Education Leadership Forum cum
Oxford University Press China’s
60th Anniversary

Learning beyond tomorrow

5 – 6 Nov 2021

Advancing knowledge and learning • Over 20 local & international speakers • Plenary Discussion • 18 webinars of future education, EdTech solutions & more

Organizer

Oxford University Press

Co-organizers

Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty of Social Sciences

Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Education Studies

The Education University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education

Strategic Partner

UNESCO Hong Kong Association Global Peace Centre

Supporting Organizations

Association of I.T. Leaders in Education (AiTLE)

eLearning Consortium

FilppedEducators@HK

Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education

UK Department for International Trade, British Consulate-General Hong Kong

EdTech Partners

BSD Education

EVI Services Limited

HKT education

Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited

Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

Overview

​ Educators in Hong Kong have been transforming to survive in the pandemic since Feb 2020. Some have accelerated their digital teaching skills whereas some are still struggling. As one of the market leaders in the education publishing industry, Oxford University Press (OUP) hopes to continue empowering educators to thrive in trying times. It is believed that people and organizations must come together to solve the problems for now and for the future. In its 60th operation in Hong Kong in 2021, OUP is organizing a forum to gather the best thoughts for the local educators and beyond to address their pedagogical and practical yearning and become more future-ready.

Programme

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2021/11/05 16:00 - 17:45

The Strategic Priorities to Support Local Schools to Become Future-ready
Cantonese & English
Professor Cheng Kai Ming, SBS, JP
Professor Cheng Kai Ming, SBS, JP
Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Kong Siu Cheung
Professor Kong Siu Cheung
Professor of Department of Mathematics and Information Technology • Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, The Education University of Hong Kong
Professor A. Lin Goodwin
Professor A. Lin Goodwin
Dean, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Atara Sivan
Professor Atara Sivan
Head & Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
Mrs Mitzi Leung
Mrs Mitzi Leung
Vice President of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association • Co-Chairman of the UNESCO HK Peace Project Committee
Mr Lin Chun Pong
Mr Lin Chun Pong
Principal, HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College
Ms Sylvia Chan May Kuen, MH
Ms Sylvia Chan May Kuen, MH
Principal, Ying Wa Primary School
Ms Betty Cheng
Ms Betty Cheng
Vice-president of FlippEducators@HK • Head of Professional Development, HKCCCU Logos Academy

How shall we support schools, teachers and students to become future-ready? ​The plenary discussion containing a panel of academics, school leaders and frontline practitioners will address the question from different perspectives. Being the key event of the OUP's "Learning Beyond Tomorrow" education leadership forum, this open and interactive discussion will inspire reflection and spark actions among various stakeholders of the education sector.​

2021/11/06 09:00 - 09:45

Keynote: Leading School and System Change in Post-Pandemic Time
English
Professor Michael Fullan
Professor Michael Fullan
Former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto

School systems in the world were not meeting the needs of most students prior to the pandemic. This presentation will show what was lacking in pre-pandemic school systems, and how despite short term-crises the current decade (especially 2022 and following) provides an opportunity to bring about essential changes in learning for students of the future. The presentation will identify the qualities of leadership that will be required to develop and support the next generation of learners who can survive and indeed flourish in the future.

2021/11/06 10:00 - 10:45

Mathematics and Learning beyond Tomorrow
Cantonese
Professor Frederick K.S. Leung, BBS
Professor Frederick K.S. Leung, BBS
Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education, The University of Hong Kong

Recent discourses on learning for the future generation have focused on the importance of technology and other “21st Century skills”, and seem to imply that old disciplines such as literature and mathematics are subjects for our past and not essential our students’ future. This presentation re-asserts the critical role mathematics plays in education. It is argued that the mathematical ways of thinking (e.g., logical reasoning), and the use of mathematical modelling in dealing with problems, are essential for the life of an individual, whether in the past or the present, and they may even be more important for the future.

