Theme 1 – Shaping learning outcomes to produce graduates with the right-fit for future employment
Theme 2 – The impact of Industry 4.0 and Web 3.0
Theme 3 – Leveraging new technology to improve teaching delivery and enhance learning outcomes
Theme 4 – Enhancing resilience of private educators and securing quality outcomes
|0850||Arrival of Guest of Honour
Mr Patrick Tay Teck Guan, Member of Parliament, West Coast GRC & Assistant Secretary-General NTUC
Mr Viva Sinniah, President, SAPE
Mr Patrick Tay Teck Guan, Member of Parliament, West Coast GRC & Assistant Secretary-General NTUC
Mr Brandon Lee, Director-General (Private Education), SkillsFuture SingaporeBrandon will talk about key statistics and trends on the private education sector. He will also share his thoughts on how the education landscape and CPE’s approach have evolved over the years and whether the sector is heading in the right direction.
Next Stage of Economic Evolution: Asianisation
How the Private Education industry can take advantage of it
Mr Francis Tan, Economist, UOB Group
The 19th century was a period where the Great Britain prospered on the back of the industrial revolution. The US took over that role in the 20th century as it became the world’s largest economy. Now, the economic tide has arrived in Asia in the 21st century – thus the term “Asianisation”. With the unstoppable shift in economic prowess to Asia, it was no doubt that Western economies are taking up a protectionist stance, in a bid to maintain their market share. What’s the fate of Asia and ASEAN and should the private education industry still focus on this economic pie? UOB economist Francis Tan puts out the facts, highlights the biggest challenges for Singapore, and points out the opportunities underneath.
Tea Break I
|Level 3 & 4|
Trends shaping the industry and commerce. Change is NOT the only constant! Preparing the minds to weather the disruptions and thrive on them.
Mr Ajit Aras, Executive Vice President, Sharp Electronics Singapore
The industry, as well as the world around us faces the greatest changes in history. Both the intensity and spread of change are higher today than any time before. Pretty much every sector of the industry, is disrupted by this wave of innovations. Are our young minds ready for the opportunities and threats posed by the technological innovations and the knowledge economy? What would be the “must have” skills to survive and thrive in this unpredictable but exciting future?
4th Industry Revolution, Higher Education, and the Future of Skills
Dr Nancy Gleason, Director for Teaching and Learning, Yale-NUS
We are now in a new global economy where the fusion of several technologies is not only automating production, but also knowledge. Artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, blockchain, and biotechnology are all coming together to change how we work and live. Fast paced disruptions require that higher education institutions respond to help develop lifelong learners in new ways. Providing robust experiential learning, liberal arts pedagogy, and micro-credentialing of adult learners are essential first steps. While new job categories are hard to conceive, creative thinking, negotiation, and cognitive agility are anticipated to be essential future skills in the automation economy. The so-called, ‘robot revolution’ is upon us, and this talk provides an overview of key characteristics.
Shaping learning outcomes to produce graduates with the right-fit for future economy and sustainable employment
Moderator: Dr Lee Kwok Cheong, SIM Holdings Pte Ltd
Panellist: Mr Brandon Lee, Mr Francis Tan, Mr Ajit Aras & Dr Nancy Gleason
|1210||Networking Lunch||Level 1 Cafeteria|
Raising The Bar Through Quality Framework
Gearing Up for The VUCA Era
Holistic Approach to Future Learning Behaviour
|1325||Developing Self-Scoring Toolkit for the EduTrust Certification Scheme
Mr Ramasamy Somasundaram
Deputy Chief Assessor
Committee for Private Education
Rama will be sharing on how PEIs could develop an EduTrust Self Evaluation Questionnaire (SEQ). The SEQ could be used as an instrument to review the systems and process of the PEI and identify strengths and areas for continual improvements resulting in better administrative and academic outcomes.
|Cyber Resilience for Private Education Institutions
Mr Hoi Wai Khin
Director, Risk Advisory, RSM
Ms Sylvia Loh
Director, Accounting, RSM
We can no longer keep YOU out. No matter how high we build our walls, there is always a way for cyber criminals to infiltrate our network. The sobering reality today is that cyber attackers are adapting at a much faster pace than security solutions are being developed to protect us. From the many recent data breach headlines, it is evident that traditional security measures such as firewalls and anti-virus solutions are no longer adequate. It is now not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ a cyberattack will happen. Businesses must be prepared for the eventuality of breaches and attacks. Instead of just blocking attackers, forward thinking leaders should look at building cyber resilience to mitigate the impact and to ensure business continuity. A strong cybersecurity posture is critical to an organisation’s financial stability and profitability because it protects the company’s assets, fosters a vibrant workspace where growth and innovation can prosper.
