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Get to know these Movers & Shakers in education

16 February, 2021

Education

As our World Education Summit draws near (less than 5 weeks to go). We are overjoyed with the response and sheer interest in the conference. Everyday more and more speakers are confirmed, more topics arising, and more sessions scheduled.

Thankfully, we have an amazing team who are working hard to bring you a never-before-seen online education conference.

We would love to bring your attention to some innovative educationalists that will be featuring at the Summit this March.

If you are impatient (much like ourselves) and can’t wait until then, take a look at who is going to be there and why they are unmissable.

Professor Pedro Noguera

Dr. Noguera is a prolific writer, with more than 200 published research articles. Pedro’s work is focused on the effect that social and economic conditions have on schools both in local and international contexts. His exemplary work at the forefront of education in the US has earned him a gallery of well-deserved accolades and awards. Pedro’s most recent recognitions come in the form of awards from the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Behavioural Sciences, the National Association of Secondary Principals, and the McSilver Institute at NYU for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.

Dr Sakeena Yacoobi

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is the hopeful future of Afghan education, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and a globally recognized voice for peace, women’s empowerment, and refugee rights. During the dark years of Taliban rule, she risked her life to support the illegal education of 3000 girls. After she founded the award-winning, restorative Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), in response to the lack of education and healthcare that had plagued Afghanistan over decades of war and strife. In this role, Dr. Yacoobi has established 352 learning centres, four schools, a hospital, a radio station and a TV station. The definition of inspiration.

Professor Ger Graus OBE

Professor Ger Graus OBE is the first Global Director of Education at world famous children’s entertainment-education company, KidZania. He has extensive experience at the very highest level of the learning industry. Professor Graus is a much sought-after advisor for organisations globally on the future direction of education. His stellar contributions to the world of education have not gone unrecognised. He has been invited by the Crown Prince of Dubai to help shape the future of their education as a member of the Dubai Future Councils. In 2014 Ger Graus was made an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to children.

Professor Kalwhant Bopal

Professor Kalwant Bhopal MBE is one of the world’s leading authorities on social justice and equity in education, as well as an acclaimed author. With her in-depth knowledge of Further Education, Kalwant has spent her career working in some of the world’s most prestigious universities. She is editor-in-chief of the Woman’s Studies International Forum, as well as the executive editor of the British Journal of Sociology of Education and serves on several editorial. Her research into the areas of inclusion and the position of minority ethnic academics in further education has led to the development of the Race Equality Charter Mark in the UK.

Professor Pak Tee NG

Professor Pak Tee NG is the future of pedagogy personified. He is currently an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, where he previously served as the Associate Dean of Leadership Learning and as the Head of the Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group. Pak Tee has written more than 100 publications on education. He sits on the editorial board of more than ten international journals and currently serves as the Executive Editor of Educational Research for Policy and Practice, the official journal of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association.

Professor Maha Bali

Dr Maha Bali is a rejuvenating force at the forefront of social justice and equality in online education. A keen writer and educational theorist, Maha specialises in designing and promoting an equity-focused, open, and connected intercultural curriculum. She took up the role of Associate Professor at the same university she achieved her BSc at in 2014 and holds to the post to this day. Her work takes her around the world, providing consultancy for faculty development on courses, conference, and workshops, with schools worldwide finding her expertise in digital education, blended learning, and MOOC’s particularly beneficial.

Professor Pasi Sahlberg

Professor Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world’s most celebrated pioneers of educational reform. A product and continued architect of the best national schooling system on the planet in Finland. Pasi is also an award-winning best-selling author and former educational advisor for the World Bank, the European Commission and more than 50 governments across the globe. Pasi has been well recognised globally for his contributions to the field of education. He most famously won the prestigious Grawemeyer award in 2014 for his book “Finnish Lessons: What Can The World learn from Educational Change in Finland”.

Ramya Venkataraman

Ramya Venkataraman is the award-winning, internationally celebrated CEO and founder of CENTA, the Centre for Teaching Accreditation. Her stellar work has led to the training of over 150,000 teachers in 30,000 schools across India and further afield. Recognised around the world by such organisations as The Economic Times, The United Nations and Education World for her work as a woman leader in transforming business and education in India. Ramya continues to champion radical and effective systematic reform to the benefit of millions of students worldwide.

Graham Brown-Martin

A best-selling author, founder and leader of multiple future-modern learning institutions, groups, and foundations. He designed mobile computers in the 80s, interactive and online entertainment networks in the 90s, community-based social media networks in the early 00’s and a global forum for the future of learning halfway through the 10’s. In more recent years he has worked with the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, designed a science programme for primary school children and an experiential programme for students to learn about working with autonomous robots.

Professor Daniel Willingham

Since 2002 Daniel has written a column for the American Educator called “Ask The Cognitive Scientist”, fielding questions from the wider American education world. His writing also regularly appears in such publications as the Scientific American and The New York Times.  Appointed by President Barack Obama in 2017 to the National Board for Education Science in the U.S, Daniel is a fervent advocate of science-based approaches to learning, teaching and educational policy, informed by what we know about brain function.

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Some more great additions to our Summit. We couldn’t be more thrilled that innovators like these from all over the world are coming together to share their expertise all in the space of 4 days! Head over to our website for a sneak peak at the programme

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