(Professor of UNESCO Learning Technologies)
Topic: “Stop Training Now: Entrepreneurship in the Student’s Mind”
Recent trends in economies bring an inconvenient message: “Make your students learn smarter, not harder” and: “Be aware that acquiring knowledge and skills is no longer sufficient!” Most of the jobs that rely on routine actions have been outsourced. What remains are jobs with a high need for autonomy, creativeness, authenticity and ….. an entrepreneurial mindset. The European Project IV4J (https://iv4j.eu/) recognised this drastic trend and brought solutions. Its main message is to integrate PBL (Problem-Based Learning), even if its scope is pretty focussed. Employers want workers to be active co-creators and be prepared for unforeseen conditions that demand creative solutions. Smart learning needs the whole spectrum of web-based tools: simulations, meta-cognitive reflection tools and continuously screening worldwide MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). It needs to be one’s first nature; Joining web-based communities for keeping up expertise. Search for the best solutions world-wide. This interactive keynote confronts you with mind-boggling questions like “what in essence is learning?” and “how can we overcome spoon-feeding in professional training?” I hope to meet you on July 16 in Amsterdam.
Topic: “Dealing with cultural diversity in schools: Implications for educational inequality”
Orhan Agirdag (Ağırdağ) is a professor of education at KU Leuven, the University of Amsterdam and a member of the Young Academy of Belgium. Formerly, he was a Fulbright fellow at the UCLA. His research interests include teacher education, early childhood education and multilingualism. He is an author of more than hundred publications that are frequently cited. His research has received multiple awards. Prof. dr. Orhan Agirdag has held grants by NWO, FWO and BOF and supervises several PhDs and postdocs. He is frequently invited to give keynotes speeches and his opinions are regularly featured in the Belgian and Dutch media.
Mrs. Danguolė Saviciene.
I completed higher education at university. I am a primary school teacher expert at Visaginas „Verdenes“ gymnasium in Lithuania. My daily tasks involve planning, developing and organizing lessons with particular focus on newest teaching methods research and experiments. I was nominated laureate of the Most Innovative 2019 Primary School Teachers election. In 2017 the Lithuanian Republic Ministry of Education, Science and Sports awarded me with the Teacher of the Year status.
Mr. Jorge Andrés Olivares Funes
I am Jorge Andrés Olivares Funes, Bachelor and Master in Mathematics. I am currently engaged in performing and researching educational experiences of GeoGebra software in Differential Equations.
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