#FOEN2019 is a truly immersive, global conference about dynamic change, delivered by a school going through dynamic change. Our rallying call is an invitation to step outside the conventional box, envision environments where boundaries blur, walls move, and attitudes to learning and education evolve.
The future of education is now. Why?
We all know education is changing. There is no one-size fits all solution. We understand why increased student and teacher agency is vital. NOW is the time to share the work you’ve been doing to improve school.
Educators around the world are embracing this opportunity to reimagine, redesign, and re-engineer school. These are interesting times because the future of education is emerging NOW and as we prime young people for a lifetime of curiosity.
Sir John Jones is known to be one of the most entertaining, inspiring and sought-after speakers on the global educational stage. With a reputation for straight talking around leadership and creativity, Sir John retains a very down to earth approach to education, believing it to be about social change, never just about ticking boxes or meeting targets.
Danica Kragic Jensfelt is a Professor at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and Director of the Centre for Autonomous Systems. One of the world's top Robot Researchers, Professor Kragic shares deep and witty insights into where the world of artificial intelligence stands today and what to expect in the near future.
How do we prioritize individual learning journeys and simultaneously enhance collaborative, community learning? How might we and our students craft genuinely important questions and engage in truly meaningful problem solving? How do we design learning interactions and foster relationships for learner growth? How do we catalyze the existing efforts within our schools to better meet the educational needs of each one of our students?
How are schools transforming systems and structures to prioritize learning? With increasing agency, students and teachers are using time to prioritize learning, rather than for scheduled instruction. Gone are the days sitting passively at our desks. Rather than containing classes, diverse physical and virtual learning spaces are activating different kinds of learning. What features of your schools’ educational ecosystems are evolving to prioritize learning?
Over the past decade education theory, developmental psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and genetic research have revolutionized what is known about how people learn. This revolution has transformed what, when, where, whom we teach and how we organize learning. How is research about the way we learn changing our teaching, transforming schools, inspiring model citizens and thus, helping us to gain new understandings about the very purpose of education?
We seek the movers and shakers of education, worldwide…
…those of you giving both voice and taking action to inspire, connect, and challenge the global educational and learner community…
…and especially educators who are breaking through and doing things differently – within the classroom, the school, or beyond in the wider world.
Think you fit this description? Then we want you at The Future of Education Now 2019.