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The theme for the 2019 KU Annual Conference ‘The Power of the Question’ invites participants to consider the art of questioning to stimulate thinking and inquiry.
The conference streams aim to provoke delegates to consider the power of the question as an imperative to creating an explorative attitude among children and educators. Delegates will be invited to consider the art of questioning to support inquiry-based teaching and learning and the birth of new ideas. Thoughtful and intentional questions will help lay the foundation for reciprocal conversations and generate opportunities for children to be reflective, curious and challenged.
The 2019 Annual Conference will feature international keynote speaker Alise Shafer Ivey (USA), alongside a program of highly regarded speakers.
Alise Shafer Ivey (USA)
Alise Shafer Ivey is an educational consultant, Founder and Executive Director of the Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles, and retired Founder and Director of Evergreen Community School in Santa Monica, California. She works privately with schools throughout the US and abroad including China, New Zealand, Korea, Nepal, Japan, Australia, Brazil and Peru.
In her role as Executive Director of the Pedagogical Institute, she supports teachers in underserved public schools through The Collaborative Teacher Project.
In 2018, she created The Nest, a play space for young refugee children in Lesvos, Greece. Alise also speaks regularly at conferences internationally and was a speaker at TEDx Sunset Park.
Her work is informed by a constructivist educational approach and a strong belief in the competence of young children.