International Education: Interpretation, Importance and Impact #CAconf #IntlEd
15 Oct 2014

The growing pace of innovation, technological and demographic change presents opportunities and challenges for businesses, economies and governments worldwide. It is not the world's mining and energy resources but rather its intellectual capital that has become the most valued commodity of the 21st century. 

How best can education prepare students for successful participation in a global marketplace? How can learning and assessment maximise an individual’s opportunities in an increasingly interconnected world? 

As leaders in educational assessment, Cambridge Assessment will be hosting a debate about the meaning, application and impact of an international education.

Programme
10:00
B Steinberg, Director, Group Public Affairs, Cambridge Assessment
Welcome to conference;
Welcome to Egypt and South Africa

10:15
Simon Lebus, Chief Executive, Cambridge Assessment
Opening remarks

10:25
David Smith, Economics Editor, The Sunday Times
Session 1: An understanding of an international education in the context of global issues

10:55
Saul Nassé, Chief Executive, Cambridge English
Session 2 Chair;
Welcome to India

11:05
Marc Tucker, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre on Education and the Economy
Session 2: An interpretation of an international education

11:20
David Graddol Owner, The English Company Limited
Session 2: An interpretation of an international education

11:35
Session 2: Questions
Farewell to South Africa at end of session

11:50
Break
12:15
Tim Oates, Director, Assessment, Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment
Session 3 Chair

12:20
Isabel Nisbet, Executive Director, A Level Content Advisory Board
Session 3:The importance of an international education and the improvement of national systems

12:35
Professor Jeremy Hodgen, Department of Education and Professional Studies, Kings College London
Session 3: The importance of an international education and the improvement of national systems

12:50
Karin Zimmer, Researcher with the German Institute for International Pedagogical Research (DIPF)
Session 3: The importance of an international education and the improvement of national systems

13:05
Session 3: Questions
Farewell to Egypt and India at end of session

13:20
Break
14:20
Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, Cambridge International Examinations
Session 4 Chair;
Welcome to Argentina

14:30
Dr Stephen Spurr, Managing Director, Reddam House Europe
Session 4: The impact of an international education – case studies from around the world

14:45
David Barrs, Headteacher, Anglo European School
Session 4: The impact of an international education – case studies from around the world

15:00
Session 4: The impact of an international education – case studies from around the world
Welcome to Mexico

15:05
Dino Varkey, Group Executive Director and Board Member, GEMS Education
Session 4: The impact of an international education – case studies from around the world

15:20
Gisella Langé, Foreign Languages Inspector with the Italian Ministry of Education
Session 4: The impact of an international education – case studies from around the world

15:35
Session 4: Questions
Farewell to Mexico at end of session

15:50
Break
16:10
Session 5: International education: The Big Debate
Chair: Sian Jones, Presenter

17:10
Tim Oates, Group Director Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment
Session 6: Closing remarks

17:20
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