The evening kicked off with a short networking and mingling session, followed by a special buffet dinner paired with wine and then directly into the discussion from the special guest speakers. The speakers included: Hwee Yeang CHENG (TC'13): Principal, Cedar Girls' Secondary School; Christopher Deneen, Ed.D. (TC'04): Assistant Professor, Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, National Institute of Education; June Meng LOW (TC'13): Head, Leadership and Community Education, Raffles Institution; Geok Hwa KHOO (TC'09): Head of Curriculum, Dunman High School.
Parents, fellow educators, and school administrators learned more about different ways to foster leadership development through education. Among these were social innovation, community engagement, right policy making within HR and faculty and programs that teach our youth the leadership skills needed to be successful not only in the traditional educational sense, but also are challenged to question and innovate new means of leadership development.
"It was an interesting evening, and gave me some interesting insights from the perspective of school policy and planning," said Eleanor Tan, Actor/Director/Educator
Following the discussion, a short Q&A session was offered to the audience in which people were able to ask direct questions to the four guest speakers. Parents, students, and other teachers asked about current school policies, funding, student-teacher and parent relationship, as well as their perspective on what is the future of education for the youth growing up in such a fast-paced digital era.
"I loved the inspiration and the questions that set me thinking; it is very much of what I enjoyed in my experience at Teacher’s College, ” said Laverne Wee, (TC’09)
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