Friday 8 November 2013

Leaps of Knowledge: The Future of Learning Conference

In August, we brought Nick Vujicic to Kuala Lumpur under the first ever Leaps of Knowledge event. The series continues with a full-day conference themed "The Future of Learning", happening on the 5th of December at the JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 

This is your chance to listen to and be inspired by internationally-renowned thought leaders in education such as Professor Sugata Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle University and Chief Scientist of the National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT).

Professor Sugata Mitra’s 1999 “Hole in the Wall” experiment proved that children could learn how to use computers without formal training. That experiment has since been repeated at many places and acclaimed in literacy and education studies around the globe, inspiring other educators as well as the Oscar-winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire”.

Other speakers include author, facilitator and leadership coach Alvin Ung and Intel APAC and Japan Vice President Gregory Bryant.

From Sugata Mitra's findings on how children can self-organise and achieve their learning objectives with minimal supervision, to Alvin Ung's inspiring experiences in a Malaysian school in the jungles of Pahang that became this year’s most improved school in the country, and finally to Gregory Bryant's insights into the learning possibilities now available with the advent of technology, the keynote talks are aimed to inspire and spark new perspectives for teaching and learning.

Conference speakers will also join three prominent personalities in education and government in a panel dialogue, during which participants will be able to pose their questions to the panel for discussion.

Guests on the panel are:

  • Lord Stewart Sutherland, who previously held the positions of Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh University, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, Principal of King’s College London and Chief Inspector of Schools in the UK
  • Dato Seri Idris Jala, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and CEO of PEMANDU
  • Dr. Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Head of Faculty of Arts and Education at University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus), and President of the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA)

The full-day conference will include workshops aimed to equip and empower educators and parents to prepare the students of today for a digitally-driven future, and exhibition booths which will enable participants to experience the future of learning for themselves.

Seats are limited, so don't miss out! Register for as low as RM50 before 16th November 2013 while the 50% Early Bird discount applies! Conference fees include lunch and tea breaks at the JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 

For more information and to register, visit!

Leaps of Knowledge is a series of events comprising talks, seminars, workshops, conferences and other events that aim to enlighten, inspire and inform Malaysians on how education can be transformed using education technology and the Internet. By keeping Malaysians informed through having the world’s leading educationalists, technologists, thinkers and personalities speaking in the country, we aim to open up the debate on how education should be delivered and inspire teachers and students in the country to make the most of the information age.

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