Singapore to hold first regional education expo in November

Singapore will hold the first AsiaEducationExpo 2013 (AEX2013), which will showcase the latest education technologies and methodologies, and allow educators and policymakers from the region to network and exchange ideas.

The expo will be held from Nov 20 to 22 at the Singapore Expo Hall 2, in collaboration with Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Language Centre.

Sphere Exhibits - the events, roadshows and exhibitions arm of Singapore Press Holdings - announced the event on Monday.

The expo will showcase new ways of instruction and best practices that encourage and motivate learning. It will also highlight new and emerging offerings from educational and instructional technology providers, such as alternative platforms that can be used for learning, among other things.

On Nov 22, there will be the AEX Teacher's Forum, which is supported by The Straits Times. The forum will cover how educators can tap on news as a teaching resource.

Two conference tracks, one for parents and one for educators, will also run over the three days, with over 30 speakers, including Professor S. Gopinathan of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and Professor Quek Jin Jong, Principal Officer at the National Institute of Education.

Educators can learn how to cope with challenges facing education in the 21st century, while parents will be taught how to complement teachers' efforts to help their child succeed.

Chairman of Sphere Exhibits Chua Wee Phong said the expo will take Singapore "a step closer to realising the country's aspiration as a regional education hub".

For more information on the expo, visit http://www.aex.com.sg/2013/

Details on the conferences for parents and educators can be found at http://www.asiaeducationconference.net/