The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, along with China’s 21st Century Education Research Institute, will jointly host the WISE-LIFE China Education Forum in Beijing on November 5.
The LIFE Forum (Learners Innovation Forum on Education) will address the theme of ‘Innovating for Equity and Empowerment’, and will explore and encourage innovative practices and ideas to promote equitable education as an empowering force. The forum is expected to attract 1,000 education innovators, leaders and decision makers from China and worldwide.
The Beijing engagement, which takes place during the Qatar-China Year of Culture, is described as a timely opportunity to further explore collaborations between the two countries. It aims to deepen mutual understanding and celebrate common values between the two cultures, removing barriers and opening minds.
Global innovators, including 2012 WISE Prize for Education laureate Dr Madhav Chavan, founder of the influential Indian learning organisation Pratham, and Shannon May, co-founder of Bridge International Academy, will be among the speakers.
The 2016 WISE Awards winning projects will be introduced and celebrated during the forum; representatives of the projects will participate in workshops and panel discussions. WISE and the 21st Century Education Research Institute will present their latest research and policy publications.
WISE said that the Chinese editions of the WISE Books will be launched during the forum. Authors and contributors to the three books will be present for a special signing session, a photo exhibition, and will also take part in panel discussions during the forum.
The WISE-LIFE Forum will encourage lively discussion and new insights and perspectives on topics including frugal innovation, education for rural and migrant children, and the integration of 21st century skills in education.
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