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Eighty percent of jobs that will exist in 2025, don’t exist today. Increasing connectivity, automation, artificial intelligence and other rapid technological changes are dramatically redefining the work environment. Education systems need to adapt to provide the soft and hard skills required to succeed in this imminent new world of work. This track looks at the future of work and how to best (1) prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s workers, and (2) reskill workers for changing requirements.
Peter Diamandis of the Singularity University predicts that every person on the planet will have internet access by 2025. That’s 4 billion more people than have access today. Learning will take place at all ages, in all places and at any time. Learners will also be increasingly connected to world class educators and to each other.
High-quality, birth-to-five early education programmes give a 13% return on investment (Heckman et al 2017) A dollar spent on pre-school programmes generates a higher return on investment than the same spending on schooling (OECD) Investing in education and care for children aged 3 and under has been proven to give significant economic and social returns and increases female employment. This session will highlight innovations in early years programmes from across the globe and give practical steps for implementation.
The World of Work is a comprehensive K-12 curriculum solution aimed at early exposure for children to both self and career exploration in the ever-changing landscape of the global economy. Creating relevance to the real world and enabling students to map their educational goals to their possible future selves will maximize their investments in post-secondary education. World of Work empowers every child with unique strengths, interests and values needed in the world to nurture happy kids, living in healthy relationships on a path to gainful employment. For more information visit worldofwork.net
‘Today’s Education Policy is Tomorrow’s Economic Policy’
Refugee children are five times more likely to be out of school than other children and less than 25% of refugee adolescents are enrolled in secondary school (UNICEF 2018) There are more refugees and displaced people today than there ever has been. Over half of today’s refugees are under the age of 18 (UNHCR 2017). This session will discuss evidence based projects delivering learning programmes to displaced and transient populations including refugees and other populations on the move with lessons that can be applied to wider distance learning and cloud based education programmes.
Nehru World School is focused on equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in the future. This session will share some of the programmes in detail, including a pan-school, business building project which pays dividends in more ways than one!
Change in education is hard. That doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen. This session will highlight countries, states and systems that are taking bold, brave steps to align their education systems with the overall needs of their learners and their economies.
US federal student loan debt stands at $1.4 trillion, and is the largest source of consumer debt after housing. (Brookings 2018) Students and academics alike are starting to question the value of a university education. Graduates today are underskilled, underemployed and are doing a lower level of task than 5 years ago. Is the spiralling cost of higher education really worth it, and what alternatives are available?
After 50+ years and billions in investments globally, the impacts of ICT are one of the most debated topics in education. This workshop consolidates practices from OECD, ITIL, ISTE and other global research bodies into an interactive workshop to reflect on your ICT plan and to develop and refine your strategy. Read more and apply for a place here. Places are limited and are for educator and government leaders with a mandate for ICT vision and outcomes achievement.
11:20-12:00 Svenia Busson
Consider the future – how might we implement new technologies or improve usage of existing ones, to support enhanced educational experiences and better outcomes for future students? Three teams of student finalists from United States and Singapore will share their business plans, innovations and product solutions as part of a global STEM challenge called the Conrad Challenge. The Conrad Challenge is organised by the Conrad Foundation, which honours the legacy of Apollo 12 astronaut, Charles “Pete” Conrad, and his four-decade passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Human beings are not rational creatures. Even when we know the course of action that is best for us, we frequently choose an alternative. This session looks at behaviour change and ways to encourage learning from gamification and other extrinsic motivators and tools, to supporting individuals through encouragement, support and other techniques. Ultimately, how do we make learning an intrinsic desire that enables all of us to reach our greatest potential?
This track will feature some of the latest research and analysis in education, globally. Each presenter will share new research for 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes of Q&A from the audience.
Education is at risk of losing relevance in many parts of the world. What does a ‘relevant’ education look like, and how do we deliver it? This session will focus specifically on programmes aims at delivering entrepreneurship and problem-solving skills to students.
Education systems are built for the masses. This session will explore ways in which to educate the individual to the greatest of their own potential. How can we deliver learning programmes to disparate groups of learners that enable each individual to excel? Is personalised learning the answer, and what does that mean in practise?
Learnit is excited to host a group of 50+ education leaders from Latin America. This session will be a chance for partners to meet the delegation and to enjoy a short series of presentations from Learnit’s sponsors. Attendance is open to everyone.