Lifelong Learning Conference

in conjunction with
World Speakers Series

When

11 November 2017

Where

Singapore University of Social Sciences, 461 Clementi Road, Singapore 599491, Blk B, Level 2, LT B.2.17

About | Conference

The Lifelong Learning Conference provides a platform for the examination of an education that empowers learners to go beyond the classroom and chart their own life journey within society. It is a conference designed for participants from the education, workforce development, and corporate training sectors to exchange conceptual ideas, case studies, grassroots initiatives, etc., which aims at strengthening lifelong learning in Singapore and in the region.

For this inaugural event, the theme identifying the role of higher education prompts us to focus on the institutions of higher education as one major leverage to augment lifelong learning. We can expect insights on how such institutions are able to encourage a culture of learning for all, ways of operationalizing Validation of Prior Learning (VPL), understanding pathways of higher education to labour markets, building learning cities, and last but not least, advancing pedagogy in adult learning.

This year, the conference is also providing a platform for the World Speakers Series, a Lifelong Learning Council initiative that through thought leadership, inspires the community to take the lead in making lifelong learning a way of life and support the lifelong learning movement in building a culture of learning in Singapore. This event will be the third in a series that has previously featured George Kohlrieser and Venkat Venkatraman. To this end, we are sure that our exciting line up of conference speakers will provide valuable commentary on the international lifelong learning movement and situate Singapore’s post-compulsory education in a global context.

We hope that this joint event will act as a learning hub to germinate and propagate ideas as well as develop practices that will enrich lives and nations.

Who should Attend

Academia, adult educators, CET trainers and providers, industry representatives, education & workforce development policymakers, Learning & Development professionals.

Registration is complimentary. Closing date is on 3 Nov 2017.

Speakers | Topics

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Professor Alan Tuckett OBE

Professor Alan Tuckett OBE

University of Wolverhampton

Learning through the life course: The role of universities in stimulating participation.

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Dr. Ruud Duvekot

Dr. Ruud Duvekot

Centre for Lifelong Learning Services (CL3S)

From diploma to portfolio: The power of valuing learning

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Professor John Buchanan

Professor John Buchanan

The University of Sydney

Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market.

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Professor Cheah Horn Mun

Professor Cheah Horn Mun

Singapore University of Social Sciences

Actualising evidence-based Teaching and Learning Interactions

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Dr. Raul Valdes-Cotera

Dr. Raúl Valdés-Cotera

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

The Role of higher Education in Promoting Learning Cities

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Conference | Programme

Programme timing may subject to change.

Time

Programme

8.30am-8.55am

Registration 

9.00am-9.10am

Welcome Address

Opening Address

9.10am-10.10am

Professor Alan Tuckett OBE
University of Wolverhampton

Dr. Ruud Duvekot
Centre for Lifelong Learning Services (CL3S)

10.10am-11.00am

Networking Break

11.00am-12.30pm

Professor John Buchanan
The University of Sydney

Dr. Raúl Valdés-Cotera
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Professor Cheah Horn Mun
Singapore University of Social Sciences

12.30pm-1.30pm

Panel Discussion

Closing Remarks

In the course of the conference, photographs and video recordings of participants may be taken by Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) or its authorised vendors for publicity purposes. These photographs and video recordings may be published on SUSS/SSG websites or in SUSS/SSG official publications.

Conference | Registration

Registration is complimentary. Closing date is on 3 Nov 2017.

Contact | Venue

Email: llc-wss@suss.edu.sg
Phone: 6306 3598
9:00am to 6:00pm (Mon-Fri)
(for conference enquries)

The conference will be held at
LT B.2.17, Block B, Level 2
Singapore University of Social Sciences
461 Clementi Road
Singapore 599491

By Car: The campus is easily accessible via the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) towards Tuas. Exit at Exit 26A and turn left onto Clementi Road
Parking at SIM HQ
Charges: Cars - $1.07 per hour (inclusive of GST), based on per minute charging.
Operating Hours: 6.00 a.m. to 11.59 p.m. (daily including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays).

By Bus: Bus number: 52, 61, 74, 75, 151, 154, 184.

By MRT: Nearest MRT stations: King Albert Park and Beauty World (Downtown Line 2); and Dover and Clementi (East-West Line).

Singapore University of Social Sciences Campus Map

Conference | Partners

Supported by

SkillsFuture Singapore

Supported by LearnSG Seed Fund

Lifelong Learning Council