7th SIM GE Education Conference
About 100 lecturers, guests and SIM staff attended the seventh SIM Global Education (SIM GE) Annual Education Conference on 28th October 2017 at SIM HQ.
Revolving around the theme on ‘What do educators have to offer in a world where information wants to be free', three speakers from higher education institutions abroad and in Singapore demonstrated the possibilities of integrating technology, pedagogy and knowledge in classrooms.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Punya Mishra, Associate Dean of Scholarship & Innovation from Arizona State University began his session with the keynote: ‘What do educators have to offer in a world where information wants to be free’. He sets us thinking about repurposing and making a technology an educational technology. He shared with us how information is readily available through a Google search and how authentic knowledge becomes a crucial asset as an educator. A/P Joyce Koh from the National Institute of Education(NIE) provided a context of design thinking and how it can facilitate the process of applying technology in education. Dr. Misty So from NUS demonstrated how she encourages the use of multimodal feedback through an App to promote deeper learning and higher order thinking.
Delegates also had the opportunity to participate and interact with peers through the conference activity. The activity was to work in groups of 3 and present possibilities of integrating technology, pedagogy and content knowledge. Showcase of poster presentations of how SIM GE lecturers have successfully adopted technology in their classroom were also idea generators for other lecturers to go beyond just classroom teaching.