VIII NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference

Taking Change to Scale in Education

27-28 октября 2016 г.
Welcome to the VIII NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference! The conference took place on 27-28 October 2016, at the International School of Astana, Kazakhstan.
VIII International research-to-practice conference ‘TAKING CHANGE TO SCALE IN EDUCATION: PILOTING AND DISSEMINATION’ 27-28 OCTOBER 2016. Report book
Here are the materials from the first conference: (i) anniversay of indepedence plenary session, (ii) plenary session speeches, and (iii) materials from the breakout sessions.

Anniversary Plenary Session

In 2016, Kazakhstan marks the 25th anniversary of an independent system of education.

Plenary Session Speeches

In 2016, NIS hosted some of the most highly-respected educationalists from across the world, including speakers from MIT, Amsterdam University, Michigan State University, University of Cambridge, and UCL Institute of Education.

William Schmidt

Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University, United States

Miho Taguma

Senior Policy Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD, Japan

Alejandro Adler

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, United States

David Bridges

Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia and Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund’s and Homerton Colleges, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Pavel Luksha

Professor, Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Russian Federation

Colleen McLaughlin

Professor and Director, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Gunter Maris

Professor of Psychological Methods, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Peeter Mehisto

Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom

Iveta Silova

Professor and Director of the Center for the Advanced Studies in Global Education, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, United States

Richard Phelps

Editor, Nonpartisan Education Review, United States

Tom Hsu

Professor, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, United States

Todd Schwartz

Co-CEO,, United States

Network Sessions

Abstracts, presentations and videos from the 2016 breakout sessions

1. Educational Change and Innovation

2. Leadership in Education

3. Curriculum and Subject Disciplines

4. Multilingual Education

5. Early Childhood and Primary Education

6. Teaching and Learning

7. Teacher Education and Professional Development

8. Practitioner Research

9. Quality Assurance

10. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement

11. Student Welfare and Pastoral Care

12. Educational Resources

13. Family, Communities and Society

14. Research Practice and Ethics