IX NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference
Values, Wellbeing and Innovation for the Future of Education
26-27 October 2017
Welcome to the IX NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference! The conference took place on 26-27 October 2017, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools is leading educational change in secondary education in Kazakhstan. Since 2008, we have developed innovative educational programmes, assessment systems, teacher education programmes and educational resources, which are in the process of being disseminated throughout the system of education in Kazakhstan in general.
Our international research-to-practice conference has become a key focus point for educational reformers interested in the future of secondary education in Kazakhstan and through Eurasia. Held annually in October, the Conference brings together a global audience of leaders, thinkers, policymakers and practitioners to discuss policy and practice in secondary education, and plays a crucial role in driving forward educational reform in Kazakhstan.
2017 Conference Video
In 2017, NIS hosted some of the most highly-respected educationalists from around the world.
Head of Early Childhood and Schools, Education Division, OECD
Visiting Professor of Practice, Arizona State University, United States
Director of Strategic Development and Execution, International Baccalaureate
Executive Director, National Translation Agency, Kazakhstan
Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
Director, Neufeld Institute, Canada
Managing Director, Astana International Financial Centre, Kazakhstan
Group Director for Assessment Research & Development, Cambridge Assessment, United Kingdom
Education Global Practice Manager, World Bank Education, United States
Tan Oon Seng
Director, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Kazakhstan Project Development Officer, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
In 2017, contributions to the Conference were handled by our online submission system. Conference submissions were reviewed by two members of the Academic Review Committee, whose decisions on submissions were final. Submissions were for papers and posters. Abstracts were to be between 400 and 600 words in length.
The deadline for submitting papers was 27 August 2017.
Registration for the IX NIS International Conference closed on 10 October 2017.
Here is the list of countries with medium and low GDP: all African countries; all Latin American countries; Asian countries (excluding Brunei, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Qatar, Singapore and UAE); and, the following European countries: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine. For the full list of countries, please consult the website of the European Educational Research Association.