Future Proofing the ECE Curriculum - Understanding, Supporting and Recognising the Nature and Role of Learning Behaviours

Critically identified Learning Behaviours such as self regulation, metacognition, emotional Literacy and Creativity form an integral part of Children’s development and progress Understanding and supporting the acquisition and development of Children’s Learning Behaviours is a crucial aspect of an aspirational, ambitious, , relevant and responsible Curriculum. By ensuring that children have these necessary drivers to seek, engage and act on knowledge and skills, educators will secure effective and transformational outcomes for the children that they work with. As such an integral part of supporting children’s development, it is also vital that the acquisition and progression of Learning Behaviours is represented in a way that both supports Educators decision making and also provides a robust mean of accountability. This Keynote will examine the principles and practices that enable leaders and educators to create a unique, value driven approach to integrating the support and assessment of Learning Behaviours across all Early Years Provision.

Jan Luke Dubiel

Independent ECE Consultant

Using Talk for Writing Strategy in Chinese teaching

Talking for Writing strategy is an efficient way of teaching language and writing in many western countries because it can make students learn and practice to use writing skills. The question that how to put this interesting and effective teaching strategy into Chinese writing is now becoming a valuable topic for Chinese teachers. I will introduce the Talk for Writing Strategy and provide the examples in my class. Besides, some expectation toward other subjects will be showed in the session.

Alvin Wu

Mandarin Teacher, Wellington College International Tianjin

Thinking Moves A – Z: a scheme for teaching and learning metacognition

Roger Sutcliffe, the creator of the scheme, will explain how the 26 verbs in the A – Z encompass but surpass Bloom’s famous, but flawed, taxonomy of cognitive processes. He will show how all teaching and learning can be improved by planning for and practising individual Moves, and by developing a rich range of metacognitive strategies, expressed as simple combinations of Moves. He will finally explain the simple structure of the 6-hour online training that gives individuals and schools the confidence to begin a lifelong ‘metacognitive journey’ of their own.

Roger Sutcliffe

Educational Consultant, DialogueWorks

"Tradition" meets "Modern" - Cultural learning Integrated with EdTech

Can EdTech be used to learn traditional Chinese culture?
Can language proficiency be developed through the integration of EdTech?
Can learning Chinese traditional culture help pupils establish information-oriented thinking?
Can STEAM courses help pupils effectively consolidate language basic knowledge and improve language application skills?
Can EdTech be used to enable pupils to become creative communicators and active cross-cultural communicators?

Catherine Jia

Chinese Culture coordinator/Mandarin teacher, Wellington College International Tianjin

Elisa Yan

Mandarin Teacher/ JS EdTech Lead, Wellington College International Tianjin

Let's Talk Oracy: harness the power of classroom talk

Talk is one of the most commonly used tools a teacher draws upon in the classroom. And yet, many teachers are not confident about how to develop students’ learning through talk.

This session will address this challenge directly: firstly unpacking what research tells us about classroom talk and then exploring a range of practical strategies to harness talk for learning. Through real-life examples (videos and transcripts) you will see first-hand how a high quality oracy education can elevate teaching and learning, and crucially the small, practical steps a teacher can take to enable all students to learn through talk.

Alice Stott

Director of Programmes, Voice 21

Concept based Curriculum and Instructions

The session focuses on the Concept-Based Curriculum and Instructions (CBCI) framework, which aims to promote students’ deep understanding through inquiry. Participants will learn about the structure of knowledge,structure of process, concept-based unit planning, and inductive way of teaching for various subjects and age groups. The workshop provides educators with tools and resources to concentrate on students’ conceptual understanding, leading to a more profound comprehension.

Tingting Ge

Chinese Coordinator, Wellington College China Huili Nantong School

Unlock the Magic of Reading: How to Build Lifelong Readers

This session is an ideal resource for any educator who is seeking practical tools and guidance to build a reading culture within their school. By acknowledging the importance of reading, this presentation provides valuable insights into how educators can make a positive impact on pupil education and personal growth. It offers practical tips and strategies that can be implemented to inspire and ignite a love for reading within the school community. Overall, this session promotes the idea that reading is an essential life skill that should be nurtured and developed from a young age, and it provides the tools and guidance needed to achieve this goal.

Paige Jordan

Head of Primary English, Wellington College International Hangzhou

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