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April 2017

From Fengshui to Environology

5 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: Fengshui is something few mainstream academics would like to indulge too much in. But whether one likes it or not, it is a serious matter to many. The rich and famous in East Asia would spare no efforts in consulting experts in this branch of “metaphysics” if they are thinking of moving to a new home or office, erecting a new building, or even recruiting a key executive. Notwithstanding, many would say it is nothing but a form of…

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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

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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