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How do we know if an Education Reform is Successful?


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A Public Forum - How do we know if an Education Reform is Successful? Insights from European and Asian Education Innovations
Date: 23 Jan 2013
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong
0:00:48 - 0:05:57
Prof. Steve Andrews, Dean of Education, The University of Hong Kong

0:06:04 - 0:09:35
Prof. Kai Ming Cheng, Chair Professor of Education, Co-Convenor of the Strategic Research Theme on Science of Learning, The University of Hong Kong

0:10:11 - 0:29:23
Learning Innovations in Europe:
Dr. Yves Punie, Senior Scientist, European Commission Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)

0:31:23 - 0:40:41
Learning Innovations in Malaysia:
Dr. Seng Thah Soon, Deputy Director of the Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia

0:40:58 - 0:47:02
Learning Innovations in Japan:
Mr. Yu Kameoka, Chief Supervisor for Social Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

0:47:17 - 0:56:23
Learning Innovations in Korea:
Prof. Dae Joon Hwang, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Secretary General of Korean Council for University Education

0:56:40 - 1:01:24
Learning Innovations in China:
Prof. Ronghuai Huang, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education Beijing Normal University (BNU)

1:01:34 - 1:08:51
Learning Innovations in Singapore:
Dr. Horn Mun Cheah, Director for the Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore

1:09:13 - 1:18:58
Initial Round-up:
Prof. Nancy Law, Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE), Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

1:19:46 - 1:22:00
First question from the floor

1:22:25 - 1:23:28
Second question from the floor

1:24:11 - 1:27:16
Dr. Seng Thah Soon's response

1:27:20 - 1:29:25
Dr. Yves Punie's response

1:29:28 - 1:32:21
Dr. Horn Mun Cheah's response

1:32:30 - 1:35:26
Prof. Dae Joon Hwang's response

1:35:29 - 1:37:29
Prof. Nancy Law's response

1:37:49 - 1:43:28
Dr. Catherine K K Chan, Deputy Secretary, Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR

1:43:55 - 1:51:45
Prof. Gwang-Jo Kim, Director, UNESCO Bangkok

1:51:49 - 1:54:44
Winding up:
Prof. Kai Ming Cheng

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How do we know if an Education Reform is Successful?

