Special Focus Session ACC79
Delivering Tech-enabled Learning Opportunities to Displaced People: Near Home, On the Move, and Within Europe
Date Friday, Dec 8 Time –
Almost 1% of the world population (65m) are either refugees or internally displaced. UNHCR estimates that fewer than 50% of displaced children attend at least some primary school, 20% attend some secondary school, and only 1% attends higher education. Educating these mobile and very disadvantaged populations is extremely challenging. In this interactive and participative World Café session we will look at EdTech solutions that can contribute to providing education to serve three broad groups: those still in their country, or in a nearby country; those ‘on the move’, or seeking education opportunities elsewhere (scholarships); and those already in Europe. Whilst the focus will be on higher education, other levels will be addressed, particularly in the first two groups.