|The Design of Motivation
Ms Goh Lih Ing
Efficacy & Research Manager, Asia, Pearson Education
Motivation is one of the most universal concerns of educators. How do we motivate students to learn more, deeper and better? What is “The Growth Mindset”? What is “Motivation Design”? In this workshop, we explore different theories of motivation and discuss ideas that are likely to influence students to be proactive and self-regulated learners.
|1355||Employability for the New Generation: Practices and Perspectives
Mr Guy Perring
Regional Director, i-graduate Asia
This interactive workshop is designed to ensure that institutions review employer input as well as higher education practices to bridge the gap between education and the world of work. Of major focus and concern for institutions, government and regulatory authorities is ensuring successful employment outcomes for their students and the workshop will explore how to embed employability in all your learning and teaching activities. We will look at benchmarked data across Singapore as well as some global and regional comparisons. Drawing across best practice within the SAPE membership as well as globally, participants will gain an understanding of how crucial this area is to student satisfaction/ recommendation and will have clear examples to draw on to implement these practises within their institutions.
|1425||Better Business by Design
Mr Andrew Pang
Design Business Chamber Singapore
The emergence of new technologies in the last decades has led to disruptions in many traditional business sectors. Organisations like Airbnb, Grab and Netflix are prime examples of how new businesses have successfully used technology to disrupt existing businesses. But companies that merely adopt technology thinking that it is the answer to all existing issues have been left disappointed. In this era of VUCA, how do we ensure that our work remains relevant and viable? Come and discover what plays a very important role in shaping the future of businesses?
|Promoting Mental Wellness of Students to Achieve Desirable Learning Outcomes
Ms Porsche Poh
Silver Ribbon (Singapore)
As studies have shown that student resilience and wellbeing are essential for both academi and social development, Porsche will highlight how school institutions could play a part in promoting mental wellness of students to achieve learning outcomes and share a list of effective mental health initiatives launched by local and overseas universities. She would also share on the mental health resources to support students with emotional issues.
|1455||Tea Break II||Level 3 & 4|
Mission (Im)Possible: A Future Ready Graduate
Dr Trivina Kang, Associate Dean, Professional and Leadership Development (Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning), National Institute of Education, Singapore
In times of global economic and technological changes that have reshaped the workplace in radical ways, does the university or “academy” still have a role in preparing a future ready workforce? Why should students still go to universities if information can be so quickly “googled” and readily “you-tubed”? How can higher education better meet the needs and expectations of the millennials who are entering higher education?
Predictive Learning Analytics
Mr Marcel Creed, Director, Market Development, Tribal Group APA
Defining, measuring and then predicting learning outcomes, as well as the conditions necessary to develop and sustain desirable outcomes, is the substance of exemplary teaching practice.
The ‘Predictive Learning Analytics’ session sets out how the educational institution can refine its teaching practice through understanding a range of factors that influence learner outcomes. We review predictive learning practices in conjunction with educational technology products and services to strengthen learner outcomes and practitioner insight. Fundamental to this is the effective use of student data that is readily available for maximising outcomes in individual student and organisational performance.
Learning Technologies as the Future of Learning: Understand, Implement & Evaluate
Ms Goh Lih Ing, Efficacy And Research Manager, Asia, Pearson Education
As the future of work unfolds, what makes us human is what will make us employable. The increasing importance of learning technologies is directly related to an increasingly technology-driven job market. Fundamental skills in using technology to teach and learn are required for effective delivery of content, knowledge and skills, as well as engaging students in deep, meaningful learning. “Any learning technology must be understood as just one part of an instructional system, not as a learning intervention unto itself.” Understanding the tool, selecting the tool, implementing it and evaluating it would be critical in enhancing the teaching and learning experiences.
Roles of education institutions in the current era and how to leverage on new technologies to improve teaching delivery and enhance learning
Moderator: Dr John Fong, CEO, SP Jain School of Global Management
Panellist: Dr Trivina Kang, Mr Marcel Creed, Ms Goh Lih Ing & Mr Andrew Pang
Dr Dale Anderson, 1st Vice President, SAPE