A Comparative Perspective on Leveraging Social Innovation in Education

Event Details
  • June 28th, Friday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Room 310

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Social innovation has become an emergent field to transform education worldwide. While more innovations in these programs are evident at Asian institutes, the structure of education has not kept pace with the greater demand for a future generation of social innovators. This calls for more strategically and effectively setting up knowledge hubs, bridging educational resources, knowledge, and practices so that unique issues facing Asia can be addressed. Bringing together key players from academia, intermediaries, and practitioners from South East and North East Asia, this workshop will showcase different trajectories in developing innovation programs in education, discuss country specific strategies, address various challenges, and recommend approaches moving forward.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand different trajectories in developing innovation programs in education institutes from South East and North East Asia
  • How to develop country specific strategies in transforming education structure
  • How to effectively establish knowledge hubs in your country to foster the next generation of social innovators

About NUS ACSEP

The Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP) is a research centre at NUS Business School focused on rigorous and multi-disciplinary research on social entrepreneurship and philanthropy in Asia. Through the support and collaboration with stakeholders, partners and friends, we hope to influence thinking and inspire social innovation that makes for a more vibrant, inclusive and equitable future for all.

About Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation

Leping seeks to create a society that provides individuals with equal development opportunities. Positioning itself as a catalyst and ecosystem builder for social innovation in China, Leping is at the forefront of efforts to make ideas have impact. Leping identifies and invests in individuals and organizations having scalable impact. Leping also cultivates an entrepreneurial ecosystem to drive sustainable change by building a cross-sector global community that embraces a range of knowledge products and supports the growth of social entrepreneurs.

  • Jaff Shen

    Jaff Shen

    CEO Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation

  • Swee Sum Lam

    Swee Sum Lam

    Director Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

  • Fan Li

    Fan Li

    Senior Fellow Osaka School of International Public Policy IAFOR Research Center, Osaka University

  • Ling Han

    Ling Han

    Research Fellow Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

  • Han Peng Ho

    Han Peng Ho

    Senior Program Manager Singapore Management University (Lien Centre for Social Innovation)

  • Shinichiro Kawakami

    Shinichiro Kawakami

    Deputy Dean i University (pending approval)

  • Lin Kobayashi

    Lin Kobayashi

    Founder and Chairwoman UWC ISAK Japan

  • Jonathan Chang

    Jonathan Chang

    Executive Director National University of Singapore (NUS) Entrepreneurship Centre and NUS Overseas Colleges

  • Chengpang Lee

    Chengpang Lee

    Affiliate Faculty Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, NUS Business School

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