CONFERENCE DAY ONE: TUESDAY 8 MAY 2018

CONFERENCE DAY ONE: TUESDAY 8 MAY 2018

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

CONFERENCE DAY ONE: TUESDAY 8 MAY 2018

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

John Stewart, Creator, Living School

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John Stewart

Creator
Living School

Building Environments to Inspire Modern Students

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Redesigning Existing Buildings to Promote a Culture of Self-led Learning

Mat Davies, Oxford-Saïd Estate Director, Saïd Business School University of Oxford
Learning spaces are being redesigned to create innovative spaces which accommodate the changing dynamics of education and increase student engagement and motivation. Explore how to optimize every single inch of the campus 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.
Catalysing the new ways of teaching and learning
Integrating the innovative furniture and technology into non-traditional learning spaces
Expanding teaching and learning opportunities effectively

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Mat Davies

Oxford-Saïd Estate Director
Saïd Business School University of Oxford

Building Environments to Inspire Modern Students

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Reimaging the Next Generation Learning Spaces, Pedagogies and Technologies to Enhance Learning Outcomes

Modern students are better 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.
Reassessing existing learning structures, operations and process for future
Investing in the right mix of learning spaces, people and technologies
Leading and building a learning culture and environment

Building Environments to Inspire Modern Students

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Speed Networking

Building Environments to Inspire Modern Students

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM Morning Refreshment Break

The learning spaces are transforming base on the purpose of the curriculum. Students experience different layouts to explore different ways of learning. It is quite challenging to implement the layout in Circular or U Shape with existing furniture. The flexible furniture such as roller chairs, soft seating, bean bag chairs, and stools to give educators choice and variability throughout the day and develop curriculum that encourage leaners to become more collaborative, interactive and engaging. This will help students cultivate critical-thinking skills.
Transforming the learning space with innovative design, layout, furniture and technology
Redesign learning space and align with the pedagogies to improve critical thinking and interpersonal skills
Improving communications and engagement

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Dr. Abhishek Singh Bhati

Campus Dean
Singapore Campus - ‎James Cook University
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Dr. Divaharan Shanti

Associate Professor- Learning Sciences & Technologies
National Institute of Education
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Clare Newton

Architect and Doctor of Education
The University of Melbourne
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Dr Lim Sok Mui

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

Building Environments to Inspire Modern Students

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Aligning Pedagogy with Flexible Furniture to Accelerate Learning

· Identifying new modes of learning and teaching
· Incorporating learning activities with furniture like arrange furniture to find the area and perimeter of the area
· Creating a bright and spacious, fun and collaborative environment to increase learning outcomes

Building Environments to Inspire Modern Students

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Lunch

Case Study Spotlight

K12

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

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Nitiphan Phanwiroj

Director
Kensington International Kindergarten

K12

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

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Robert Bauer

Director of Innovation & Technology
American International School of Guangzhou

K12

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

K12

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

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Ng Shu Ping

Director of Pedagogy
E-Bridge Pre-School

K12

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM Creating Digital Learning Experiences to Retain Student’s Interest

Dr. Edward Groughan, Principal, Australia International School Singapore
· Revamping the learning spaces to support immersive technologies and different types of activities: classroom layout, furniture swivel chair or standing at a table
· Designing immersive content like virtual trip with VR
· Build awareness about the potential of VR/AR and mixed reality experiences on campus

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Dr. Edward Groughan

Principal
Australia International School Singapore

HIGHER EDUCATION

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Designing a Blended Learning Space to Strengthen Student Engagement

Bob Fox, Curriculum Academic Lead, The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Blended learning has become a central concern in education. Ensuring quality student engagement while making the most of digital learning and face-to-face environments requires a reconsideration of physical learning spaces. This presentation explores technology-rich blended learning and new uses for physical learning spaces to ensure effective student learning and engagement.

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Bob Fox

Curriculum Academic Lead
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

HIGHER EDUCATION

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM Redesigning Learning Spaces to a Smart Classroom to Nurture Career-Ready Students

Claire O’Malley, Pro Vice Chancellor (Global), University of Durham
  • Best practices to transform learning spaces with different classrooms layout, design and new technologies
  • Facilitating learning by guiding to let students engaged and learn more
  • Gathering feedback from the students and educators to measure the result

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Claire O’Malley

Pro Vice Chancellor (Global)
University of Durham

HIGHER EDUCATION

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

HIGHER EDUCATION

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM Transforming Teaching and Learning with Innovative Learning Spaces

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Change is good. What’s even better? Continuous change. Today, educators have to be more innovative to change the way of teaching to retain student attention and interest. Exploring some innovative teaching methods which prepare your graduates for future job market better.
  • Identifying the object of innovating the learning spaces
  • Digitalizing the curriculum with physical learning spaces to enrich learning experiences in classroom
  • Maximising the learning outcomes with an interactive physical and online curriculum

HIGHER EDUCATION

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM Integrating High Technology Tools into Higher Education and Training to Enhance Learning Outcomes

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. Learning from SUTD in leveraging technologies such as VR, Robotics, Gamification into the learning spaces for Engineering, Healthcare and Architecture’s students to enrich their learning experiences.

· Mapping out the implementation strategy with pedagogy
· Providing targeted training to engage and promote changes within educators and students
· Bringing a reduction in the use of cadavers and cost in training

End Of Day One

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