Thursday, December 5, 2019

Lifelong Learning Conference after ASCILITE in Singapore

Dr Josephine FlemingOn my way to Singapore for the Lifelong Learning Conference 2019, at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, just after ASCILITE. Speakers include Dr Josephine Fleming from University of Sydney. I have offered to speak, if there are any last minute cancellations (I am on my way to TALE 2019).


Conference Venue: Performing Arts Theatre
Topic: Building a Learning Organisation, Ms Yap Aye Wee, Head of Learning and Organisation Development, OCBC

Topic: SATS Journey in Building a Learning Culture, Ms Tai Siew Bee
Head, SATS Academy (Partnership), Human Capital, SATS Ltd

Topic: Tales from the Field: SME Innovation, Learning, and Organisational Culture

Dr Arthur Chia
Senior Researcher, Institute for Adult Learning (Centre for Work & Learning)

Topic: Bridging the Digital Divide for an Empowered Smart Nation

Ms Wong Shiow Pyng
Director, Digital Inclusion, Info-communications Media Development Authority

Topic: Champion Disability Inclusive Learning and Employment at your Workplace

Ms Winnie Lewis
Employer Consultancy, Employment & Employability, SGEnable

Topic: Inclusive Learning: Connecting Students  to Learn In and with the Community

Ms Meirlin Gunawan
Deputy Head, Centre for Experiential Learning – Office of Service-Learning & Community Engagement, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

8:30 – 8:55
9:00 – 9:15
Welcome and Opening Address – Lifelong Learning: A Way of Life
Lifelong Learning Council (LLC) Chairman – Mr Tan Kay Yong
9:15 – 9:50
Keynote 1: Inclusion: A Principle for Lifelong Learning, Mr Raúl Valdés Cotera, Programme Manager of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
9:50 – 10:25
Keynote 2: Learning in the Age of Digital Culture: Challenges and Opportunities, Dr Josephine Fleming, Lecturer, Digital and Youth Culture, The University of Sydney

10:25 – 10:50
Coffee Break
10:50 – 12:00
Case Studies Session 1 (2 concurrent tracks with Track-based Q and A)
Ground-Up Learning Track – Harnessing the power of community
Venue: SR C.3.08/SR C.3.09
Enterprise Learning Track – Building Learning Communities
Venue: SR C.3.10/SR C.3.11
Topic: Building a Learning South West Community, Ms Margaret Heng, BBM, Council , Member, SkillsFuture Advice Functional Committee, South West Community Development Council (SWCDC)

Topic: Learning to Create a Sustainable Culture  with Like-Minded Individuals, Ms Koo Hui Ying, Council Member, Ground-Up Initiative

Topic: PODEX – The Story of Growing and Sustaining a Ground-Up, Volunteer-Run, Peer-Learning Community

Mr Terence Quek
Co-Founder of PODEX

Topic: Bringing Learning Initiatives to the Community through the Power of Collaboration

Mr Hazriq Idrus
Founder, The Speaking Factory Pte Ltd

12:00 – 13:20
Lunch Break
13:20 – 14:30

Case Studies Session 2 (2 concurrent tracks with Track-based Q and A)
Technology-Enabled Learning Track –
Reaching Out to Community

Venue: SR C.3.08/SR C.3.09
Inclusive Learning Track –
Community Learning for all

Venue: SR C.3.10/SR C.3.11
Topic: A Case Study of How Udemy Reaches Out to the Community in Singapore

Dr Michael Choy
Director, Dioworks Learning Pte Ltd in partnership with Udemy

Topic: The Missing Piece of Digital Transformation: Upskilling Tech Talent

Mr Jonathan O ‘Brien
Regional Admissions Director, General Assembly Singapore

Topic: Learn, Collaborate and Lead with Confidence in the Age of AI

Dr. Alexandros Papaspyridis
Tertiary Education Industry Director, Microsoft Asia

14:35 – 15:10
Keynote 3: Recognising All Prior Learning Outcomes: Do’s and Don’ts
Professor Dr Patrick Werquin
Professor, CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers)
French Tertiary Research and Adult Education Institution, Paris, France
15:10 – 15:35
Coffee Break
15:35 – 16:10
Keynote 4: Lifelong Learning in Korea: A Case Study
Dr Han Sik Shim
National Institute of Lifelong Education (NILE), Korea
16:10 – 16:55
Panel Discussion – Community-based Lifelong Learning in Singapore: What's Next?
  • Mr Raúl Valdés Cotera, UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning
  • Dr Josephine Fleming, University of Sydney
  • Dr Yap Meen Sheng, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Moderated by: Mr Terence Quek, PODEX
Conference End

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