RETHINKING INNOVATION IN EDUCATION

Plenary session

Date: Tue November 1, 2011

Schedule: 17.00 - 18.00 (UTC+3h)

Location: Theater

Moderated by: Mr. Stephen COLE

The pace and scale of social, technological, political and economic change have drastically accelerated in recent decades.  In the meantime, education systems have been slow to adapt, to promote innovation, and to guarantee sustainable and measurable outcomes.

This session focused on whether and how education systems might better adapt to constantly evolving environments by becoming “learning systems” which encourage ongoing innovation and experimentation. It also explored how lessons in effective innovation from other sectors may apply to education.  

Speakers

  • Mr. Stephen COLE

    Organization: 
    Al Jazeera English
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  • Ms Denise AGUIAR ALVAREZ

    Organization: 
    Bradesco Foundation
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  • Prof. Yin Cheong CHENG

    Organization: 
    The Hong Kong Institute of Education
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  • Mr. Steven Lawrence GEIGER

    Organization: 
    Skolkovo Foundation
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  • Mr Anthony SALCITO

    Organization: 
    Microsoft – Worldwide Education
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  • Professor José Mariano GAGO

    Organization: 
    International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)
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