27 - 28 August, 2019


8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Coffee & Tea

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

John Stewart - Creator, Living School

John Stewart

Living School

9:00 am - 9:40 am Repurposing Existing Buildings to Promote a Culture of Innovation and Self-Led Learning

Mat Davies - Oxford-Saïd Estate Director, University of Oxford
Learning spaces are being redesigned to embrace innovation and accommodate the changing dynamics of education and increase student engagement and motivation.  Explore how to optimise every single inch of the campus through furniture and technology to support the way students learn today. 
Discover the most innovative idea from University of Oxford, where a historic building was given a new 21st century purpose and transformed to a hub to support entrepreneurship.

Mat Davies

Oxford-Saïd Estate Director
University of Oxford

9:40 am - 10:20 am Reimaging the Next Generation Learning Spaces, Pedagogies and Technologies to Enhance Learning Outcomes

Leanne Rose Munro - Manager of Learning Space Innovation Research, Monash University
Modern students are better multi- taskers and self-learners.  How can spaces encourage this change?  Many educators would agree that when it comes to 21st century learning, shifting to a student-centred classroom is the ideal practice.  This session will provide insights into how educators revamp learning spaces and invest in the right mix of classroom, pedagogy and technology that enable students to be future ready.multi- taskers and self-learners. How can spaces enable that change? Many educators would agree that when it comes to 21st-century learning, shifting to a student-centered classroom is a good practice. In this session, we will find out how educators reimagine learning spaces: classroom, pedagogy and technology that focus on preparing students for the future. 

Leanne Rose Munro

Manager of Learning Space Innovation Research
Monash University

10:20 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking & Morning Refreshment Break

  • Redesigning learning spaces and aligning pedagogy to improve critical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Incorporating the right mix of physical retrofits and digital integration in campus projects
  • How can ‘planning for change’ in library services and centres of study better advance student and staff engagement

Dr Abhishek Singh Bhati

Campus Dean
Singapore Campus - ‎James Cook University


Dr. Divaharan Shanti

Associate Professor- Learning Sciences & Technologies
National Institute of Education


Glen O'Grady

Director Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching (CHELT)
The Australian National University (ANU)


Dr Lim Sok Mui

Director - Centre for Learning Environment and Assessment Development (CoLEAD) Academic Programme
Singapore Institute of Technology

·         Journey to convert data to insights
·         New measurements and discovery that shape today’s teaching and learning practices
·         The do’s and don’ts when dealing with learning analytics

May Lit

Associate Director of Integrated IT Services Department
Singapore Management University

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

Case Study Spotlight


2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Creating and Designing a Physical Learning Space that Recognizes the Developmental Needs
Nitiphan Phanwiroj - Director, Kensington International Kindergarten
Learning spaces can potentially increase levels of student creativity, productivity and learning outcomes. Discover the best design that support philosophy and curriculum, which provides multiple sources of stimulation to encourage the development of physical, creativity, cognitive, emotional and social skills 
     Identifying the kid’s development’s needs and communicating with designers 
     Linking the design with the school philosophy to create a positive environment for learning where children, parents and teachers will join together on a journey of discovery 

Nitiphan Phanwiroj

Kensington International Kindergarten


2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Case Study: Creating an Effective Makerspace to Promote Collaborative and Creativity
Robert Bauer - Director of Innovation & Technology, American International School of Guangzhou
The American International School of Guangzhou has two campuses, and their MakerSpaces couldn't be more different. The elementary campus is compact and has no designated MakerSpace. The upper school is large and has multiple designated spaces. Yet both equally meet the needs of their students and have grown beyond the original intent of the program.
Join us to learn how the MakerSpaces at AISG have given rise to authentic learning and yielded projects that lived far beyond the end of the school year.
·          Considering MakerSpaces as a state of mind. Knowing the reason of introducing the concept into the school
·          Examining the equipment and resources which have yielded the most lasting results
·          Considering how MakerSpaces have supported the existing curriculum and extended learning in previously impossible ways 

Robert Bauer

Director of Innovation & Technology
American International School of Guangzhou


3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break


3:50 pm - 4:30 pm The Journey in Transformation of E-Bridge Pre-School Learning Spaces
Ng Shu Ping - Director of Pedagogy, E-Bridge Pre-School
·         Breaking away from traditional notions of learning spaces, image of child & educator
·         Supporting children's engagement and facilitating child-led inquiry within our classrooms
·         Teachers' accountability in documenting and observing children's learning

Ng Shu Ping

Director of Pedagogy
E-Bridge Pre-School


4:30 pm - 5:10 pm Going Digital on Campus with Immersive Technology
Thomas Tran - Director of Innovation Center, Stamford American International School
  • Redefining ‘Vision’ in Education? Hypothesising the learning market and its effect on 'institution’ based on environments
  • Identification and collaboration of where learning exists within the changing environment of learning
  • The role of VR/AR/MR within the ‘vision’ of education, the challenges, benefits, implementation, and adoption
  • Utilising immersive technology as a technology differentiator for dynamic student engagement

Thomas Tran

Director of Innovation Center
Stamford American International School


2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Augmenting Physical Spaces to Support Informal Collaborative Learning
Claire O’Malley - Pro Vice Chancellor (Global), Durham University
·         Best practices to augment physical spaces with mobile and sensor technologies to support informal learning
·         Facilitating learning by guiding and structuring the visitor experience to facilitate engagement and collaborative learning
·         Gathering feedback from visitors and educators to evaluate effectiveness of learning                       

Claire O’Malley

Pro Vice Chancellor (Global)
Durham University


2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Building the Greenest Campus in the World - EcoCampus initiative @NTU Singapore to Enrich Learning Experiences
Nilesh Y. Jadhav - Programme Director, EcoCampus, Nanyang Technological University Singapore
·         Introducing the EcoCampus initiative @NTU Singapore
·         Integrating technological innovations into learning spaces
·         Creating a learning spaces to promote outreach and community engagement
·         Designing a flipped classroom for the millennials 

Nilesh Y. Jadhav

Programme Director, EcoCampus
Nanyang Technological University Singapore


3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break


3:50 pm - 4:30 pm Redesigning Blended Learning Spaces to Strengthen Student Engagement
Professor Bob Fox - Curriculum Academic Lead Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Ensuring quality student engagement while making the most of digitally-based blended learning requires a reconsideration of physical learning spaces.
This presentation explores how technology-rich blended learning and new uses for physical learning spaces can help ensure effective student learning and engagement

Professor Bob Fox

Curriculum Academic Lead Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)


4:30 pm - 5:10 pm Leveraging Technology Tools and Trends to Enhance Learning Outcomes
Nachamma Sockalingam - Assistant Director, Learning Sciences Lab, Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD)
SUTD was established to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs, through a focus on design and multi-disciplinary curriculum and research.
Teaching and learning at SUTD leverages technologies in the fields of augmented reality, virtual reality, robotics and gamification to expand learning spaces and go digital in various disciplines, such as engineering, architecture and biomedicine to enrich learning experiences. 

Nachamma Sockalingam

Assistant Director, Learning Sciences Lab
Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD)

5:10 pm - 5:20 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One