Professional Learning Programme: Enhancing Indonesian Teacher Education
The HEAD Foundation and the World Bank designed this Professional Learning Programme specifically for Mathematics and Science teacher trainers in Indonesia, to critically examine current arrangements in the delivery and effectiveness of the Professional Pedagogical Training Programme (Pendidikan Profesi Guru, PPG) for teachers.
Speaker Series: What’s Your Story? — Digital Storytelling as an Expression of Professional Identity
We live in a world that is often described as abstract, impersonal and uncertain, which makes it increasingly difficult to know what interpretation of events to believe. Against this backdrop, Dr Phillip Towndrow, Senior Research Scientist at National Institute of Education, NTU, proposes Digital Storytelling as a contemporary platform for taking control, as well as making a difference to those around us.
Systems Leadership to Turn Around the Lowest-Performing Schools
School principal leadership is the second most important in-school factor—after teacher instruction—impacting student achievement. Dr Coby V. Meyers from the University of Virginia shares his thoughts on the role of school system leadership in turning around failing schools.
Nobel Laureate Lecture: Looking to the Frontiers of Fundamental Science
Nobel Laureate in Physics 2004, Professor David Gross outlined some of the great unknowns at the frontiers of Fundamental Science, particularly on how the Universe began, how we are trying to find the answers to these questions and what the answers might be.
THF Workshop Report No. 6: Thinking Schools, Learning Nation
In this sixth issue of THF Workshop Reports, we look back at one of Singapore’s major education reform initiatives: “Thinking Schools, Learning Nation” (TSLN). Prof S Gopinathan, Ms Ho Peng, A/Prof Dennis Kwek, Dr Alistair Chew, Dr Loh Kah Seng and Prof Kerry Kennedy share their unique perspectives.
Two Histories and National Identity in Hong Kong: Junior Secondary History and Chinese History Curriculum Review
How would teachers and students in Hong Kong be affected by the new curriculum on Chinese History? Dr Micheal Lee from the Department of History at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong shares his thoughts.
How Can Brain Drain Promote Development?
How does brain linkage, where high-skilled migrants who could potentially create transnational bridging between the host and home countries, significantly enhance the social and economic fabric of their respective home countries? Prof Gi-Wook Shin, director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University and Dr Rennie J. Moon associate professor at the Underwood International College at Yonsei University share their views.