MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Facing the unprecedented challenges of our times, the 2021 Philippine Education Conference (PhilEd) will be held this December 1 to 4 with the theme, “Reimagining Schools and Learning Beyond Covid-19.”

The 2021 PhilEd Conference highlights the need for the Philippine education system to transition from school recovery and readiness to school preparedness and resilience to ensure student learning continuity during disruptive situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

The conference will feature presentations and discussions that run the gamut of issues in education today. Sessions on teaching and learning will include updates on the K to 12 curriculum, reports on teacher education institutions, and the development of both school leadership and critical feeling in today’s digital era. Meanwhile, sessions on standards and competencies will cover professional licensure exams, the Philippine Credit Transfer System, and workforce development.

For the sessions geared towards the future of schools, attendees can look forward to updates on government assistance, discussions on protecting student and educator health, an exploration of smart schools and data-based decision-making, and dialogues on futures thinking. All the sessions are designed to engage schools to take an active role in pursuing the improvement of the Philippine education system.

This year’s resource persons are Distinguished McKnight University in University of Minnesota, Professor Paul Glewwe as keynote speaker; National University of Singapore President, Professor Tan Eng Chye; Duy Tan University’s Dr. Hang Le; Marshall Cavendish Education Singapore’s Dr. Charles Chew; Nanyang Technological University’s Jerome Lo; and Harvard University Professor Jal Mehta.