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Yidan Prize Conference 2018: Educating for the future

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Global economic and social challenges require countries to have increasingly educated and skilled populations. To achieve this, we need forward looking education systems that can adapt to change, as well as a professional body of evidence-informed teachers and practitioners.

This year has seen the inaugural award of the Yidan Prize, the world's largest prize in Education. To mark and discuss the achievements of the Laureates, Prof Carol S. Dweck and Vicky Colbert, we bring together leading figures from the worlds of education research, education practice, psychology and international development to debate what high quality education looks like and how we might bring it about for all children globally.

For this two-day gala conference, we welcome those with an interest in education in all its forms, from practitioners to academics to policy makers to philanthropists.

We are delighted that we will be hearing from Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of Tencent and the Yidan Prize Foundation, as well as having a keynote talk from Vicky Colbert of the Escuela Nueva project. We will also hear from Prof Carol Dweck of Stanford University.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Dame Alison Peacock DBE, DL, FRSA

  • Rae Snape, Head Teacher, the Spinney Primary School, Cambridge

  • Professor Rebecca Allen, Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, Insitute of Education, UCL

  • David Laws, former Education Minister and Director of the Education Policy Institute

  • Charles Cotton, Founder and Chairman of Cambridge Phenomenon International Ltd

  • Lucy Lake, CAMFED

  • Professor Anna Vignoles, University of Cambridge

  • Professor Pauline Rose, University of Cambridge

  • Professor Usha Goswami, University of Cambridge


Draft Schedule:


29 January 2018

14:00 Opening remarks

Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize; Dr Julian Huppert, Director of the Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge; and Professor Geoff Hayward, Head of the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

14:20 Session 1 – Achieving change in education systems: the role of teachers and leaders.

Chair: Professor Anna Vignoles, Jesus College and Faculty of Education.

Panel: Professor Rebecca Allen, Professor of Education UCL IOE and Director of Education Datalab; Professor Alison Peacock – Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching; Rae Snape - Head Teacher of The Spinney.

15:15 Tea break

15:45 Session 2 - Achieving change in education systems: the role of the state and third sector

Chair: Dr Julian Huppert, Director of the Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge.

Panel: David Laws, Executive Chair Education Policy Institute; Charles Cotton, Founder and Chairman of Cambridge Phenomenon Ltd; Professor Anna Vignoles, Jesus College and Faculty of Education.

16:40 Video of Professor Carol Dweck, University of Stanford

17:30 Keynote: Dr Vicky Colbert, Founder and Director of Fundación Escuela Nueva

18:30 Drinks Reception

19:30 Conference Dinner

(Dress Code: Conference Standard Formal with Cambridge attendees wearing gowns; Please contact if-coordinator@jesus.cam.ac.uk with dietary requirements)


30 January 2018

9:15 Session 4- Using high tech methods to understand children’s social behaviour

Speaker: Dr Jenny Gibson, Faculty of Education

10: 15 Session 5- Language and Reading: The Learning Brain

Speaker: Professor Usha Goswami, Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, Cambridge

11:15 Tea break

11:45 Session 6 - Education and social mobility

Speaker: Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust

12:45 Networking lunch

13:45 Session 7 - Reaching the most marginalised through education in Africa

Chair: Sean Coughlan, BBC Education Correspondent

Panel: Professor Pauline Rose, Director of the REAL Centre, Faculty of Education; Lucy Lake Chief Executive Officer of Camfed; Sinikiwe Makove, Head of Programmes, Camfed Zimbabwe.

14:45 Closing Remarks

15:00 Conference Closes

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