  1. 1. Rundown Presentation: Learning Innovations in Europe Dr Yves Punie, European Commission Panel Presentations: Dr Seng Thah Soon, MalaysiaLearning Innovations in Asian Countries Mr Yu Kameoka, Japan Prof Dae Joon Hwang, South Korea Prof Ronghuai Huang, China Dr Horn Mun Cheah, Singapore Initial Round-up Prof Nancy Law, HKU Floor Discussion Observations Dr K.K. Chan, EDB HKSAR Dr G.J. Kim, UNESCO, Bangkok Winding Up Moderator: Prof Kai-ming Cheng, HKU
  2. 2. Learning innovations in Europe Inputs from European Asian export workshop on up- scaling ICT-enabled innovations Yves Punie JRC-IPTS Hong Kong, 23 January 2013
  3. 3. European Commission JointResearch CentreInstitute for ProspectiveTechnological Studies (IPTS):Research Institute supportingEU policy-making on socio-economic, scientific and/ortechnological issues
  4. 4. European Policy Context (Subsidiarity!) Educational targets * Reducing Early School leaving * Increasing Higher Education Attainment Additional Aims * Making LLL and mobility a reality * E&T quality and efficiency * Equity, social cohesion, active citizenshi * Creativity and innovation
  5. 5. Up-Scaling Creative Classrooms in Europe (SCALE CCR study 2011-2013)To provide a better understanding of ICT-enabledinnovation for learning that can be brought to scaleand/or having systemic impact.To provide recommendations for policymakers,educational stakeholders and practitioners
  6. 6. Why scale? Why sustainability?• Educational transformation in a digitalworld• 21st Skills and Competences
  7. 7. What do we mean with scale?Sustainability? • NOT about going from small numbers to big numbers • NOT about replication or duplication of success • NOT about one (pedagogical) model for all • NOT about proving tablets to all students • IS about innovative practice that meets the requirement of society • IS an organic model that allows for change and flexibility
  8. 8. Understanding ICT-enabled innovation forlearning
  9. 9. What is eTwinning European funded initiative
  10. 10. Scale and geographical coverage33 countries1 CSS - 35 NSSs25 languages190,000+ registered users100,000+ schools26,000+ projects(~5,000 active) s.cfm
  11. 11. Source: Vuorikari, 2010
  12. 12. _ eTwinning
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  15. 15. What outcomes 1:1 Learning initiatives haveachieved? • Improved participation levels and students’ motivation • Extended learning opportunities outside the school • Development of 1:1 pedagogies • Mixed results on learning outcomes • Impact on school organizational practices • Shift from initial 1to1 computing to 1to1 Learning24 January 2013 20
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  18. 18. Thank you for your attention Yves Punie, Phd Action Leader ICT for Learning and Inclusion
  19. 19. Current Education Reform in Malaysia : The Malaysia Education Blueprint, 2013 – 2025 Soon Seng Thah, MOE MalaysiaRationale: Need to address rising international education standards, the nation’s aspiration of better preparing Malaysia’s children for the needs of the 21st century and increased public and parental expectations of education policyAccess: 100% Quality: Top third Equity: 50% Unity: An Efficiency: Aenrolment across of countries in reduction in education system system whichall levels from international achievement gaps that gives children maximisespre-school to assessments such (urban-rural, shared values and student outcomesupper secondary as PISA and socio-economic experiences by within currentby 2020 TIMSS in 15 years and gender) embracing diversity budget Measures/activities in Malaysia’s education reformProvide equal Ensure every Develop Transform Ensure high- Empower stateaccess to quality child is proficient values- teaching into performing and district officeseducation of an in Malay and driven the school and schools tointernational English Malaysians profession of leaders in customisestandard Language choice every school solutions based on needLeverage ICT to Transform Partner Maximisescale up quality ministry delivery with outcomes forlearning capabilities and parents, every dollar Increase capacity community spent transparency and private and public sector accountability
  20. 20. Consortium for Renovating Education of the Future Renovation Projects at CoREF, Consortium for Renovation Education of the Future Research-based initiative of U of Tokyo – To achieve new learning goals set by MEXT – Science-guided framework for collaborative classes Work with 18 local boards of education Strong ICT infrastructure – as learning tools to raise quality of teaching/learning, – to share learning materials and assessments. – to collect/analyze learning data for research, – to activate society resources. Yu Kameoka, MEXT, Japan20130123 Europe Asia Expert Seminar: Public Forum (JAPAN)
  21. 21. ICT-enabled Innovation for learning in mainland China Prof. Ronghuai HUANGDirector, engineering Center for elearning & lifelong learning, MOE Beijing Normal University, China Email:
  22. 22. "..., Information and CommunicatinTechnology has a revolutionary impact oneducation, it must be highly regarded, ..." From National Long-term Education Reform and Development Plan(2010-2020)
  23. 23. China National Educational InformatizationPlan (2011-2020)
  24. 24. • Narrowing the digital divide in basic education, promoting sharing of quality education resources• Speeding up vocational educational informatization, supporting high-quality skills training• Integrating information technology and higher education, training model innovation• Constructing continuing education public service platform, perfecting the lifelong education system
  25. 25. • Integrating information resources, improving the modernization of education management• Building informatization public support environment, improving public services• Strengthening team-building, and the technology application and service capabilities• Innovating institutional mechanism to achieve sustainable development
  26. 26. Speed up education informatization developmentStrategic goals for future 10 years:• Basically build up a informationalized learning environment for everyone to use high quality educational resources• Basically form information supportive service system required by a learning society• Basically achieve all-around broad-band Internet access• Informatization level of education management is significantly improved• Integrated development level of ICT and education is significantly promoted
  27. 27. Thank you for your attention!
  28. 28. Scaling-up ICT-enabled innovation for learning: Asia – Europe expert seminar Summary Reflections Nancy Law
  29. 29. Necessary conditions for success• Pedagogy First—how teaching and learning takes place is of prime importance—starting points and pathways may/will differ• Focus on 21st Century Skills & their assessment— Need to clarify what these are (self-directed learning, collaboration, communication, critical thinking) & how to assess them• Scalable change as a continuous process—has to be a moving target, “harvesting” successes & learning from diversity
  30. 30. Policies and strategies for change:top-down strategies for bottom-up innovations Decentralized Centralized Top-Down Top-Down Decentralized Centralized Bottom-up Bottom-up Ownership and creative contributions to continuous innovation at all levels as necessary for sustainable change.
  31. 31. •Long-term vision & short term goals •Strategies to support multilevel communication, learning & innovation need Sustainability ?Incremental Radical Disruptive
  32. 32. Critical strategy: structure or platform for dialogue andleadership to enact the changes at all levels • Policy • Practice • Community • Research
  33. 33. Harnessing the power of networks for learning, innovation & reform!