The conference theme of the Education Symposium Switzerland and International School Leadership Symposium 2015 is „Excellence, Equality and Equity: Improving the Quality of Education for All”. To develop the quality of teaching and learning processes in school is one of the main topics that will be addressed at the Symposium. Experts and participants from different parts of the world will discuss the opportunities to achieve high quality education for all – despite individual learning preconditions or needs, how to deal with issues related to diversity and inclusion, and derive possible implications for educational leaders’ actions.

The Symposium 2015 thematically refers to the important areas of school leadership:

  • Classroom Development – Improving Teaching and Instruction, with topics such as: new findings of research into teaching and learning, innovative teaching methods, competence orientation
  • Staff Development – Human Resource Management, with topics such as: dealing with difficult situations in personnel management, systematic personnel management, supporting teacher cooperation
  • Organization Development and Knowlegde Management, with topics such as: knowledge management in innovative organizations, school development meeting contemporary demands
  • Quality Management, with topics such as: benefits and risks of external evaluation/school inspection, quality management systems put to the test
  • System Leadership and Cooperation, with topics such as: opportunities of cooperation between formal and informal (edu) partners, networked learning communities, collaboration within and between schools

Besides, there will be cross-cutting issues:

  • Educational Equality
  • Diversity Management, with topics such as: diversity as a chance, heterogeneity and what it means for school leadership
  • Health, with topics such as: job demands and pressures in school and school leadership, health risks and resilience factors, resources for school leadership
  • School Turnaround, with topics such as: school development in difficult circumstances, school turnaround from the education authority’s perspective, experiences with schools facing extreme difficulties
  • Leadership Development  – Professionalization of School Leaders, with topics such as: innovative learning arrangements in PD, impact of PD, school leadership competencies

Further issues:

  • Architecture and Education
  • Arts and Education
  • Educational Policy and Educational Governance

Program Overview

 

1. 9. 2015 2. 9. 2015 3. 9. 2015 4. 9. 2015 5. 9. 2015
Pre-Conference

«International Seminar 2015»

Main Conference

«Educational Symposium Switzerland and International School Leadership Symposium 2015»

Post-Conference

«Science Forum 2015»

 

 

 

 

Pre-Conference

Information about School Systems in Switzerland

„Hot Issues“ of School and School Leadership within participating countries

 

Dinner

Pre-Conference

Schools Visits

 

Main Conference

Parallel Program

(Paper Presentations, Workshops)

 

Lunch

 

Parallel Program

(Paper Presentations, Workshops)

Conference Dinner

Tour de Zoug

Main Conference

Plenary Program

Closing the Conference

 

Post-Conference

Science Forum for International Researchers

workshop revolving around methods of evaluation

Main Conference

Welcome

Introduction to the Conference Theme

Plenary Program

Aperó

(Welcome Reception with Snacks)

Post-Conference

Science Forum for International Researchers

workshop revolving around methods of evaluation

 

Dinner