Whether local, international, private or public, all schools are affected by the pressure to offer internationally relevant curricula, to educate students as global citizens and to meet international educational standards. In this inspirational and challenging course, Dr Stephen Whitehead will guide delegates in understanding the international environment in which we all now work.
With relevance to teachers, school leaders and school owners, this engaging day promises to inspire debate and encourage discussion. Are ‘international schools’ really any more international than so-called ‘local’ schools. Is offering an international curriculum enough? And, what about having an ‘international’ student body?
Practically-orientated, but grounded in current theory, the course will challenge you to develop a framework for thinking about how your school or classroom is affected by the international dimension of modern schooling.
You will leave the course:
Aware of current trends in ‘international’ education.
Better understanding Human Resource issues in schools, especially when operating internationally and/or employing international staff.
Having undertaken a Professional Development needs analysis of your school.
Aware of how globalization is changing the nature of school leadership and its impact on staff.
With better knowledge of accreditation – for both international and local schools.
Aware of the expansion of international schools in Asia and the implications for managers and teachers.
‘Steve is an inspiring thinker and educator – great teacher and tutor’
Dr Francis Farrell, PGCE Course Leader, Edge Hill University, UK
Stephen is an internationally recognised author, consultant and researcher on education and management.
From 1997 to 2015, Stephen was Senior Lecturer in Education and Sociology at Keele University (UK), responsible for establishing and delivering a range of postgraduate courses (MBA, MA, PGCEi and EdD) for international school teachers/managers in Asia and the Middle East. He also held the post of Professor of Gender Studies at Shih Hsin University (Taiwan) and now works as a Director of Sarjana Education Group (Brunei and Malaysia) and as an international educational consultant.
His diverse professional interests are reflected in an extensive speaking and publishing career. His tenth book, Gender and Identity, was published in February 2013. This academic text book being preceded in November 2012 by The Relationship Manifesto, a popular, self-help book based on his Relationship Manifesto Podcast Series. His eleventh book, published in 2014, was also his first biography – of Ally Taylor – taking the reader into the realms of gender identity, confusion and personal discovery.
Countless students, conference attendees and schools have benefitted from Stephen’s experience, wisdom and expertise. An inspirational speaker, Stephen challenges his audiences to develop new perspectives and understandings.
THOSE ALL IMPORTANT FAQ's
Are lunch and refreshments provided?
Yes, tea/coffee, snacks and lunch are all included in the price.
Can you recommend any nearby hotels?
Yes, of course. The following are within easy distance of SISB:
We also have an arrangement with a local travel agent whereby delegates get a 5% discount on room rates. Their website is here and the discount/login code is ed191_PED. If you are staying in Bangkok before or after the course the discount can also be used against any of their listed hotels in Bangkok.
How do I get to SISB?
SISB is a short cab ride from Hwuai Kwang MRT or Ekkamai BTS station and has plenty of parking available. For those driving, it is located very close to an access point for the Ram Inthra Expressway.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You need bring nothing with you on the day other than energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to engage.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
E-Mail us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, absolutely. If your circumstances change and you are no longer able attend we will happilly transfer your registration to a friend or colleague. Send a quick note to our support team to make the change: email@example.com.
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Singapore International School of Bangkok (Pracha Uthit Campus)
498/11 Rotchanamin Alley
Bangkok, THAILAND 10310