LFA conference


International conference
30 – 31 October 2023, Budapest


The „Learning from Asia in education” conference will be an outstanding knowledge building and communication event of the „Learning from Asia” project, run by the Learning Institute of Mathias Corvinus Collegium (Budapest, Hungary). The thematic focus of the conference will be defined by the “Issues Paper” developed by the Learning Institute with the support of its international project partners. The organisation of the event follows two major lines. On the one hand ten invited speakers – from Asia and Europe – will share their ideas about the theme of the conference in plenary speeches and in two panel conversations. On the other hand, Asian PhD students, studying in Hungary, will present their doctoral research from a “learning from Asia” perspective.

Participation at the conference is based on personal invitation. In case of interest, please contact our project manager, Ms. Laura Kurthy (kurthy.laura@mcc.hu), to request an invitation.

Draft Conference Program

10:00 – 10:05 Conference Opening
by the Leadership of Mathias Corvinus Collegium
10:05 – 10:10 Welcoming Remarks
János Setényi Director of the Learning Institute of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium
10:10 – 10:30 Plenary session
Gábor Halász 
Introduction: The idea of “learning form Asia” 
10:30 – 10:50 Presentation by Wei Zhang
“Learning to Survive or to Thrive: The Interplay of State, Market and People in the Regulation of Shadow Education”
10:50 – 11:10 Presentation by Chang Da Wan
Distinctly Homogeneous: Unpacking the Nuances of Asian Higher Education
11:10 – 11:30 Presentation by Que Anh Dang
Learning about and from Normative Power China in international education cooperation
11:30 – 12:00 Tea break 
12:00 – 12:20 Presentation by Yun You 
Learning from China beyond PISA
12:20 – 12:40 Presentation by Lucia Chauvet 
Efficient Learning Environment for Teachers:
Lessons from Singapore
12:40 – 13:00 Presentation by Katherine Forestier
Learning from ‘high performing’ Hong Kong: the rhetoric and reality of England’s interest
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Time 
14:00 – 16:00 Parallel PhD Workshops
14:00 – 14:30   Moldir Pocstar
Women leadership in Kazakhstan
(reflection by Que Anh Dang)
Byambasuren Nyamkhuu
Curriculum in Mongolia
(reflection by Lucia Chauvet)
14:30 – 15:00  Pu Yu
Shadow Education in China
(reflection by Liu Yan)
Thiri Pyae Kyaw
Epistemological Beliefs in Myanmar
(reflection by Katherine Forestier)
15:00 – 15:30  Anisa Trisha Pabingwit
Intercultural Engagement: Asian students in Hungary
(reflection by Chang Da Wan)
Marhadi Marhadi
Freedom to Learn Programme in Indonesia
(reflection by Zhang Wei)
15:30 – 16:00  Yang Yang
Higher Education in China
(reflection by You Yun)
Diya Peng
Moral Education in China
(reflection by Mark Bray)
16:00 – 16:30 Tea break 
16:30 – 17:00 Reporting on the workshops
by MCC PhD Students
17:00 – 18:30 Panel discussion I.
I.Katherine Forestier, Chang Da Wan, Lucia Chauvet, Wei Zhang, Que Anh Dang 
Moderated by János Setényi

31 October 2023, Tuesday 

10:30 – 10:50 Presentation by János Győri
A personal-professional journey in the world of East Asian education – striving to understand and develop
10:50 – 11:10 Presentation by Yan Liu
From School-based research and professional learning to a good class: theory and practice in China
11:10 – 11:30 Presentation by Mark Bray
Shadow Education in Asia: What Others can Learn about Cultures, Economics and Policies
11:30 – 12:00 Tea break 
12:00 – 13:30 Panel discussion II.
II.Mark Bray, Yan Liu, János Győri, Yun You
Moderatated by Gábor Halász
13:30 – 13:50 Concluding remarks
by Gábor Halász
13:50 – 14:00 Closing 
by János Setényi
Director of the Learning Institute of the Mathias Corvinus College
14:00-15:00 Lunch Time