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Cambridge Conference Indonesia Prepare Students to Get Ready for the World

Cambridge Conference Indonesia Prepare Students to Get Ready for the World, August 8, 2018 (KalderaNews/Ist)
JAKARTA, KalderaNews.com - Around 200 teachers and school principals from Cambridge schools in the Greater Jakarta area attended the first Cambridge Conference Indonesia at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel, August 8, 2018. Organised by Cambridge Assessment International Education, the Cambridge Conference Indonesia is one of the largest educational conferences nationwide, with this year focusing on how to prepare Indonesian students to be ready for the world.

"This conference serves as a unique platform where Cambridge International, along with key experts in education, share practical advice on how to develop an educational climate that will nurture learning habits and skills for our students to be successful not only in education but also in the workplace and life in general," said Dr Ben Schmidt, Regional Director, Southeast Asia and Pacific, Cambridge Assessment International Education to KalderaNews.

"With globalisation, the digital revolution, mass migration, and the prospect of climate instability, global markets demand a new kind of graduate that is world-ready, which entails preparing students, so that they will become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged in a world of increasing social, cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity," Dr Schmidt added.

The Cambridge Conference Indonesia saw an exciting lineup of speakers, along with hot-topic presentations, updates and break-out sessions. Paul Ellis, Head of Teaching and Learning Strategy, Cambridge International today, for example, discussed in detail how educators and students could work together to prepare the latter to "get ready" for the world.

In the morning session, Dr Benson Soong, Founder of Advanced Pedagogy Pte Ltd Singapore, in "Don't Stop Talking at the Back of the Class", discussed how teaching students, contrary to popular belief, requires educators to allow students to talk in class. Also in the morning session, international educational consultant, mathematician, and author Dr Alison Borthwick dissected the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in a changing landscape. 

Cambridge operates in 160 countries across the globe, including Indonesia, which saw significant growth in the number of Indonesian Cambridge schools from 180 to 218 within two years. (JS)

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