UCA Public Lecture October 30th, Bishkek: Partnering for Systemic Transformation

Date: 30 October 2018
October 30th 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
 
Professor Colleen McLaughlin
Director of Educational Innovation
Team Leader of the Education Reform and Innovation Group
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Abstract
This lecture will explore the ten-year partnership between the Government of Kazakhstan and the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge which aimed to assist in the transformation of the education system in a group of schools of innovation (NIS) and then roll this out to all the whole system. The Faculty partnership involved development, research and policy support. This talk will explore the nature of the partnership, its work, the research and its impact.

Biography
Professor Colleen McLaughlin, Ph.D., is Director of Educational Innovation and Team Leader of the Education Reform and Innovation group. She has held various leadership roles. She was Head of Department at the University of Sussex for three years and was previously the Deputy Head of Faculty at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. She has also been a school teacher and a local authority advisor. She has been involved as an advisor to governments and non-governmental organisations on the personal and social dimensions of schooling.

Her current interests are in educational reform and partnerships, the school’s role in mental health and well-being and teacher research. Her recent research has focused on well-being in schools (for the Welsh Government and the Nuffield Foundation); relationships in schools; sexuality and HIV related education in Africa (for the Commonwealth Centre for Education); bullying and pupils with special educational needs and disabilities; counselling in schools; and aspects of personal, social and emotional development in schools. Support for international educational reform is now the major area of work. 

Location
University of Central Asia
138 Toktogul Street
3rd Floor Conference Room
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Language
The presentation will be conducted in English.

Registration
We would highly appreciate if you kindly confirm your participation by email cafdp@ucentralasia.org.

* Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.
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