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Over 400 education leaders and experts from across the world have gathered in Bali this week for our Cambridge Schools Conference. Themed 'Evaluating impact: how effective is our school and classroom practice?', the two-day international conference explores key issues including innovations in learning and how we can empower teachers.
Indonesia was chosen to host the second conference in our 2019/20 series, hot on the heels of the country’s new education minister and Gojek co-founder Nadiem Makarim’s announcement to place innovation and teacher development at the forefront of educational reforms.
‘Our conferences offer access to thought-provoking speakers who translate real-life experiences and data into actionable solutions for schools and educators around the world, including Indonesia,’ said Ben Schmidt, Regional Director Southeast Asia & Pacific, Cambridge International. ‘Here, we have a very strong focus on the future – what it means for learners and educators around the world, and how Cambridge International can support them. I believe the quality of discussion and insight illustrates the unique level of support available for Cambridge schools.’
The conference offers expert presentations and interactive workshops, where Indonesian educators meet with international peers and share best practice. Six students from three local Balinese schools also spoke at the conference, sharing their experiences on how a Cambridge International education supports them in developing a lifelong love for learning while preparing them for success in higher education and beyond, ready to face new global challenges.
'The Indonesian government's new vision for the future of education aligns with the themes explored during the Cambridge Schools Conference. This conference encourages critical thinking and social engagement between Indonesian teachers and educators from across the globe with the aim of finding innovative ways to improve our teaching practice,' said Dianindah Apriyani, Senior Country Manager Indonesia, Cambridge International.
'We are exploring new ideas in a range of areas, including encouraging a research culture in schools, promoting independent learning, improving teacher evaluation, integrating digital technology in classroom learning, and preparing our students to go to university internationally.'
The last Cambridge Schools Conference in this series takes place in Florida, USA in June 2020.