Future Careers & Curriculum Development
The National Conference on Higher Education 2020: Future Careers & Curriculum Development is a two-day nationwide conference hosted by Enderun Colleges which will tackle the emerging jobs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution vis-à-vis trends in curriculum and instruction. The topics have been created with the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) in mind and include specific subjects such as innovation in learning, asset-based instruction, curriculum development, and technology’s role in jobs of the future. The program is comprised of talks given by the most esteemed education officials, panel discussions facilitated by leaders in international education, presentations from education’s most inquisitive researchers and faculty, as well as breakout rooms lead by the industry’s innovation leaders.
Head of Development for APAC
International Baccalaureate (IB.org)
Dean of Education
University of the Philippines, Diliman
Vice Chancellor for Academics
Vice Chancellor for Academics
Chair, Department of Teacher Education
University of Santo Tomas
Dean of Education
University of Santo Tomas
De LaSalle Innovation & Technology Office (DITO)
Director of Guidance
Far Eastern University
Analytics Association of the Philippines
Philippine Business Education (PBed)
Teacher Education Network
Director for Operations
Head of Access & Community Engagement
Habi Education Labs
Vice President for Business Development
Director of International Relations
Far Eastern University
In an effort to provide a platform for industry experts, educators, and other members of the academe to showcase their research, The 2020 National Conference on Future Careers & Education Trends will be extending a call for papers, in collaboration with the Enderun Colleges Research Department. Selected researchers will be given an opportunity to present at a prime slot during the conference; they will also be given a publication opportunity in a special edition (Vol. 3, Issue 2) of the Enderun College Research Journal, along with a certificate and a moderate cash token.
According to Alvin Toffler, "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." Mankind is currently in the throes of the fourth industrial revolution, meaning that the employment landscape is shifting more rapidly than ever before. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that the education sector discusses the different opportunities in which systems like K-12 can be utilized to equip students for a tech and design thinking-driven future. This talk will hone in on how we can maximize students' education and equip them not just with the technical skills needed to thrive in the current modern world, but the mental framework needed to adapt to the call for continuous learning.
The future of jobs is a topic that's often brought up in discussions on education and employment--but what, exactly, do these jobs look like? What are the skills employers will be looking for? What are the current trends which will affect the needs within companies and industries? Which jobs are going to change? Which ones will be phased out? What new opportunities will be created? This talk discusses the specific ways in which innovations in IoT and AI will change the profiles of employees who excel in the workplace and the ways in which industries are run.
Albert Einstein said that, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world." Design thinking and creativity have paved the way for opportunities in tech, changing the ways in which we live our daily lives: from reading the daily news to how major industries operate. How, then, can we teach students to channel their creativity toward conjuring these innovative solutions in their respective fields? This talk, through an immersive discussion and sharing of best practices lead by industry experts gives participants the opportunity to map out the different opportunities for creative minds in the field of education.
Teacher Training is a crucial component of success in education. Before we can reach out to students, we need to equip teachers with the classroom management skills and know-how to create a dynamic learning environment. Through this talk, participants will be given exposure to innovative techniques, strategies, and frameworks that they can apply daily in the classroom.
Shifting to the K12 system has been one of the biggest milestones for the Philippine educational system in the past few years. Now, six years after its implementation, we have enough research, analytics, and data to see the various ways in which the shift has impacted graduates. In this talk, education leaders will discuss trends that have come out of the K-12 implementation, the challenges that have come up over the six-year period, and their best practices when it comes to coping with these challenges. Key Takeaways: -Analyzing current trends borne from the shift to K-12 -Sharing progress which has come from the change to the K-12 system -Addressing challenges of the K-12 system
With new situations come new strategies--through this talk, educators at the forefront of innovation in education will share their best practices and long-term plans through which K-12 can better be maximized in the Philippine setting. The discussions will include teaching methods, curriculum development, and the integration of tech into the traditional teaching process. Key Takeaways: -Discussing innovations and solutions which have come out as a result of K-12 system -Evaluating various ways in which tech can be integrated into the teaching process
Higher education and educational tracks are often a crucial jumping off point into one's career. This panel discussion will focus on the ways in which colleges and universities can equip students with the skills they need to pursue their specific industries while also giving them the leverage they need to expand into different fields of study in the future. By identifying the point at which employment and education intersect, attendees will be given the opportunity to evaluate different points for integration between curriculum development and the job market. Key Takeaways: -Examining the intersection between education and jobs of the future -Evaluating opportunities for integration and collaboration between industries and education
The development of the ASEAN Qualification Reference Framework or the AQRF has paved the way for standardizing the quality of education across varying school systems. This panel discussion will create an opportunity for the sharing of best practices, unique challenges, and innovative solutions between education officials of different countries, generating an international conversation which will lead to further improvement and streamlining of education across the region. Key Takeaways: -Bridging the gap between previous standards, current standards, and standards of the future -Adjusting to ASEAN standards -Sharing of challenges and best practices
