The inaugural Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2020) was held in partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU) at MAX Atria, Singapore EXPO, from Friday, February 07, 2020 to Sunday, February 09, 2020.
The first IAFOR Southeast Asian Conference on Education set out to identify the challenges and highlight the strength in the way ASEAN countries address and tackle the region’s educational needs, at both the national level and at the region-wide level, such as internationalisation, multiculturalism, connectivity, mobility and accessibility. Speakers unpicked the challenges of reforming national-level primary and secondary education systems conducive to enhancing trans-national education within ASEAN and towards forging ASEAN identity. The event showed that the future of education around the world surely cannot ignore what is happening in Southeast Asia.
SEACE2020 kicked off with a Keynote Address by Steven Miller, SMU Vice Provost for Research (below left), titled "The Impact of AI on the Future of Work: Implications for University Education in ASEAN", and was followed by a Keynote from Dr Lim Lai Cheng (below right), Executive Director of the SMU Academy on "Skills and Higher Education: A Case Study of Singapore and Implications for Southeast Asia".
Below left: Professor Victor Teo of The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Victor Teo of The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (left), Professor Haruko Satoh of Osaka University, Japan (center), and Professor Farish Noor of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore speak as part of a wide ranging plenary panel on “Education in Southeast Asia: Crossroads of Geopolitics, Economic Development and Democracy”. Below right: Lowell Sheppard of the HOPE International Development Agency, Japan, speaks about his plans to traverse the Pacific solo in a keynote on “From South East Asian Classrooms to the Middle of the North Pacific!”. Bottom: delegates at SEACE2020 gather for a group photo.
Delegates listen to Dr Lim Lai Cheng, Executive Director of the SMU Academy speaking on "Skills and Higher Education: A Case Study of Singapore and Implications for Southeast Asia".
SEACE2020 Conference Programme & Abstract Book