2021/11/06 10:00 - 10:45

Translating Scientific Advances into Clinical Impact
Cantonese
Professor Dennis Lo Yuk Ming
Professor Dennis Lo Yuk Ming
Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

In this talk, Dennis shall talk about his journey from a secondary school student studying at St. Joseph's College, via Cambridge and Oxford Universities, and back to Hong Kong as a clinician-scientist. He shall talk about challenges that he faced as well as inspiration about how to train the next generation of scientists and technology entrepreneurs.

2021/11/06 10:00 - 10:45

Cultivating Curiosity and Creativity in the (Online) Chinese Language Classes
Cantonese
Ms Betty Cheng
Ms Betty Cheng
Vice-president of FlippEducators@HK • Head of Professional Development, HKCCCU Logos Academy

It has been a challenging time for education under the pandemic by experiencing different forms of classes or even class suspension in the last 18 months. Not only learning time in school was greatly reduced, examinations were also being cancelled. All these changes made us acutely aware of the consequences, and we are starting to think about what are the key elements in Chinese Language teaching which cannot be omitted. In this webinar, speaker will discuss the rules and ideas on designing an engaging lesson, and how to make the best use of online tools to cultivate curiosity and creativity among students.​

2021/11/06 10:00 - 10:45

7 Myths about Technology-enhanced Language Learning
English
Dr Paul Sze
Dr Paul Sze
Honorary Professional Consultant, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

When technology first entered the field of language teaching, it was received with mixed reactions. Some thought it was a passing fad. Others looked up to it as a panacea for all problems in language teaching. In the early stages of technology application, the activities that one could conduct in the classroom were rather limited. However, in the last 10 years, the technologies for supporting language teaching have advanced at a phenomenal pace, resulting in myriads of technology-enhanced activities that can be attempted in the classroom. Amidst this rapid development, it may be difficult to put technology-enhanced language learning in proper perspective. What should be the rightful place of technology in language teaching? This presentation attempts to clarify some misunderstandings through discussing 7 myths about technology use in language teaching.

2021/11/06 11:00 - 11:30

Reimagine Education: Utilizing Edtech to Adapt to Changes in Post-covid Times
Cantonese
Mr Fred Sheu
Mr Fred Sheu
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Hong Kong

Partnering with the Education Bureau of Hong Kong SAR Government (EDB) since 2004, Microsoft HK has been equipping schools and teachers with digital knowledge and skills to empower students to achieve more. In this session, Mr. Fred Sheu will provide insights on the trends and incorporation of AI and big data analytics into education and how they could help schools and educators to adapt to changes in education in the post-Covid time.

2021/11/06 11:00 - 11:30

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for An Inclusive Classroom
English
Mr Bogdan Copil
Mr Bogdan Copil
Edpuzzle EdTech Specialist

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles revolve around providing a greater variety of options for how learners acquire knowledge, how they demonstrate mastery and how they are motivated and engaged in their learning process. This makes them a good solution for diverse classrooms. In this session we will explore some of the UDL principles and show how they can go hand in hand with video lessons. We will also look at some case studies - examples of how Edpuzzle can augment the video lessons.

2021/11/06 11:00 - 11:30

Give 'Co-Learning Space' more Possibilities
Cantonese
Mr Tik Chan
Mr Tik Chan
Design Director and Founder, Studio 93 Design

HKT education (HKTE)’s Co-Learning Space functions as a 21st century classroom that promotes collaboration, learning, exploring and sharing in order to suite the future STEM and eLearning education needs. HKTE has collaborated with more than 100 schools for the Co-Learning Space projects. Each design is unique and tailor-made by our professional interior designers with the idea to incorporate technological teaching methods and artistic design while tailoring Co-Learning Space to suit an individual institution. During the session, designer and school representatives will share their experience from previous projects on how to conceptualize CoLearning Space based on teaching needs and in the interests of raising education standards. We hope the sharing can bring the ideas to educators to develop their unique Co-Learning Space in near future.

