27 - 28 August, 2019
Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus, Singapore


8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Coffee & Tea

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

Dr Richard Bakken, Director, Instructional Support Services at Princeton University

Dr Richard Bakken

Director, Instructional Support Services
Princeton University

9:00 am - 9:40 am Masterplan for North West Cambridge: Designing a Multi-Dimensional Academic and Urban Community

North West Cambridge’s first Phase of development is focused on the provision of sustainable, high quality accommodation and community infrastructure required for University Post-Doctorate Researchers who come to live and work in Cambridge. As the development progresses, more uses will be added with 100,000m2 of Commercial and Academic research space, 3,000 homes, 2,000 student accommodation units as well as a school, retail space and many hectares of open and themed amenity space.
Gavin Heaphy, Construction Director at University of Cambridge

Gavin Heaphy

Construction Director
University of Cambridge

9:40 am - 10:30 am PANEL: Redesigning Learning Spaces to Enhance Learners’ Performance and Engagement

·     Transforming learning spaces with innovative design, layout, flexible furniture and smart technology
·     Integrating existing and new learning spaces to empower learning and drive learners’ engagement
·     Aligning learning spaces with pedagogy for impactful learners’ outcomes
Nachamma Sockalingam, Assistant Director at Singapore University of Technology and Design

Nachamma Sockalingam

Assistant Director
Singapore University of Technology and Design

JoAn Radojkovich, Director of Junior School at Dulwich College

JoAn Radojkovich

Director of Junior School
Dulwich College

10:30 am - 11:10 am Speed Networking & Morning Refreshment Break

11:10 am - 11:50 am Making the Case for Space: Achievements in Learning Space Technology Revitalization at Princeton University

·         Redesigning furniture, lighting, acoustics and other features inside learning spaces
·         Structuring learning spaces with educational technologies and make learning spaces more user-friendly and visually appealing
·         Aligning new teaching strategy, process and technologies to deliver the learning experience

Dr Richard Bakken, Director, Instructional Support Services at Princeton University

Dr Richard Bakken

Director, Instructional Support Services
Princeton University

11:50 am - 12:30 pm Flexible Learning Spaces in Australia International School: How Infrastructure can Support Innovative Learning?

·         Key elements to create flexible learning spaces: Innovative classroom design, layout, lighting, flexible furniture and
·         technology
·         Designing learning spaces that align with pedagogy to tailor learning and spaces to the needs of learners
·         Critiquing learning environments
·         Transforming existing spaces through innovative layout and design to meet the needs of STEAM
Jennifer Hill, Head of Teaching and Learning at Australia International School

Jennifer Hill

Head of Teaching and Learning
Australia International School

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Establishing Smart Campus to Facilitate Transformative Learning Experiences

·         Building a robust IT infrastructure to support smart campus development
·         Enabling hybrid learning models with the integration of physical campus spaces with new digital capabilities
·         Optimising students engagement and empowering interactions throughout learning, research and collaboration

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

Case Study Spotlight


2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Creating a Physical Space that Recognises Developmental Needs
     Identifying young learners’ needs and working with designers on the optimal learning environment
     Connecting spaces, pedagogy and curriculum designs for the best learning outcomes
     The use of spaces to stimulate young learners’ capability in social, critical and creative thinking
Richard Henry, Head of School at GEMS World Academy

Richard Henry

Head of School
GEMS World Academy


2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Promoting Active Learning and Interactivity with Adaptable Spaces and Flexible Furniture
·         How spaces, technology and pedagogy need to align to meet evolving learning and teaching demands
·         Leveraging adaptable spaces and flexible furniture to drive active learning
·         Creating interactive pedagogies to optimise learning results
Laura Munaro, Head of Preschool at German European School Singapore

Laura Munaro

Head of Preschool
German European School Singapore


3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break


3:50 pm - 4:30 pm Creating a Vibrant Makerspace to Promote Collaboration and Creativity
  •  Reaping the full benefits of Makerspace in schools
  •  Repurposing existing learning spaces to encourage the adoption of different learning processes
  • Improving collaborative learning and creativity through hands-on practice, feedback and exchanges

Margaret Alvarez, Head Of School at ISS International School Singapore

Margaret Alvarez

Head Of School
ISS International School Singapore


4:30 pm - 5:10 pm The Use of Gamification in Developing Interactive Curriculum
·         Designing gamified curriculums in accordance with targeted learning outcomes
·         Upgrading learning spaces to optimise the results of gamification in learning
·         Measuring the impact of gamification on learners’ performance and engagement 


2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Applying Blended Learning to Transform Student Engagement and Experience
     The use of blended learning spaces to enhance the value of courses and to nurture workforce-ready students
     Reviewing technology needed and pedagogical considerations in instructional design
     Enhancing student engagement and learning experiences through an integrated instructional approach
Dr. Yong Lim Foo, Associate Professor (Applied Learning) at Singapore Institute of Technology

Dr. Yong Lim Foo

Associate Professor (Applied Learning)
Singapore Institute of Technology


2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Enabling Project-Based Experiential Learning through a Student-Centered Environment
·         Reviewing key changes in pedagogy, learning pathways and flexible learning environments for the successful adoption of student-centred learning
·         Identifying challenges and supports to enable meaningful experiential learning
·         Monitoring results and conducting performance assessment against desired student learning outcomes
Kevin Koh, Head, SMU-X Office of the Provost at Singapore Management University

Kevin Koh

Head, SMU-X Office of the Provost
Singapore Management University


3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break


3:50 pm - 4:30 pm Designing an Engaging, Experiential and Collaborative Learning Space for Your Connected Students
·         The challenges of creating active and engaging learning experience for your always-on student
·         Harnessing digital technologies and tools as a central part of your pedagogy
·         Evolving from teacher-led instruction to student-centric collaboration
Bob Fox, Academic Lead Curriculum at The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Bob Fox

Academic Lead Curriculum
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)


4:30 pm - 5:10 pm The Use of AR and VR to Drive Exploration-Based Learning and Collaboration
  • Harnessing the benefits of immersive technologies in improving learning engagement and outcomes
  •  The importance of aligning technology, pedagogy and content to drive successful implementation and uptake
  • Creating a conducive AR and VR learning environment

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm What Schools Can Learn from Corporate Spaces

•             Exploring the innovative blend of the office building and tech campus
•             Transforming the traditional layout into a collaborative open layout
•             Enhancing creativity and collaboration through physical spaces to drive culture and behaviour change
Erwin Chong, Regional Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Administration at DBS Bank

Erwin Chong

Regional Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Administration
DBS Bank

5:40 pm - 5:50 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One