Prestigious international education conference comes to Glasgow in 2016

Published: 7 January 2015

The University of Glasgow is to host the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) from January 6-9, 2016, it has been announced.

The University of Glasgow is to host the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) from January 6-9, 2016, it has been announced.

This distinguished event, which attracts speakers and delegates from across the globe, recently celebrated its 28th conference in Cincinnati, where it was announced that the 2016 conference would be hosted by the University of Glasgow, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, Education Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

With its theme of "connecting teachers, schools and systems: creating the conditions for effective learning", the conference offers a unique forum for practitioners, academics, policy-makers and researchers to come together to share worldwide experiences in education.

Speakers already confirmed for the 2016 event include:

• Dr Rowena Arshad, University of Edinburgh
• Professor Graham Donaldson, University of Glasgow
• Marinieves Alba, Community School Director, New York
• Professor Pasi Salberg, visiting Professor of Practice, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, USA

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Angela Constance said: “I’m delighted that Scotland will be welcoming teachers, academics and policy-makers from around the world next January. The 29th ICSEI conference will bring together expertise from around the world to identify and promote successful strategies for effective learning, while providing us with an opportunity to showcase the best of Scottish education.”

Michael Schratz, President of ICSEI said: “Scotland has continuously proven to be a showcase for better education for all. Following this tradition, the Glasgow conference will bring together professionals from all over the world to share cutting-edge knowledge and powerful practice. ICSEI 2016 will create the innovative space for an emerging future of education by placing learning and achievement centre stage to equip children and young people with what is necessary to meet today’s challenges and, more importantly, the resilience they need for thriving in an unknown future.”

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow, said: “The University of Glasgow, in partnership with GTCS, Education Scotland and Glasgow City Council, is delighted to host the 2016 ICSEI conference. We are immensely proud of our place at the centre of education in Scotland for over 560 years and we remain committed to the pursuit of knowledge and our practical understanding of how we learn best and most effectively. These commitments reflect the focus of the conference and so it will be a great privilege and opportunity for the University to play its part in sharing new insights and fresh perspectives on education, and so to making the 29th ICSEI an important and memorable success.”

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First published: 7 January 2015

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