2021/11/06 11:45 - 12:30

Keynote: Spreading the Message of Peace at Schools
Cantonese
Mrs Mitzi Leung
Mrs Mitzi Leung
Vice President of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association • Co-Chairman of the UNESCO HK Peace Project Committee
Mr Eugene Fong
Mr Eugene Fong
Executive Committee Member, UNESCO Hong Kong Association Global Peace Centre
Ms Joyce Chung
Ms Joyce Chung
Principal, Catholic Mission School

When chaos and conflicts are commonplace in our world, it has become increasingly important for the new generation to be equipped with skillsets and mindset to bring peace to themselves, and to the people around them. Schools may consider introducing learning programs and activities to nurture peace-builders. And in this presentation, examples of such learning programs, including positive peace education of Institute of Economic and Peace, and a Peace School program initiated by UNESCO HK Glocal Peace Centre will be introduced to the participants.

2021/11/06 12:30 - 13:15

Towards Early Childhood Education for the Future: Advances in Technology and Pedagogy
English
Dr Annie Hu
Dr Annie Hu
Senior Lecturer of the Department of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong
Dr Weipeng Yang
Dr Weipeng Yang
Assistant Professor of the Department of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong

In a digital society, it is critical to promote appropriate learning experiences in the early years for all children to embrace digital literacy and equity. STEAM education is a powerful lever to engage students on STEM-related career pathways without sacrificing the humanities, especially when an interdisciplinary workforce is required to achieve innovation for the future. As speakers from The Education University of Hong Kong, they are striving for the integration of STEAM in early childhood education to develop creative and culturally responsive abilities among the next generations. In this talk, Dr. Annie Hu will share why early years are the crucial period for cultivating children’s interests and approaches to learning in STEAM, as well as the good practices for them to acquire the key concepts and skills of scientific inquiry, computational thinking and design thinking. Dr. Weipeng Yang will share research on the state-of-the-art pedagogies for providing early STEAM education.

2021/11/06 12:30 - 13:15

Learning Chinese through Game-based Learning with Education Technology
Cantonese
Ms Lin Zhu
Ms Lin Zhu
Panel Head of Chinese, The Education University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Primary School

Game-based learning helps to boost students' motivation for self-learning and learning effiency. Throughout the process of gaming, students can learn and develop some key characters/quality of their personality, e.g. problem-solving skills, collaboration and communications skills and strategic thinking, etc. This session will focus on how to utilize Microsoft education technology and resoures to create game-based learning experience for teaching and learning Chinese and improve its efficiency.

2021/11/06 12:30 - 13:15

A Whole-school Implementation of Positive Education
Cantonese
Mr Ted Yim Tin-lok
Mr Ted Yim Tin-lok
Division Head of Student Supports and School Ethos, The Methodist Church HK, Asbury Methodist Primary School

According to the latest research and findings, the happiness index and the level of well-being of Hong Kong students are worrying. Students in Hong Kong suffer from several types of stress, which might impact negatively on students’ emotions, life growth, and psychological development. Asbury Methodist Primary School has promoted positive education since 2016. It implemented policies to change the school culture, the school environment and the curriculum. It also launched a variety of theme based activities. The school hopes the teachers and students can live, learn and grow in a positive school environment. These practical experiential learning activities help students cultivate growth mindset, build up self-concept and reinforce teamwork spirit. One of the goals is to shape a school culture that is filled with positivity, blessings and healthiness, which enables students and teachers to bring out the best in themselves.

2021/11/06 13:15 - 13:45

5G Smart Campus
Cantonese
Ms Jess Mak
Ms Jess Mak
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Market, Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited

The launch of 5G not only expands the horizons of many aspects of daily life, it also accelerates the development of smart campus and enriches blended learning contents. With 5G, schools can implement more diversified and advanced e-learning solutions such as Robotics, AI and AR solutions to make teaching more effective and efficient. Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) further benefits schools where they can now enjoy ultra-high-speed and comprehensive 5G broadband network with swift and simple set-up, without waiting for fixed line cabling and installation. During this session, Ms Jess Mak will share how 3Education, a dedicated arm for education segment, leverages global operator experience and brings in values to schools during the evolution process to 5G campuses.

