Exchange and Collaboration

Exchange and 


A catalyst and a facilitator for

international discussion and collaboration

across nations, disciplines and sectors

In Focus

Educating Learners for Their Future - Not Our Past

Professor Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills

Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

September 17, 2021

… the future of education is no longer just about teaching students something, but more about providing them with a reliable compass and the tools to navigate with confidence in this world that is increasingly volatile, complex, ambiguous and uncertain, VUCA, as they called it.

In the past, it was enough to teach students… the established wisdom of our world. Today, it’s more or like helping students to question the established wisdom of the world to manage complex ways of thinking… (and) working… It’s no longer about we know what the answers are. It’s about finding what the right questions are. It’s about ways of thinking.

… one of the big challenges of an education system (is) to ensure coherence, to attract the most talented teachers to the most challenging classrooms, to align resources with needs, to give all students the opportunities to reach their potential.

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November 15, 2021

Professor Alma Harris

Deputy Head

School of Education

Swansea University

Wales, U.K.

Leading in Difficult Times -
Revisiting Moral Purpose

Professor Jonathan Plucker
March 31, 2022

Professor Jonathan Plucker

Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development

Centre for Talented Youth and School of Education

Johns Hopkins University, USA

Rethinking Educational Excellence:
A New Perspective on Developing Student Talent

May 27, 2022

Dr Ng Pak Tee

Associate Professor

National Institute of Education

Nanyang Technology University


Student and Teacher Well-being:
The Singapore Experience

Teacher Education in

Post-pandemic Times:

The Singaporean Experience

Professor Low Ee Ling

Past Events

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A New Political Economy of 

Teacher Development: England as Eccentric Outlier or Game-changing Forerunner?

Professor Viv Ellis

Reach for Greatness:

Personalisable Education

for All

Professor Yong Zhao

Global Trends and Challenges in Teacher Education and The Place of Teacher Inquiry 

Professor Marilyn

How Can We Prepare Educators for How People Learn? Implications of the Science of Learning for Educator Preparation

Professor Linda Darling-Hammond


The big idea is that, everything students need for their learning, teachers need too...that means we have to create experiences for them (teachers), that allow them to expand their experiences.