Date
11 Dec 2018
Location
Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Yidan Prize Conference Series: Asia Pacific 2018
(From left) Professor Zhang Xiang, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKU; Professor Larry Hedges, the Yidan Prize Laureate for Education Research 2018; Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of Yidan Prize; Professor Anant Agarwal, the Yidan Prize Laureate for Education Development 2018; and Professor A. Lin Goodwin, Dean of the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong

The Yidan Prize Foundation and the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) co-organized the Yidan Prize Conference Series: Asia-Pacific with keynote lectures delivered by two newly minted Yidan Prize winners: Professor Larry Hedges, one of the most influential applied statisticians in the world and Yidan Prize Laureate for Education Research 2018, and Professor Anant Agarwal, Founder and CEO of edX and Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018. The event was attended by over 200 participants, including scholars, researchers, government officials, school principals, teachers, NGO representatives and university students.

On the same day, the faculty of HKU also hosted the third International Forum for Deans of Schools of Education at Research Universities. Various deans of education from around the world, including Australia, Finland, Japan, Mainland China, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA, joined the Yidan Prize keynote lectures in addition to attending the forum.

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Keynote lecture one: The essential role of research evidence in education

Professor Larry Hedges, Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018

Keynote lecture two: Reimagining education

Professor Anant Agarwal, Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018

Professor Zhang Xiang, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKU, delivers opening remarks
Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize, delivers a speech
Professor Larry Hedges, the Yidan Prize Laureate for Education Research 2018, delivers a keynote lecture on the “Essential Role of Research Evidence in Education”
Professor Goodwin, A Lin, Dean of the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong, moderates a fireside chat with Professor Larry Hedges, the Yidan Prize Laureate for Education Research 2018
Professor Anant Agarwal, the Yidan Prize Laureate for Education Development 2018, delivers a keynote lecture on “Reimagining Education”
Dr Manzoor Ahmed, member of Global Advisory Board at the Yidan Prize, moderates a fireside chat with Professor Anant Agarwal, the Yidan Prize Laureate for Education Development 2018
Professor Cheng Kai-Ming, Emeritus Professor of the University of Hong Kong, delivers a speech