27 June 2017
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools AEO (NIS) will hold the ninth NIS International Conference on 26-27 October 2017 on the theme of «Values, Wellbeing and Innovation for the Future of Education».
In order to address the principal themes of the conference, including values education, student wellbeing and innovation, the following speakers have been invited to participate in this year’s event:
Yuri Belfali, Head of the Early Childhood and Schools Department of the Education Division at the OECD (France), and coordinator of PISA and TALIS large-scale assessments;
Tim Oates, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment (United Kingdom), and an expert in the sphere of curriculum and assessment, working for many years as a consultant on educational policy for the Government of the United Kingdom;
Yan Wang, Director of the International Cooperation Department of the National Institute of Educational Science (China), Editor of Education Policy Reform Trends in G20 Members, has conducted and led more than 30 educational research projects, including World Bank projects;
Phil Lambert, Associate Professor, School of Education and Social Work, Sydney University (Australia), during whose time as Head of Sydney Department of Education, there was a significant increase in student achievement in external examinatinos, sport and arts;
Gordon Neufeld, Founder of the Neufeld Institute (Canada), author of Hold on to your Kids, expert on developmental psychology, formerly a teacher at the University of British Columbia, who had great success with students on his courses on the theory of student personality, developmental psychology, and parent-child relationships;
Carolyn Adams, Director of Strategy Development and Execution, International Baccalaureate has over 30 years experience in assessment and curriculum development; and,
Harry Patrinos, a specialist in returns to investment and economic indicators in education, at the World Bank Education Division, and one of the principal authors of Lifelong Learning in the Global Knowledge Economy and the author of a range of publications on academic and political themes, including more than 40 articles in academic journals.
Likewise, we anticipate the participation of leading experts in the fields of education and psychology, including Oon Seng Tan, Director, National Institute of Education (Singapore); Pasi Sahlberg, Professor, Harvard University (United States); Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor, Stanford University (United States); and, Martin Seligman, Professor, University of Pennsylvania (United States).
As of last year, potential presenters have been able to submit their papers through the online submissions system (http://conferences.nis.edu.kz), which will be reviewed by the NIS Academic Committee. Registration of participants likewise takes place online.
We offer a variety of opportunities for participation, including keynote speeches, presentations, roundtables, panel discussions, seminars, poster sessions, and an exhibition of educational resources.