What will education look like in a post-pandemic world?
Is it possible to socially distance in a classroom? Will virtual learning eliminate economic differences in education – or exacerbate them? What does the research tell us about students’ mindsets in times of crisis?
Like many sectors, education is at a crossroads. For this year’s Yidan Prize Asia-Pacific Conference, we have considered the options with other experts from governments, universities, corporations and philanthropic foundations.
We have heard from Mr Nadiem Makarim, Indonesian Minister of Education
Mr Makarim has shared his perspectives on which issues need to be addressed first. We were also joined by expert panelists from Hong Kong SAR, India, Norway and the Philippines: an international line-up to share ideas with global impact. You can find the full program in the Program section at the bottom of the page.
Bringing changemakers together
The Yidan Prize Conference Series exists to bring experts, practitioners and educators together for frank discussions on education. As the landscape of learning recovers, now is the time for these conversations – both on the system-wide problems at play, and the potential solutions to alleviate them.
Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize
Mr Ronnie C. Chan, Co-Founder and Chairman, CAPS
A fireside chat between Mr Nadiem Makarim, Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, and Dr Ruth Shapiro, Co-Founder and CEO, CAPS
Mr Li-Kai Chen, Global Lead in Education, McKinsey & Company
Mr Dankert Vedeler, Chair of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Governing Board and former Assistant Director General in the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research
(Moderator) Professor Kai-ming Cheng, Professor Emeritus, HKU
Mr Chen Shujun, Vice President of Tencent Education and General Manager of Online Education Department (China)
Dr Milwida “Nene” Guevara, CEO, Synergeia Foundation (Philippines)
Dr Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham (India)
(Moderator) Dr Ruth Shapiro, Co-Founder and CEO, CAPS
Mr Edward Ma, Secretary-General, Yidan Prize Foundation