WISE AT BEIJING - ENGLISH VERSION OF PROGRAM HELD NOV 2016 - QUERIES ON CONNECTIOMS WELCOME CHRIS.MACRAE@YAHOO.CO.UK
INNOVATING FOR EQUITY
Welcome Address by Ms Wu Qidi Former Vice Minister of Education of China
Welcome Address by Mr Gao Youzhen Former Chinese Ambassador to Qatar 2016
WISE Awards Ceremony Keynote by Mr Charles Leadbeater Innovation Expert and Associate, NESTA
Keynote by Dr Shannon May Co-Founder and CSO, Bridge International Academies FRUGAL
INNOVATION: HOW TO DO MORE WITH LESS? To handle the dilemma of compromise among educational opportunity, quality and cost, innovation can be and should be a frugal one. This panel will focus on how to do more with less. We should learn that frugal innovation is more than a strategy. It indicates a new frame of mind: one that sees resource constraints not as a liability but as an opportunity to promote equity in education.
MODERATOR Mr Gu Yuan, Founder, AHA Social Innovation School
SPEAKERS Mr Charles Leadbeater, Innovation Expert and Associate, NESTA
Mr Jaff Shen, CEO, Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation
Mr He Jin, Former Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Mr Fu Cairui, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hujiang
PANEL DISCUSSION AUDITORIUM 10.50 - 12.00 OPENING PLENARY SESSION AUDITORIUM 9.00 - 10.20 THE CHALLENGES OF RURAL EDUCATION With the rapid process of urbanization and modernization, rural society and the model of knowledge it represented is becoming marginalized. In China, millions of children are left behind in villages, or face the challenges of relocation, including cultural differences, forced labor and limited or no access to basic education. What are the new approaches and effective public policies that promote quality and equity in rural education, and support opportunities for rural children?
MODERATOR Prof Wu Zhihui, Director, Institute of Rural Education, Northeast Normal University
SPEAKERS Prof Zhang Linxiu, Director, Rural Education Action Program
Mr Zhang Zhuoyu, Deputy Director, Depart of Education of Shanxi Province
Ms Du Shuang, Founder, Growing Home
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2016 WISE AWARDS (PART I) Representatives of the 2016 WISE Awards winning projects address challenges linked to equity, access, literacy and numeracy and the skills gap. In this session, the project representatives present their vision and journey.
MODERATOR Mr Elyas Felfoul, Director, Policy Development & Partnerships,
WISE SPEAKERS Prof Juliana Najem, Project Manager, Education for Growth and Value Creation
Mr Allister Chang, Executive Director, Ideas Box
Mr Gabriel Stauring, Founder and Executive Director of iACT
PANEL DISCUSSION MULTI-FUNCTION HALL 10.50 - 12.00 PROJECT PRESENTATIONS BANQUET HALL 10.50 - 12.00 WHAT CAN CHINA LEARN FROM BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIES?
FACILITATORS Dr Shannon May, Founder and CSO, Bridge International Academies
Ms Shen Danxi, WISE Learner, Program Director, Sany Foundation
IMPROVING SCHOOLS THROUGH DESIGN THINKING FACILITATORS
Ms Xu Nanqian, Senior Design Researcher, IDEO Shanghai
Ms Chen Yao, Project Lead, IDEO Shanghai
WORKSHOP ROOM 001 (FLOOR 1, BUILDING C&D) 10.50 - 12.00 WORKSHOP ROOM 009 10.50 - 12.00
PANEL DISCUSSION AUDITORIUM 15.20-16.30
EDUCATION FOR EMPOWERMENT
Keynote by Mr Li Xigui, Principal, Beijing National Day School
Keynote by Dr Yan Wenfan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership in Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Keynote by Mr Anthony Mackay, CEO, Centre for Strategic Education (CSE) Melbourne
21ST CENTURY SKILLS AND THE FUTURE OF LEARNING The gap between the skills people have and the skills they need to succeed in the twenty-first century is conspicuous. In recent years the framework for twenty-first century skills has evolved remarkably but the definition and implementation of these skills differs among international organizations, particularly according to national contexts. The panel examines the twenty-first century skills framework, its implementation and will discuss concrete innovative learning models supporting relevant skills and values in learners.
