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Investing for the Smart City:
Five Points for Tri-City Education Leaders to Consider
JW Marriott Hotel, Chandigarh
16 Augu...
#1: Recent discoveries in brain
research have led to a rethink
on human capital investment
The link between social and emotional
development and cognitive development
Professor Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D.
Harvard Unive...
#2: There is no better ROI
than an investment in early
childhood education
Professor James Heckman
Nobel laureate economist
Returns per dollar
invested
#3: Investing in quality early
childhood education is of
paramount importance
J.J. Heckman (2000)
‘Policies to foster human
capital’, Research in
Economics, 54(1), 3-56.
The economic
debate is
over. N...
• Who gets to define
quality?
– Bureaucrats from a
govt education dept
– Auditors from a
professional
association
– Academ...
Programmes
Process
People
Customers
Finance
The five pillars of a world class
early childhood education business
Investing...
Busy Bees Asia
Quality Assurance
Services
(Coming soon…)
Contributing to the discourse on quality
in early years education...
#4: The professionalisation of the
early childhood education sector
requires investment in teachers
Professionalism
Committed to students and
their families, their
colleagues, and their own
continued professional
developme...
Professional and subject
matter expertise
ECE teachers need to be
knowledgeable about theory,
content and pedagogy
Relationships
ECE teachers must have an
an acute understanding of
the value of supportive and
effective relationships
Contextual
influences
ECE teachers must give
full consideration to
social and cultural
factors when planning
learning and ...
Learning
environment
ECE teachers must know
how the environment can
affect the quality of the
learning experience
Reflective
practitioners
ECE teachers must
continually reflect on their
practice and experiences for
the purpose of profes...
#5: A collaborative effort among
education thought leaders can
bring transformational change
From teaching to learning
Old World: Teacher Centric New World: Learner Centric
Media-rich content
• Facilitators are experts but new
content comes thick and fast
• Learners need to be encouraged to
share materials they f...
Collaborative learning model
• Learning is , not consumption.
• Knowledge is not something a learner
absorbs, but something a learner
creates
What I used to think, what I think now, and
how I will do things differently in the future
Can you play a YouTube without
this happening?
1. Principles and Practices in
Preschool Education
2. Child Development and
Learning
3. Curriculum Development
and Pedagog...
Bachelor’s degree in Early Years Education
Awarded by a UK
university
International Certificate in Education for Pre-schoo...
jeremybwilliams.net
jeremybwilliams
profjeremybwilliams
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  1. 1. Investing for the Smart City: Five Points for Tri-City Education Leaders to Consider JW Marriott Hotel, Chandigarh 16 August 2016 Dr Jeremy B Williams jeremybwilliams.net jeremybwilliams profjeremybwilliams
  2. 2. #1: Recent discoveries in brain research have led to a rethink on human capital investment
  3. 3. The link between social and emotional development and cognitive development Professor Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D. Harvard University
  4. 4. #2: There is no better ROI than an investment in early childhood education
  5. 5. Professor James Heckman Nobel laureate economist
  6. 6. Returns per dollar invested
  7. 7. #3: Investing in quality early childhood education is of paramount importance
  8. 8. J.J. Heckman (2000) ‘Policies to foster human capital’, Research in Economics, 54(1), 3-56. The economic debate is over. Now it’s a question of how …
  9. 9. • Who gets to define quality? – Bureaucrats from a govt education dept – Auditors from a professional association – Academic experts – Local stakeholders – Preschool proprietors
  10. 10. Programmes Process People Customers Finance The five pillars of a world class early childhood education business Investing in quality
  11. 11. Busy Bees Asia Quality Assurance Services (Coming soon…) Contributing to the discourse on quality in early years education in India
  12. 12. #4: The professionalisation of the early childhood education sector requires investment in teachers
  13. 13. Professionalism Committed to students and their families, their colleagues, and their own continued professional development
  14. 14. Professional and subject matter expertise ECE teachers need to be knowledgeable about theory, content and pedagogy
  15. 15. Relationships ECE teachers must have an an acute understanding of the value of supportive and effective relationships
  16. 16. Contextual influences ECE teachers must give full consideration to social and cultural factors when planning learning and teaching
  17. 17. Learning environment ECE teachers must know how the environment can affect the quality of the learning experience
  18. 18. Reflective practitioners ECE teachers must continually reflect on their practice and experiences for the purpose of professional improvement
  19. 19. #5: A collaborative effort among education thought leaders can bring transformational change
  20. 20. From teaching to learning Old World: Teacher Centric New World: Learner Centric
  21. 21. Media-rich content
  22. 22. • Facilitators are experts but new content comes thick and fast • Learners need to be encouraged to share materials they find • Acting as to the curriculum increases
  23. 23. Collaborative learning model
  24. 24. • Learning is , not consumption. • Knowledge is not something a learner absorbs, but something a learner creates
  25. 25. What I used to think, what I think now, and how I will do things differently in the future
  26. 26. Can you play a YouTube without this happening?
  27. 27. 1. Principles and Practices in Preschool Education 2. Child Development and Learning 3. Curriculum Development and Pedagogy 4. Personal Growth and Professional Development 5. Safety, Health and Nutrition International Certificate in Education for Preschool Professionals 1. Principles and Practices in Preschool Education 2. Child Development and Learning 3. Curriculum Development and Pedagogy 4. Safety, Health and Nutrition 5. Personal Growth and Professional Development
  28. 28. Bachelor’s degree in Early Years Education Awarded by a UK university International Certificate in Education for Pre-school Professionals (ICEPP)
  29. 29. jeremybwilliams.net jeremybwilliams profjeremybwilliams

Seminar hosted by Busy Bees India, EducationWorld Magazine, and ValeurHR on the importance of quality early childhood education.

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