Keynote Speakers

(Alphabetical Order by Surname in English)

Professor Andrea NOLAN

Professor of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, Australia

Keynote Address IV (Parent Seminar)
Keynote Session Date & Time:20 May 2017, 10:15am to 11:00am Keynote Address Topic: Parent Engagement
Keynote Address Title: The Parental Role in Supporting Young Children’s Language and Literacy Learning at Home  (PDF Download)

Creativity and Play Forum
Forum Date & Time: 19 May 2017, 3 pm to 4 pm
Presentation Title: The Power of Pretend Play on Young Children’s Oral Language Development  (PDF Download)



Professor Eunhye PARK

Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Keynote Address II
Keynote Session Date & Time:19 May 2017, 9:30am to 10:30am Keynote Address Topic: Pedagogy
Keynote Address Title: Enhancing teachers’ capacity for children in a sustainable world



Professor Nirmala RAO

Serena H.C. Yang Professor of Early Childhood Development and Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Keynote Address I
Keynote Session Date & Time:18 May 2017, 2:30pm to 3:00pm Keynote Address Topic: Quality Assurance
Keynote Address Title: A Systematic Analysis of Hong Kong’s Journey to Quality Kindergarten Education



Professor Iram SIRAJ

Professor of Education, Department of Learning & Leadership, Institute of Education, University College London, United Kingdom

Keynote Address III
Keynote Session Date & Time:19 May 2017, 1:45pm to 3 pm Keynote Address Topic: Programme Quality
Keynote Address Title: What is programme ‘quality’ and how does it impact on child outcomes?  (PDF Download)

Featured Session i (Parents’ Seminar)
Keynote Session Date & Time:20 May 2017, 9:30am to 10:15am Keynote Address Topic: Play
Keynote Address Title: Supporting and Extending Young Children's Learning through Play  (PDF Download)



Professor YU Yong Ping

Director, Institute of Preschool Education, Nanjing Normal University, China

Keynote Address I
Keynote Session Date & Time:18 May 2017, 3:30pm to 4:00pm Keynote Address Topic: Quality Assurance
Keynote Address Title: Preschool curriculum development based on children’s key experience



Featured Sessions Speakers

(Alphabetical Order by Surname in English)

Dr. Sidney CHU

Company Director and Consultant Trainer / Therapist, Kid Power Therapy and Training Co. Ltd., United Kingdom

Diversity Forum
Forum Date & Time: 19 May 2017, 10:45am to 11:45am
Presentation Title: Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs through an Outcome-Focused, Family-Centred and Multi-Tiered Model of Service Delivery  (PDF Download)



Dr. Anna HUI

Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Creativity and Play Forum
Forum Date & Time: 19 May 2017, 3 pm to 4 pm
Presentation Title: Creativity and Play in Young Children: A neuropsychological and sociocultural perspective  (PDF Download)



Dr. Patrick IP

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Featured Session ii (Parents’ Seminar)
Featured Session Date & Time: 20 May 2017, 11:00am to 11:45am
Presentation Title: Neuroscience of Early Brain Development and Importance of Parenting



Dr. Hazel LAM

Vice President, OMEP – Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Creativity and Play Forum
Forum Date & Time: 19 May 2017, 3 pm to 4 pm
Presentation Title: Effect of Play Instructional Methods on Children's Gross Motor Proficiency  (PDF Download)



Profressor Catherine McBRIDE

Developmental Psychologist and Associate Dean for Research for the Social Sciences Faculty, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Diversity Forum
Forum Date & Time: 19 May 2017, 10:45am to 11:45am
Presentation Title: Supporting Children with Dyslexia in Learning to Read and Write  (PDF Download)



Dr. Sandra TSANG

Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Diversity Forum
Forum Date & Time: 19 May 2017, 10:45am to 11:45am
Presentation Title: Family support framework and services advancement for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Hong Kong  (PDF Download)