XI NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus Education Group
XI NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference, 24-25 October 2019: Keynote Speech
Becoming an Education Hub: Schooling for a Changing World
We are now living in a world that changes at the faster rate more than ever seen before. It has been predicted that the quick advancement and proliferation of technology may result in 50% of the current jobs being replaced in the future, while at the same time the young people of today are faced with more challenges caused by environmental and social problems. Consequently, the pressing question for educators today is how schools can prepare our young students for a rapidly changing world where technology advances as we sleep. This presentation discusses the vision that the Kazakhstan government has laid out in response to this challenge, and offers a case study of Singapore – a small island state that is now one of the most successful education hubs in Asia. As the government of Kazakhstan has chosen to look eastward for educational reforms, we believe educators will find many valuable and useful insights in exploring the Singapore model, which may help create change in the classroom today.