MODERATOR Prof Xiong Bingqi, Vice President, 21st Century Education Research Institute
Mr Li Qingming, Principal of Haibei Education Group
Prof Zeng Xiaodong, Professor, Beijing Normal University
Ms Valerie Hannon, Board Director, the Innovation Unit
Ms Janhvi Kanoria, Education Portfolio Manager, Office of the CEO, Qatar Foundation
PLENARY SESSION AUDITORIUM 13.30-14.50 ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION FOR ALL Entrepreneurship education goes beyond teaching learners how to start their own businesses. It hones essential twenty-first century skills and is essential for all economies, especially for countries like China and India that are eager to transition from “Made in” to “Created in”. What are the policies and practices that make entrepreneurship education not a privilege for the rich but an affordable and accessible must for all learners?
MODERATOR Mr Jiang Xueqin, Education innovation expert, Author
SPEAKERS Ms Angelica Towne, Co-Founder and Global Director of Programs, Educate!
H.E. Mr Slim Khalbous, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and ICT of Tunisia
Ms Mervi Jansson-Aalto, Director, Omnia Education Partnerships
Ms Molly Wang, Head of Creatica Education Research Center
SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2016 WISE AWARDS (PART II) Representatives of the 2016 WISE Awards Winning projects address challenges linked to equity, access, literacy and numeracy and the skills gap. In this session, the Projects present their vision and journey.
MODERATOR Mr Andrew Yu, Founder, 1KG Box, 2016 WISE Awards Finalist
Mr Scott McMeekin, CEO, Jump Maths
Mr Claudio Sassaki, Co-Founder, Geekie
Mr Victor Lyons, Founder, Tara Akshar
PROJECT PRESENTATIONS BANQUET HALL 15.20-16.30 PANEL DISCUSSION MULTI-FUNCTION HALL 15.20-16.30 WORKSHOP ROOM 001 (FLOOR 1, BUILDING C&D) 15.20-16.30 PROJECT PITCH ROOM009 15.20-16.30
PRINCIPALS FACILITATORS Dr Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director of Research, WISE
Ms Ophelia Ma, Director of Curriculum Development at Beijing No. 4 High School International Campus
WISE LEARNERS’ VOICE The Learners’ Voice Program engages young people of diverse backgrounds and disciplines who share a passion for education. The Learners present a selection of the grass-roots projects they have designed throughout the year to address critical education challenges.
FACILITATOR Ms Dina Pasic, Head of Programs,
WISE WISE LEARNERS Mr David Lawless, Studio Y Fellow, MaRS Discovery District
Mr Vinicius Santos, Facilitator, Social Collaboration and Innovation Laboratory (COLLAB)
Ms Farah Mallah, Fellow, Teach for Qatar
Ms Raghad Aljughaiman, Business Development Analyst, Saudi Ministry of Labor
Ms Chen Yuxuan, Strategic Planner and Content Developer, The Annual Youth Education & Empowerment Summit
COLLECTIVE IMPACT FOR RURAL EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT MODERATOR
Ms Yang Guoqiong, Director, Online Education and Collective Impact Center, Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation
SPEAKERS Mr Shen Dongshu, Secretary General, Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation
Ms Xie Jing, Director, Office of Early Childhood Education, Guizhou Provincial Department of Education
Prof Li Minyi, Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University
SEMINAR CONFERENCE ROOM 4TH FLOOR 15.20 - 16.30 INNOVATING FOR EQUITY Conversation between
Prof Yang Dongping, President, the 21st Century Education Research Institute and
Mr. Stavros N. Yiannouka, CEO, WISE
LAUNCH OF WISE BOOKS AND LIFE BOOK
SPEAKERS Mr Charles Leadbeater, Author,
Mr Li Mao, Translator, Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers around the World (WISE Book)
Ms Valerie Hannon, Author,
Mr Liu Haisu, Translator, Learning a Living: Radical Innovation in Education for Work (WISE Book)
Ms Xu Xiaohong, Translator, Learning Reimagined: How the Connected Society Is Transforming Learning (WISE Book); CoAuthor, Reinventing Education for Life (LIFE Book)
Mr Jiang Xueqin, Co-Author, Reinventing Education for Life (LIFE Book)
Ms Li Yongqiang, President, China Renmin University Press
Ms Xu Li, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, China Renmin University Press
