Date 25-26 October 2018
Venue Astana Congress Center, Astana, Kazakhstan
Organisation Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools

The NIS International Conference has become a centerpiece of the work of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, and acts as a platform for the exchange of experience, findings and trends on educational development in the context of a globalising world. Last year, over 1400 delegates participated in the conference, including representatives of local and international education organisations and academic institutions.

Over the past eight years, the conference has established its reputation as a forum raising some of the most critical issues in the sphere of education. This year, the conference will focus on questions such as critical approaches to schooling, the demands of future generations of schoolchildren, and the uses of technologies such as artificial intelligence in educational practice. Keynote speakers will look at the future for public schooling, traditional schooling models and the effect of technology on the development of schooling.

In order to address the principal themes of the conference, including values education, student wellbeing and innovation, the following speakers have been invited to participate in this year’s event:

  • Shalva Amonashvili, Professor, Moscow Pedagogical University, and Full Member of the Russian Academy of Education, author of the theory of humane pedagogy, and author of numerous books and articles;
  • Kai-ming Cheng, Emeritus Professor and Chair Professor, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education, Hong Kong, and Catherine Chan, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; and,
  • Michael Young, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom, author of the theory of powerful knowledge.

Over 170 presentations were given during the breakout sessions. Materials from the conference are made freely available online.

Submission deadline: 29 June 2018

For mor informatin please visit the conference website.

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