CIS SYMPOSIUM ON INTERCULTURAL LEARNING | HONG KONG

Dates: 8 & 9 March 2018
Location: ESF Training Centre, Hong Kong

keynote speakers

Ian Jamison, Head of Education & Training, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

  • Leads a program called Generation Global that connects young people around the world to explore culture, values and identity through a pedagogy of dialogue. Gen G has worked with 5,000 participating schools across 49 countries in the last 9 years. 
  • Keynote focus: The role of technology in promoting intercultural learning and respect between cultures, deradicalization, and the importance of facilitated dialogue. Why it’s important not to avoid difficult topics.
 

Dina Mehmedbegovic, Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education

  • Research focus on multilingualism in culturally diverse environments
  • Keynote focus: Developing intercultural skills through an autobiographical approach

Jim Reese, Director of Professional Development Collaborative, Washington International School

  • Coordinates a variety of research/professional development projects in the Washington, DC, region that focus on inspiring deep thinking in learners, educating for global competence, and sharing best practices with the community at large.
  • Has worked as a consultant with Project Zero at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education for nearly 20 years
  • Keynote focus: Curriculum and pedagogical practices that move beyond abstract principles and get to the practical means of promoting global citizenship development.

 

 

 

 



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