Online academies and certificate courses have become a crucial part of professional development over the past few years. Alternative learning has created an avenue for students from all walks of life to gain access to premium educational materials. This panel discussion centers around identifying the key roles which MOOCs and short courses play in upskilling the current workforce, evaluating the different types of jobs which will be created in the next decade or so, and addressing future employment trends. Key Takeaways: -Visualizing the future job market vis-a-vis automation, IoT, AI, and sustainability -Identifying trends and phenomena which will contribute to drastic change in the job market -Analyzing these trends and phenomena to predict what the most in-demand jobs will be -Create employee profiles on which curriculum can be built
Curriculum innovation is a key factor in education and technology. This panel discussion will be lead by universities at the forefront of technology and advancement, focusing on the different opportunities for growth within curriculum and the biggest challenges when it comes to improving their programmes. In particular, it will hone in on how educational institutions can create synnergy between the objectives of each course and the skills which will be needed in the workplace. Key Takeaways: -Sharing best practices re: curriculum development -Identifying challenges of curriculum improvement and development -Matching curriculum and fields of study to career paths
Employment and entrepreneurship are two sides of a very important coin--the workforce which shapes industries and ultimately, the landscape of commerce and the world. Now, more than ever, there needs to be a conversation about education and the opportunities for jobs to be filled and created. Through this panel discussion, representatives from the fields of education and business will come together in a fruitful discussion meant to highlight the different ways in which they can carve out new opportunities for the most valued resource of the future--skilled employees. Key Takeaways: -Identifying and analyzing skills needed to build and rebuild identities in the shifting landscape of the future -Examining the fluctuating link between identity, career, and meaning -Discussing how knowledge and the currency of information has changed and will change cognition and behavior
Information and the stewardship of learning management are one of the most tech-impacted sectors of education--with the rise of online Learning Management Systems and e-learning platforms, traditional administration has had to upgrade, upskill, and adapt to better their roles as stewards of student information. In this hybrid between a talk and panel discussion, administrators from different institutions and sectors will engage in discourse that tackles the evolving place of administrators in an era of constant change. Key Takeaways: -Exploring modern alternatives to traditional school administration -Matching common challenges to productive administrative solutions -Sharing best practices in efficiency and effectiveness when it comes to navigating the space of online administration -Engaging in a fruitful Q&A and discussion where local situations can be put forth for examination, given an international framework -Creating a strategy for the educational institutions of the future
Continuing Education plays a key part in bridging the gap between tech and analogue in employment, encouraging life-long learning across various industries. Professional certifications, opportunities for upskilling, and courses which cater to creativity, critical thinking, and innovation are all key when it comes to adapting to the modern workplace. This panel discussion will be an opportunity for educators to create conversations surrounding the various challenges, strategies, and opportunities in Continuing Education. Key Takeaways: -Building curriculum that supplements traditional education -Creating curriculum which aids professionals in upskilling -Developing courses which address the ever-changing job market -Providing avenues for both personal and professional growth which are tangential to the academe -Sharing best practices for building extension schools
Internships offer a middleground between the safety of a college campus and the excitement of the working world. In 2020, most companies recruit employees specifically through internship collaborations with different schools. This panel discussion aims to identify and analyze the different skills which companies look for when recruiting interns and eventually, absorbing them into their workforce. Key Takeaways: -Identifying the skills which interns need to land global career opportunities -Analyzing key factors of internship opportunities and how they correlate to talent acquisition -Brainstorming new methods in which curriculum can integrate internship preparation into education -Synthesizing theory and practical experience to better prepare students for the rigors of the workplace
According to Forbes Magazine, by the year 2025, EQ will become a bigger determinant of success than IQ--trends and studies show that soft skills like grit, patience, and critical thinking will make all the difference in the workplace. Whereas technical skills are focused on in schools, students of the future no longer have numerous organic experiences in which they can practice soft skills. This panel discussion will explore exactly how schools can foster motivation and emotional intelligence through curriculum development. Key Takeaways: -Integrating mental health awareness into the academic system -Exploring the effects of mental health on future employment -Analyzing the value of mental health in a results-driven academic environment
The best way to equip students is to in turn, equip teachers to deliver lessons, modules, and frameworks to the best of their abilities. This panel discussion will focus on the various modes and frameworks through which teachers can practice and refine their techniques. With an emphasis on the Philippine setting, common challenges that teachers face, and the solutions geared toward continuous teacher education, this discussion will also tackle creativity and innovation in teacher training. -Discussing training techniques for teachers -Addressing how challenges in teacher education and preparation can be dealt with -Creating strategies which equip teachers with skills needed to cope in the classroom of the future
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