2021/11/06 13:15 - 13:45

The Current Situation and Challenge of HK Kindergarten on The Usage of Technology During Pandemic
Cantonese
Dr Leung Wai Man, Vivienne
Dr Leung Wai Man, Vivienne
Assistant Professor of the Department of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong
Mr Ken Nip Kai-yan
Mr Ken Nip Kai-yan
Business Director, EVI Services

To disseminate the questionnaire result of the current situation and usage of technology. Two speakers also share the cases of using EVIGarten in Kindergarten as demonstration.

2021/11/06 13:15 - 14:00

Implementing and Teaching Redefined Core Literacies and New Models of Assessment
English
Mr Chris Geary
Mr Chris Geary
CEO, BSD (Build Something Different) Education

As models of education evolve with greater emphasis on preparing students for future work, there will be an inevitable shift in how we define core literacies and models of assessment. In this presentation we will explore the potential and practice of extending core literacy to include digital literacy, whilst considering future models of assessment and credentialing for student learning.

2021/11/06 14:00 - 14:45

Keynote: Teaching English and Teaching in English in the 21st Century: Globalisation and English language teaching
English
Professor Heath Rose
Professor Heath Rose
Professor of Department of Education, University of Oxford

The growth of English as a global language has changed how English is used around the world, which has influenced how it is taught and used in schools and universities. This presentation consolidates recent calls to innovate English language teaching in the 21st century to better prepare learners for a globalised world. It draws on a body of classroom-based research where teachers have experimented with incorporating global perspectives of English into their language classrooms. These approaches are especially relevant in contexts where students are studying to use the language to communicate with a diverse global population of speakers of different English varieties, accents, and competencies. The presentation also explores issues surrounding the increased use of English as an educational lingua franca, where it is used as a medium of instruction for the teaching of school subjects. The speaker concludes with research-informed advice for both subject and language teachers in English medium schools and universities.

2021/11/06 15:00 - 15:45

Keynote: Scenarios for the Future of Education
English
Professor Andreas Schleicher
Professor Andreas Schleicher
Director, Directorate for Education and Skills; Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Learning beyond tomorrow

Speakers

Professor Cheng Kai Ming, SBS, JP

Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

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Professor Kong Siu Cheung

Professor of Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, The Education University of Hong Kong

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Professor A. Lin Goodwin

Dean, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

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Professor Atara Sivan

Head & Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

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Mrs Mitzi Leung

Vice President of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association & Co-Chairman of the UNESCO HK Peace Project Committee

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Mr Lin Chun Pong

Principal, HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College

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Ms Sylvia Chan May Kuen, MH

Principal, Ying Wa Primary School

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Ms Betty Cheng

Vice-president of FlippEducators@HK; HKCCCU Logos Academy

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Professor Michael Fullan

Former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto

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Dr Paul Sze

Honorary Professional Consultant, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Professor Frederick K.S. Leung, BBS

Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education, The University of Hong Kong

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Professor Dennis Lo Yuk Ming

Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Mr Fred Sheu

National Technology Officer, Microsoft Hong Kong

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Mr Eugene Fong

Executive Committee Member, UNESCO Hong Kong Association Global Peace Centre

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Ms Joyce Chung

Principal, Catholic Mission School

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Mr Bogdan Copil

Edpuzzle EdTech Specialist

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Mr Tik Chan

Design Director and Founder of Studio 93 Design

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Dr Annie Hu

Senior Lecturer of the Department of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong

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Dr Weipeng Yang

Assistant Professor of the Department of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong

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Ms Lin Zhu

Panel Head of Chinese, The Education University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Primary School

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Mr Ted Yim Tin-lok

The Methodist Church HK, Asbury Methodist Primary School

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Ms Jess Mak

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Market, Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited

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Dr Vivienne Leung Wai-man

Assistant Professor of the Department of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong

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Mr Ken Nip Kai-yan

Business Director, EVI Services

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Mr Chris Geary

CEO, BSD (Build Something Different) Education

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Professor Heath Rose

Professor of Department of Education, University of Oxford

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Professor Andreas Schleicher

Director, Directorate for Education and Skills; Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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