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International Conference on Education & Training Evaluation: Improving Learning Outcomes & Supporting Economic Growth

The Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC), in partnership with the G20 Saudi Secretariat, is organizing the “International Conference on Education and Training Evaluation: Improving Learning Outcomes and Supporting Economic Growth,” which will be held virtually on October 14-15, 2020, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Alessa, Chairman of the ETEC Board of Directors. The two-day conference will include keynote speeches and thematic sessions. The conference will be preceded by 21 specialized professional development workshops, conducted over 4 days (October 10-13, 2020). More than 50 local, regional, and international pioneering experts, specialists, and academics will present in the conference and workshops. This conference will take place as part of the G20 International Conferences Program honoring the G20 Saudi Presidency Year, 2020.


Education & Training Evaluation Commission

The Education & Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC) was established in 2017 pursuant to the Council of Ministers’ decree No. 94 as a legal entity with financial and administrative autonomy, reporting directly to the Prime Minister. ETEC’s new statute was issued in 2019 pursuant to the Council of Ministers’ decree No. 108 in a manner that upholds its mission as a specialized entity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in evaluating, assessing, and accrediting qualifications in the fields of education and training in the public and private sectors to enhance their quality and efficiency and to increase their contribution to serving the economy and national development in line with Saudi Vision 2030.


G20 Saudi Arabia

The Group of Twenty, or the G20, is the premier forum for international economic cooperation. The G20 brings together the leaders of both developed and developing countries from every continent. ​

Collectively, G20 members represent around 80% of the world’s economic output, two-thirds of global population and three-quarters of international trade. Throughout the year, representatives from G20 countries gather to discuss financial and socioeconomic issues.​


Speakers

H.E. Dr. Ahmad Al Issa

H.E. Dr. Ahmad Al Issa

Chairman of ETEC’s Board of Directors

H. E. Dr. Husam Zaman

H. E. Dr. Husam Zaman

President of ETEC

Dr. Andreas Schleicher

Dr. Andreas Schleicher

OECD Director for Education and Skills

Dr. Bill Maxwell

Dr. Bill Maxwell

Former CEO of Education Scotland

Mr. Bert Lichtenberg

Mr. Bert Lichtenberg

Strategic Inspector at Dutch Inspectorate of Education

Dr. Hanada Taha

Dr. Hanada Taha

Professor of Arabic Language at Zayed University

H. E. Dr. Abdullah Abuthnain

H. E. Dr. Abdullah Abuthnain

Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Development for Labour

H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid

H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid

Governor of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation.

Mr. Hiromichi Katayama

Mr. Hiromichi Katayama

Programme Specialist, Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development, Education Sector, UNESCO

Mr. Josh Williams

Mr. Josh Williams

Former Senior Policy Manager in the New Zealand Ministry of Education

Dr. Patrick Watt

Dr. Patrick Watt

Head of Evaluation & Research, Skills Development Scotland

H.E. Faisal Alibrahim

H.E. Faisal Alibrahim

Vice Minister at Ministry of Economy and Planning

Dr. Erik Hanushek

Dr. Erik Hanushek

Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University

Hon. Hekia Parata

Hon. Hekia Parata

Minister of Education for New Zealand from 2011-2017

H.E. DR Einas Aleisa

H.E. DR Einas Aleisa

President of Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University

H.E. Dr Muhammad Alsudairy

H.E. Dr Muhammad Alsudairy

Vice Minister of Education for Universities, Research and Innovation.

