LAHORE (PR) - The School of Tomorrow: Empowering Lifelong Learners is the fourth in a series of international conferences organised by Beaconhouse to explore a new vision of schools and the future of learning from a global perspective. This is the first time that the conference is being held in Kuala Lumpur. The conference, taking place on the 20th and 21st of November, also marks the 37th anniversary of the Beaconhouse School System.

The series of international conferences organised by Beaconhouse began in 2000 with the event titled ‘Rethinking Education’. Coinciding with the silver jubilee anniversary of Beaconhouse, the conference led the way to what has become an exploration of the future of education from a broader, more global perspective.

By 2005, the conferences had found their focus in the concept of The School of Tomorrow. This event, the most prominent international conference on education ever hosted by Pakistan, was so successful that it inspired the creation of ‘The New School’, known as TNS Beaconhouse, now a progressive IB World School. These conferences also adopted a last-minute tagline, ‘Learning to Live Again’ following the earthquake that took place less than 2 months prior to the event.

In 2010, with the central theme of ‘The School of Tomorrow’ firmly established, the conference took a new tagline, ‘Freedom to Learn’, indicating a newer direction. This conference also adopted the tagline ‘Journey of Hope’ in light of the floods that took place just before the conference.

‘School of Tomorrow’ essentially suggests a move towards a more enlightened approach to teaching and learning, a cornerstone of the Beaconhouse School System’s educational philosophy.

This year’s conference, with the theme of ‘Empowering Lifelong Learners’, is designed to explore and examine cutting-edge methodologies of learning and teaching and reconsider the role of school leadership and management in enhancing student achievement. It aims to transform the learning experiences of children studying not only at private schools, but in schools at every level and, at the same time, to give educators the tools to empower students to take responsibility for their learning.