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Conference Programme

Time

Day 1: Thursday 7 September 2017

Venue

8.00am

Registration

East Lobby

9.00am

Welcome Address

Mr Chan Poh Meng

President, Academy of Principals (Singapore)

Principal, Raffles Institution

 

Introduction by Conference Chair

Professor David Hawker

Durham University, United Kingdom

Ballroom East

9.15am

Plenary 1: The International Picture

Keynote

Dr Yuri Belfali

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

Key Messages from PISA 2015

Chair: Mr Andy Choong, St Anthony’s Primary School

Ballroom East

10.15am

Coffee/Tea Break

East Foyer

10.45am

Plenary 2: Assessment and Pedagogy

Keynote

Dr Joan Herman

University of California, Los Angeles, United States

Supporting Students’ College Success: The Role of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

Chair: Mr Sukhdev Singh, Compassvale Secondary School

 

Keynote

Professor Masahiro Arimoto

Tohoku University, Japan

Using Classroom Assessment to Improve Pedagogy – the Japanese Experience

Chair: Ms S Anitha, Xingnan Primary School

Ballroom East

12.45pm

Lunch

East Foyer

1.45pm

Spotlight Sessions 1

Venue

1A

Discussion led by Dr Yuri Belfali

Digging Deeper into PISA: The Challenges for Schools. 

Chair: Dr Cecilia Chan

Ballroom Central 1

1B

Discussion led by Dr Joan Herman and Professor Masahiro Arimoto

Assessing Deep Learning and Engaging Students Effectively – Innovation and Challenge at School Level.

Chair: Professor David Hawker

Ballroom Central 2

1C

Workshop led by Dr Martin Walker and Professor Robert Coe:

Exploring the (Un)Reliability of Traditional Examinations

Chair: Mrs Santhi Ramachandran, Balestier Hill Primary School

Ballroom Central 3

3.30pm

Coffee/Tea Break

East Lobby

4.00pm

Plenary 3: Assessment and Measurement

Keynote

Professor Elaine Chapman, University of Western Australia

How is Measurement Good for Education?

Chair: Mr Kenny Raphael Reyes, Elias Park Primary School

Ballroom East

5.00pm

Close of Day 1

 

 

Time

Day 2: Friday 8 September 2017

Venue

9.00am

Summary of Day 1 and Introduction to Day 2

Professor David Hawker

Ballroom East

9.15am

Plenary 4: Assessment and improvement

Keynote

Professor Robert Coe

University of Durham, United Kingdom

Student Assessment and Effective Learning: We Know How It Works – or Do We?

Chair: Mrs Koh Caiyu, Serangoon Junior College

Ballroom East

10.15am

Coffee/Tea Break

East Foyer

10.45am

Plenary 5: Assessment and Achievement

Keynote

Dr Cecilia Chan

Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Assessing Holistic Competencies – Through the Eyes of Students

Chair: Mr Lim Pang Chuang, Outram Secondary School

 

Keynote

Ms Martha Kaufeldt

Begin with the Brain, United States

Feedback to Feed-forward, and the Power of Do-overs

Chair: Mr Arthur Ngoh, Jurong West Secondary School

Ballroom East

12.45pm

Lunch

East Foyer

1.45pm

Spotlight Sessions 2

Venue

2A

Discussion led by Professor Robert Coe and Dr Elaine Chapman

Recent Developments in the Measurement, Evaluation and Promotion of Educational Effectiveness.

Chair: Dr Joan Herman

Ballroom Central 1

2B

Discussion led by Dr Cecilia Chan and Ms Martha Kaufeldt

Two Burning Issues - Assessing 21st Century Skills, and De-stressing the Test: Preparing Students for High Stakes Assessments.

Chair: Professor David Hawker

Ballroom Central 2

2C

Workshop led by Dr Martin Walker

Using Item Response Theory to Create More Reliable School Examinations.

Chair: Mdm S Anitha, Xingnan Primary School

Ballroom Central 3

3.30pm

Coffee/Tea Break

East Foyer

4.00pm

Plenary 6: Assessment and the Future

Speaker Panel and Open Plenary Discussion:

Innovation, Opportunities and Challenges

Chair: Professor David Hawker

Ballroom East

5.00pm

Close of Conference