Conference Program

Openings : Welcome and Introduction

OCTOBER 14, 2020 | 13:00-13:05 Riyadh Time - 10:00-10:05 GMT

Opening session : Opening Statement and Speeches

OCTOBER 14, 2020 | 13:05-14:05 Riyadh Time - 10:05-11:05 GMT
Opening session : Opening Statement and Speeches

Opening Address

H.E. Dr. Ahmad Al Issa

Chairman of ETEC’s Board of Directors

Opening session : Opening Statement and Speeches

Assessment of Education and Training during the Coronavirus Pandemic: What lessons can be learned from ETEC experience

H. E. Dr. Husam Zaman

President of ETEC

Opening session : Opening Statement and Speeches

Assessment for Education Improvement: Challenges, opportunities, and progress

Dr. Andreas Schleicher

OECD Director for Education and Skills

Thematic Session 1 : Implementing Quality School Evaluations and Inspections

OCTOBER 14, 2020 | 14:15-16:20 Riyadh Time - 11:15-13:20 GMT
Thematic Session 1 : Implementing Quality School Evaluations and Inspections

Dr. Ali Abdelkhalig AlKarni

Moderator

Director-General Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States

Thematic Session 1 : Implementing Quality School Evaluations and Inspections

Building Effective Quality Strategies for 21st Century School Systems

Dr. Bill Maxwell

Former CEO of Education Scotland

Thematic Session 1 : Implementing Quality School Evaluations and Inspections

The need for a national vision to implement quality inspections

Mr. Bert Lichtenberg

Strategic Inspector at Dutch Inspectorate of Education

Thematic Session 1 : Implementing Quality School Evaluations and Inspections

Arabic Language Teaching, Learning & Evaluation: Lest We Lose the Way.

Dr. Hanada Taha

Professor of Arabic Language at Zayed University

Thematic Session 1 : Implementing Quality School Evaluations and Inspections

National Framework for Education Assessment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Aligning policies for continuous improvement

Dr. Mohammed H. Alghamdi

Executive Director of the National Canter for School Evaluation and Excellence.

Thematic Session 2 : Assessing and Accrediting Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) programmes

OCTOBER 14, 2020 | 16:40-19:10 Riyadh Time - 13:40-16:10 GMT
Thematic Session 2 : Assessing and Accrediting Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) programmes

H. E. Dr. Abdullah Abuthnain

Moderator

Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Development for Labour

Thematic Session 2 : Assessing and Accrediting Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) programmes

TVTC Transformation Strategy : Linking TVET with the labor market needs

H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid

Governor of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation.

Thematic Session 2 : Assessing and Accrediting Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) programmes

Labor Market Reform: Skill Pillar

Dr. Ahmed Al-zahrani

Labor Matters Deputy Minister at Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development

Thematic Session 2 : Assessing and Accrediting Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) programmes

Qualifications Development and the Use of Big Data Analytics

Mr. Hiromichi Katayama

Programme Specialist, Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development, Education Sector, UNESCO

Thematic Session 2 : Assessing and Accrediting Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) programmes

e-Quality: how digital technology is supporting quality and consistency in VET

Mr. Josh Williams

Former Senior Policy Manager in the New Zealand Ministry of Education

Thematic Session 2 : Assessing and Accrediting Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) programmes

Evaluating Apprenticeships in Scotland

Dr. Patrick Watt

Head of Evaluation & Research, Skills Development Scotland

Thematic Session 2 : Assessing and Accrediting Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) programmes

ETEC Evaluation and Accreditation Approach for the Training Sector in KSA

Mr. Mohammed Al-Asiri

Executive Director of the National Center for Training Evaluation and Accreditation

Keynote Speech 1 : Economic Returns to Quality Education

OCTOBER 14, 2020 | 19:20-20:00 Riyadh Time - 16:20-17:00 GMT
Keynote Speech 1 : Economic Returns to Quality Education

H.E. Faisal Alibrahim

Moderator

Vice Minister at Ministry of Economy and Planning

Keynote Speech 1 : Economic Returns to Quality Education

Economic Returns to Quality Education

Dr. Erik Hanushek

Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University

Closing statement of day 1 : Final Thoughts and Conclusions

OCTOBER 14, 2020 | 20:00-20:10 Riyadh Time - 17:00-17:10 GMT

Opening: Welcome and Introduction

OCTOBER 15, 2020 | 13:00-13:05 Riyadh Time - 10:00-10:05 GMT

Keynote Speech 2 : Implementing National Education Reforms

OCTOBER 15, 2020 | 13:05-13:45 Riyadh Time - 10:05-10:45 GMT
Keynote Speech 2 : Implementing National Education Reforms

