VIII NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference

Taking Change to Scale in Education

27-28 October 2016
Welcome to the VIII NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference! The conference took place on 27-28 October 2016, at the International School of Astana, Kazakhstan.
Here are the materials from the first conference: (i) anniversay of indepedence plenary session, (ii) plenary session speeches, and (iii) materials from the breakout sessions.

Anniversary Plenary Session

In 2016, Kazakhstan marks the 25th anniversary of an independent system of education.
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25th Anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independent System of Education



Plenary Session Speeches

In 2016, NIS hosted some of the most highly-respected educationalists from across the world, including speakers from MIT, Amsterdam University, Michigan State University, University of Cambridge, and UCL Institute of Education.
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William Schmidt

William

Schmidt

Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University, United States

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Miho Taguma, OECD. NIS International Conference.

Miho

Taguma

Senior Policy Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD, Japan


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Alejandro Adler

Alejandro

Adler

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, United States

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David Bridges

David

Bridges

Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia and Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund’s and Homerton Colleges, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Tom Hsu

Tom

Hsu

Professor, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, United States

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Pavel Luksha

Pavel

Luksha

Professor, Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Russian Federation


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Gunter Maris

Gunter

Maris

Professor of Psychological Methods, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Colleen McLaughlin

Colleen

McLaughlin

Professor and Director, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peeter Mehisto

Peeter

Mehisto

Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom

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Richard Phelps

Richard

Phelps

Editor, Nonpartisan Education Review, United States


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Todd Schwartz

Todd

Schwartz

Co-CEO, education.com, United States

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Iveta Silova

Iveta

Silova

Professor and Director of the Center for the Advanced Studies in Global Education, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, United States


Network Sessions

Abstracts, presentations and videos from the 2016 breakout sessions
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1. Educational Change and Innovation

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2. Leadership in Education


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3. Curriculum and Subject Disciplines

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4. Multilingual Education

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5. Early Childhood and Primary Education

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6. Teaching and Learning


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7. Teacher Education and Professional Development

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8. Practitioner Research

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9. Quality Assurance

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10. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement


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11. Student Welfare and Pastoral Care

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12. Educational Resources

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13. Family, Communities and Society

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14. Research Practice and Ethics