It’s digital! That’s a phrase we have learnt to meet everywhere – also in education. A lot of effort – both success and failures have been met while trying to find a way to utilize new technological inventions in educational purposes.
A great deal of seminars and training sessions have dealt with issues on IT today, but many events have also discussed the future of using digital inventions in school.
It is time to try to look beyond tomorrow. It is quite obvious that digitalization will overcome also on our field. How will it change schools, especially in the independent education sector? Students and pupils still value learning in groups, with a teacher present. However, how will this change if the techniques will make it possible to produce MOOCs that are even more efficient or other new applications appear for teaching? Will the audience in the classroom vote with their feet?
During our two-day ECNAIS seminar in Madrid, we have an opportunity to discuss the present and create a vision for tomorrow. Is there a way to get ready for changes, still unknown?
As in the previous ECNAIS conference in Istanbul, students are offered an active role also this time. ECNAIS has sent an invitation to member associations in order to bring the voice of the younger generation to our seminar. Giving a versatile perspective on the agenda according to their background in different national educational systems, we are expecting to create a solid base for debate in the Madrid-seminar.
|Sunday 24th November | Venue: Hotel Weare Chamartain Madrid|
|16:00 / 19:00||ECNAIS GM – Open to MC members only
|Monday 25th November | Venue: The office of European Parliament in Spain|
|9:15||Bus to the Venue|
|10:45||This is Spain and Madrid
Students of Villanueva University
|11:00||Spanish educational system|
|12:45||Innovation in IT – practices at school
Round table moderated by Gloria Gratacós (Delegate of Education)
|15:00||Schools’ IT practices and plans
Round table with schools
|16:30||Sightseeing on the road to Hotel|
|19:30||Bus to the DINNER|
Estacion de Atocha, Glorieta de Carlos V, S/n 28045 Madrid
|22:45||Walk to the bus|
|23:00||Bus to hotel|
|Tuesday 26th November | Venues: Schools, Villanueva University|
|10:00||Travel to schools|
|10:30||School visit including lunch|
|14:00||Leaving the school for Villanueva University|
|15:00||Education in a technological world
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
|15:45||ECNAIS comment: The Future of the education
Association of independent schools in Finland
Senior Advisor at the Turkish Ministry of Education
|16:15||Students perspective to the future of the education – panel discussion|
|17:00||Closure of the seminar|
|17:30||Transport to hotel|
It is very important to register as soon as possible.
Registration can be done on line only, here: www.ecnais.org/event-registration.
Cover photo by Robin Hastings – Licence Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)