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Reading to Children as an Avenue to Cultivate Inclusive Values

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Singapore Book Council, 90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift at this block.

Singapore, 439053

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Join us for this special talk by Fernando M. Reimers, renowned educator and author of the children’s book series, The Adventures of Filomena.

Prof Reimers will highlight the importance of conversations across generations to cultivate values, and to foster children’s ethical development. He will introduce his books from The Adventures of Filomena series and explain how the various elements are designed to support such intergenerational conversations. The author will also show how the books have been used around the world to foster foreign language appreciation.

This talk will be of interest to parents, grandparents, teachers, school leaders and others interested in fostering developmentally constructive relationships among children and families.

This session will be moderated by Dr Myra Garces-Bacsal.

Books from The Adventures of Filomena series will be on sale. Come and get your copy autographed by Prof Reimers!


About the Speaker:
Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so that they can thrive in the 21st century. He recently received a Centennial Medal from the International Institute of Education for his work advancing international education.

He is also the author of the children’s book series The Adventures of Filomena which has been published in 11 languages. The series aims to foster inter-generational conversations to cultivate inclusive values.

About the Moderator:
Rhoda Myra Garces-Bacsal is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is the Co-Coordinator of the Diploma in Special Education and the Professional Development Leader of the Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group. She manages the vibrant website gatheringbooks.org.


Donations are welcome at the door and here. As a charity, we welcome your generous contribution to support our work!

Email programmes@bookcouncil.sg for more information.

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Training Room*

Singapore Book Council, 90 Goodman Road, Block E, #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre

*Please note that there is no lift at this block.

Singapore, 439053

Singapore

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Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

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