FUTURE 9’ Nine-minute talks by nine inventors to bring you a look inside the education of tomorrow. CLOSING DIALOGUE & BOOK LAUNCH AUDITORIUM 16.30- 17.15 MEET THE AUTHORS & SIGNING SESSION BANQUET HALL 18.30 - 20.00 TALKS MULTI-FUNCTION HALL 18.30 - 20.00 ORGANIZERS
The World Innovation Summit for Education was established by Qatar Foundation in 2009 under the leadership of its Chairperson, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. WISE is an international, multi-sectoral platform for creative thinking, debate, and purposeful action toward building the future of education. Through the Summit and a range of ongoing programs, WISE is a global reference in new approaches to education, promoting innovation and partnerships. Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, non-profit organization that serves the people of Qatar by supporting and operating programs in three core mission areas: education, science and research, and community development. The Foundation strives to nurture the future leaders of Qatar. By example and by sharing its experience, the Foundation also contributes to human development nationally, regionally, and internationally. In all of its activities, the Foundation promotes a culture of excellence in Qatar and furthers its role in supporting an innovative and open society that aspires to develop sustainable human capacity, social, and economic prosperity for a knowledge-based economy.
LIFE is an education innovation initiative of research, advocacy and action that drives and promotes cross-sector collaborations in education innovation. The name of “LIFE” implies that education is about life, within life and throughout life. In additional to case studies, research projects and activities, the initiative holds Learners’ Innovation Forum on Education (LIFE), a biennial national wide event. The 2nd LIFE Summit will be held in Beijing from April 22 to 23, 2017, co-hosted by 21st Century Education Research Institute, Arete Education and Beijing Western Sunshine Foundation. Established in 2002,
21st Century Education Research Institute is a non-profit organization for research in educational policies and education innovations. The Institute is dedicated to educational research and policy advocacy from a nongovernment perspective. In the pursuit of “good education”, the Institute seeks to cultivate wisdom within and outside the education system to promote China’s education reform and development. In both 2014 and 2015, the 21st Century Education Research Institute was recognized as the 2nd most influential nongovernmental think tank by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences’ «China Think Tank Report».
Arete Education is aiming to drive excellence, explore human nature and pursue moral virtue. Its founder team inherits the great experience of both internet and social innovation industries with the mission of innovative education via technology. There are four core sections under Arete Edu: Online Education, Community Education, Research & Development and Educational Investment.
As China’s leading enterprise in online education, Hujiang is dedicated to providing convenient, high quality and comprehensive online education products and services. Hujiang has built 4 business units, which includes a website that provides online learning information, learning applications, online studying community and online courses platform, covering content from entrance examinations, study-abroad examinations, multi-language studies, and vocational skills to various arts.
Macao Tong Chai Charity Association was registered in Macao by Madam Susana Chou and her friend Peter Lam in Macao in 2006. Tong Chai encourages and supports projects that offer effective, innovative and sustainable solutions to major educational problems, with special focus on disadvantaged children’s access to quality education.
Zhejiang Zhipu Foundation Founded by the six founding members of Alibaba Group, Zhejiang Zhipu Foundation supports rural education and promotes healthy and sustainable relationship between human and the society, as well as between human and the nature.
Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation was founded in 2010. Positioning itself as a catalyst and market maker, Leping takes the approach of nurturing social enterprises and social innovation market that will eventually lead to an inclusive society that supports the development of every individual.