HMC member interest: FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2020 Conference – 30 March 2020

Ascent or decline? Educating the Western mind in an age of China, Tech & AI

–        A one day conference hosted in the centre of Oxford as part of the Literary Festival on 30th March 2020

–        Attracting expert global speakers

–        Focused on forward-looking strategic educational issues

–        Designed for education leaders only

The West has enjoyed a privileged educational reputation for the past century across the world. However, by 2030 China and India will have educated 50% of the world’s graduates.

–        What models of education are such economies already evolving to meet their emerging employability needs?

–        How is Chinese development of educational technology tipping the balance of educational power in an AI age?

–        In a future labour market, will the Western educational model succeed in producing graduates well equipped for an automated age?

–        If so, what are the critical Western graduate skills which will be most in demand?

The Conference brings together experts to examine these vital questions.

Keynote speakers:

Ting Zhang

One of the leading China business experts in the UK. Since 2018 Ting has been advising leading British education solutions and Edutech firms on achieving their goals for China.

Garrod Musto

A Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching to consult on national STEM teacher training standards in China. 25 years experience as Maths teacher and international curriculum design.

Professor Rose Luckin

Professor of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab in London. An expert in the design and evaluation of Ed Tech using theories of learning science and Artificial Intelligence.

Josie Cluer

Leader of EY’s education practice, specialising in helping universities transform to meet the needs of students and employers. A former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Innovation Universities and Skills.

Dr Simon Walker

Co-Founder of STEER a leading organisation helping schools develop employability skills for an age of AI and automation.  A UNESCO advisor in AI and Education and consultant to global businesses including Accenture, KPMG and PWC.

Conference details:

–        March 30th 2020, Western Library, Oxford

–        Ticket price £150 including lunch in Exeter College Great Hall

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