Both creativity and critical thinking have been flagged as essential 21st century skills. But whilst it is vital that we prepare our young adults to excel within a 21st century workplace, how can we find innovative solutions to make sure technology enables 21st century skills without shackling teachers? Meet our inspiring keynote speakers who are leading innovation in education around the world and will share their ideas and experiences at EduTECH Asia.
AT THE CROSSROADS: EDUCATION VS TECHNOLOGY
The value of leveraging technology in the classroom is clear, and has the promise of benefiting both students and teachers. As technology becomes ubiquitous in society, it is also becoming increasingly pervasive in education’s present and future.
Adam Bellow, the CEO of Breakout EDU – the immersive gaming platform that turns classrooms into a place of discovery and inquiry based learning, will open our 2016 show by discussing how we can leverage technology to help to bring education forward.
A dedicated educational technologist, Adam has filled a number of roles in the education space. He is an author, board member for the EdCamp Foundation, founded Educlipper—a “Pinterest for educators”— and just wrapped up a stint at the White House as a Presidential Innovation Fellow.
HELLO WORLD: INSTIGATING CHILD LED DIGITAL EDUCATION IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
Providing children with the opportunity to teach themselves capitalises on their innate desire to learn and can take the educational process to new heights. This is particularly essential when it comes to emerging economies.
In 2010, Sugata Mitra proposed a challenge…and Project Hello World set out to take him up on it. Katrin MacMillan founded this project with the aim of fostering community ownership of development projects and thereby empowering marginalized communities.
A self-led innovator, Katrin will share her experience on thinking out of the box to create radical new approach to learning, and make education accessible to all.
DEFENDING CREATIVITY IN TECH POWERED TEACHING ENVIRONMENT
In the coming age, creative thinking and problem solving will be key traits for success. A solid 21st-century learning agenda therefore must put creativity at the centre of children’s learning and development in this digital age. With ed-tech ruling the roost today, how can schools continue to nourish creativity?
There are few better placed than learning guru Tony Buzan to deliver a keynote on this topic. The world-renowned inventor of Mind Mapping, Tony is recognised as a pioneer in redefining education through creative and critical thinking. He is a world’s leading author, lecturer and advisor to governments and business on the brain, learning and thinking skills.
DIGITAL MAKING: ENCOURAGING CREATIVITY AND INTEGRATING STEAM PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
The digital maker movement, a mix of traditional artisan arts and crafts combined with computer programming and electronics, has been taking the world by storm. Its ethos of tinkering and inventing is being used in the classroom to inspire a whole new generation of makers.
Carrie Anne Philbin – a STEAM in education thought leader from Raspberry Pi Foundation will explore the advantages of design thinking strategies for innovation, and project based learning through creativity.
She is an award winning Computing teacher and an author of ‘Adventures in Raspberry Pi’ a physical computing book for teenagers wanting to get started with Raspberry Pi, Programming, and Digital Making.
These are just 4 of more than 100 education leaders lined up to address you at EduTECH Asia.
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