, regulation of digital behaviour and the future of cyber psychological counselling in our schools. Researchers have relied on a descriptive approach in collecting data and information about the future of e-counseling based on models, scientific theoretical frameworks and applied studies conducted in the field. The results of this paper revealed multiplicity and diversity of definitions and concepts related to cyber counselling and e-learning. It is necessary to establish some type of prevention, counselling and to develop programs in schools to solve, resolve and prevent these issues. It provides a set of important and effective recommendations calling for psychological, cyber counselling in our schools.

 

Language : Arabic

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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15:00 - 15:20Using Machine Learning to evaluate Spoken Language Proficiency

We present a novel solution to speaking language assessment, one that is automated, can be scaled instantly, and can be applied effectively for placement and formative assessments in Education, or hiring assessments in the workplace. The AI-based spontaneous speaking assessment is conducted through a live authentic avatar that asks open-ended questions and evaluates speaking proficiency through state of the art speech and language assessment technology. We shall demonstrate how spoken language can be assessed in less than 10 minutes in the same manner a qualified human does it and discuss how Machine Learning is trained, validated, and used to comprehensively grade Fluency, Coherence, Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Relevance to establish the standard CEFR proficiency level of a candidate.

Language : English///Arabic

Topic : VR / AI / Robotics

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