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With over 550 participants from 36 countries, the 21st Century Learning Conference is the event of choice for those who want to come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education. With a strong focus on the impact of technology on learning and teaching, the event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner led workshop sessions, plus fun professional sharing and networking opportunities.

 

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Saturday, March 11 • 15:30 - 16:15
KEYNOTE: EdTech & Global Citizenship In Times of Uncertainty
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We are living in times of enormous uncertainty. Economic uncertainty. Political uncertainty. Geographic instability. Rapid technological change.

All around the world, things are shifting in tumultuous ways. Societies are reconsidering their priorities. Communities are reinventing themselves. The jobs that humans have done for centuries are being automated so fast that people barely have time to envision new ways for individuals to contribute. What does work look like in a world we can hardly imagine? And how can grownups prepare children to live their lives in such an unfamiliar world?

Answering these questions is not as difficult as you think, because education makes the world. The ideas, the skills, the values, the content and the social customs that students encounter in today’s classrooms are actively shaping the world to come. But even more so, the ways in which we teach—the pedagogies we employ, the tools we use, the methods and behaviors we encourage—are defining the future of global citizenship.

In this closing keynote, Jordan Shapiro will take a deep look at what’s currently happening (and what’s possible) in classrooms around the world. Looking at the school day as if it were a crystal ball, he’ll expose the underlying messages that children will take into the future and challenge us to ask whether or not this is the future we want to create.


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Saturday March 11, 2017 15:30 - 16:15
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