Dr. Mohammed Al-Zughaibi

Moderator

Senior Advisor, ETEC

Keynote Speech 2 : Implementing National Education Reforms

Implementing National Education Reforms

Hon. Hekia Parata

Minister of Education for New Zealand from 2011-2017

Thematic Session 3 : Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Tertiary Education

OCTOBER 15, 2020 | 13:55-16:00 Riyadh Time - 10:55-13:00 GMT
Thematic Session 3 : Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Tertiary Education

H.E. DR Einas Aleisa

Moderator

President of Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University

Thematic Session 3 : Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Tertiary Education

Initiatives to improve learning Outcomes for Higher Education in KSA

H.E. Dr Muhammad Alsudairy

Vice Minister of Education for Universities, Research and Innovation.

Thematic Session 3 : Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Tertiary Education

Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes: CLA+ higher education assessment initiative

Dr. Dirk Van Damme

Head of OECD’s Innovation and Measuring Progress Division

Thematic Session 3 : Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Tertiary Education

Higher education assessment in Italy: opportunities for the National Evaluation Agency

Dr. Alberto Ciofli

Head of Self-assessment, Periodic Evaluation, and Accreditation, CIOLFI, Italy.

Thematic Session 3 : Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Tertiary Education

Private Higher: Education and Program Accreditation - The balance between legitimacy and differentiation

Dr. Pedro Teixeira

University of Porto

Thematic Session 3 : Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Tertiary Education

Academic Accreditation Transformation in KSA

Dr. Sohail Bajammal

Executive Director of the National Canter for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation

Thematic Session 4 : Assessment Data for Research and Reporting

OCTOBER 15, 2020 | 16:20-18:25 Riyadh Time - 13:20-15:25 GMT
Thematic Session 4 : Assessment Data for Research and Reporting

Dr. Satam Alsubaiee

Moderator

Supervisor General of Estishraf Program

Thematic Session 4 : Assessment Data for Research and Reporting

Strategies to Maximizing Data Benefits

H.E. Dr. Tareq Alshedi

President of National Data Management Office, Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority

Thematic Session 4 : Assessment Data for Research and Reporting

The Role of Learning Assessment Data in Achieving the Learning Goal of the Education 2030 Agenda

Dr. Silvia Montoya

Director of the UNESCO Institute of Statistics

Thematic Session 4 : Assessment Data for Research and Reporting

Using Evaluation and Assessment Data to Strengthen the Evidence for policy development and Promote informed dialogue in Education

Dr. Paulo Santiago

Head of the Policy Advice and Implementation Division at the OECD.

Thematic Session 4 : Assessment Data for Research and Reporting

The World Bank’s Human Capital Index and the Importance of Metrics for Policy and Research

Dr. Shwetlena Sabarwal

Senior Economist at the Education Global Practice, World Bank

Thematic Session 4 : Assessment Data for Research and Reporting

Maximizing ETEC's Impact: Leveraging data in a holistic approach

Dr. Nayyaf Aljabri

General Manager of Research and Innovation

Closing Statement of Day 2 : Statistics and Overview of the Conference

OCTOBER 15, 2020 | 18:35-18:45 Riyadh Time - 15:35-15:45 GMT

Closing ceremony : Conference Concluding Remarks

OCTOBER 15, 2020 | 18:45-18:55 Riyadh Time - 15:45-15:55 GMT
Closing ceremony  : Conference Concluding Remarks

Conference concluding remarks
18:45-18:55 Riyadh Time - 15:45-15:55 GMT

H. E. Dr Husam Zaman

President of ETEC, KSA

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Thematic Sessions

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Event Information

  • When

    Wednesday - Thursday
    October 14-15, 2020
    13:00 - 20:00 Riyadh Time
    10:00 - 17:00 GMT

  • Where
    Virtual Conference Platform
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    Phone:920033555
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