Education Innovation Summit
Transforming Education with Technology
Purpose of this Summit:
In a globalised economy with a high degree of competition among countries, the success of a nation depends on the educational level of its workforce. This is true not only for those just entering or already integrated into the labour market but also for the unemployed, who may lack the qualifications required by the growing demands of a knowledge economy. Governments should work to ensure that all citizens receive the technological training and experience necessary to participate in the global economy. Traditional school curricula tend to prioritise the accumulation of knowledge over the application of knowledge, and many school systems fail to adequately train students in digital citizenship and literacy.
Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies and values needed to become responsible citizens in a learning society and sustain employability throughout life in a knowledge economy.
At the administrative level, technology can make education systems more efficient by helping teachers and administrators streamline routine tasks and improve assessment and data collection. In the classroom, technology can be a powerful catalyst for pedagogical change, as students use technology to take a more active role in personalising their own education, and teachers take on new roles as facilitators of knowledge rather than knowledge transmitters.
Technology also has the potential to transform education by extending the learning space beyond the four walls of a classroom. Although brick-and-mortar schools will continue to play a leading role in education over the coming decades, technology offers a variety of learning opportunities beyond the physical limits of school. With the current accelerated growth in mobile devices, we are already witnessing the emergence of flexible, open learning environments that enable contextual, real-time, interactive and personalised learning.
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The Format: The format of the event is interactive with roundtable discussions and case studies from leading education experts, regulators, academics, service providers and EdTech entrepreneurs, all sharing their experiences on what works and what does not.
Venue: Radisson Blu, Johannesburg
Date: 17 March 2016
Registration Fee: R4950
Early Bird Fee: R3950 (Ending 17 February)
Dress Code: Business
Registration, Sponsorship and Speaking Enquiries:
Vardis Banga: [email protected]
Tel: 011 026 0982