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April 2017

Relevance of Liberal Arts Education for Asian Development

26 April, 2017
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
The HEAD Foundation, 20 Upper Circular Road The Riverwalk #02-21 Singapore 058416 Singapore + Google Map

Abstract: In recent years, educators and administrators in countries like China, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore are recognizing the value in strengthening their own higher education institutions by introducing liberal arts programmes as one of the education pathways available to students. While this stands in contrast to declining enrolment in liberal arts in Canada and the U.S., it suggests that rapidly developing Asian countries are seeing the social and economic benefits of liberal arts education as their economies move up…

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May 2017

ICT in Education, Innovations and Education Technologies in the Digital Economy

4 May, 2017
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
The HEAD Foundation, 20 Upper Circular Road The Riverwalk #02-21 Singapore 058416 Singapore + Google Map

Abstract: In a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released in 2015 that examined the impact of school technology on international test results, it was found that education systems which have invested heavily in information and communications technology (ICT) have seen “no noticeable improvement” in PISA test results for reading, mathematics or science. Will the OECD findings signal a push back or turnaround on the adoption of technology in the classrooms? Against the backdrop of new…

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Open Education, Looking at the Bigger Picture

17 May, 2017
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
The HEAD Foundation, 20 Upper Circular Road The Riverwalk #02-21 Singapore 058416 Singapore + Google Map

Abstract: In this talk, Professor Tham Choy Yoong will set the stage by giving the current state of play with respect to open education and briefly tracing its historical development. Building from this back ground he will examine open education’s role in contributing to a changing society towards sustainable development. In 2015 the international community, under UNESCO, adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A key SDG is the global education agenda (SDG4 - Education 2030) which calls to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality…

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June 2017

Winsemius in Singapore’s Economic History

7 June, 2017
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
The HEAD Foundation, 20 Upper Circular Road The Riverwalk #02-21 Singapore 058416 Singapore + Google Map

Abstract: The Dutch economist Albert Winsemius led two extremely modest industrial survey missions to Singapore under the United Nations Development Programme in 1960-61. He had no knowledge of Singapore except that it was ‘going down the drain’ and his first team was poorly assembled. Yet his work and advice were soon endorsed by the Singapore government and incorporated in the expansive State Development Plan of 1961, and he subsequently became a trusted informal adviser to the government into the 1980s.…

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Success and Succession: Challenges of Family Businesses in the 21st Century

28 June, 2017
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
The HEAD Foundation, 20 Upper Circular Road The Riverwalk #02-21 Singapore 058416 Singapore + Google Map

Abstract: Some of the largest and most well-known brands in the world are a result of the stewardship provided by generations of family businesses. Household brands like Samsung, Tata, Volkswagen, Ikea, L’Oréal and The New York Times continue to make headlines and touch our everyday lives. However, despite having the kind of stability provided by long-term, committed and aligned shareholders, family businesses are facing increasing challenges. Mr Yuelin T Yang, Deputy Group Managing Director at IMC Industrial Group will examine…

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