Panel Presentation Session EMP04
Provocations for Innovation: Are We Ready to Educate Creative Makers and Shapers?
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time –
To support strong civil societies and the development of a future-ready, changeable and creative workforce our education systems require an urgent rethink and reimagining. As we move rapidly towards the second half of the 21st Century creative, collaborative and ‘transversal’ themes need to be introduced to our education systems. Innovations in teaching and learning, supporting the development of new thinking - and additions to the current set of higher-order skills will form the new ‘essential skills’. Conservative interest groups in government, administration, trade unions and commercial organisations continue to put up obstacles to change that has been in discussion since the early 1990’s.
Within this setting it is essential and urgent to prepare creative 'makers and shapers' who will thrive in a rapidly changing and highly creative environment. This presentation will bring together a panel of experts to instigate a thought-provoking discussion and drive breakthrough thinking.
EdTech Ventures, UK
Dr Michelle Selinger is a Principal Consultant with the consultancy practice EdTech Ventures. She has extensive experience helping governments and educational institutions around the world in both developed and emerging economies to create and evaluate strategies for technology enhanced education reform. She has an academic background in digital education in both campus-based and distance education. She was responsible for technology across the curriculum in the Open University’s distance taught initial teacher education programme where led pioneering work on teacher collaboration in1994. She later established and led the Centre for New Technology Research in Education at the University of Warwick, and then took the role of lead education consultant for Cisco Systems Corporate Affairs and then Cisco’s Consultancy Services.
EdTech Ventures, Ireland
What Van Gogh Had to Say About Change and Transformation
Peter Hamilton has over 30 years’ experience in the IT Industry in Ireland and the USA with Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel. Peter was a Founder of Intel Performance Learning Solutions where he led the business and technology development of skoool.com, a major digital learning initiative which helped Intel build its education technology business in over 40 countries worldwide. Peter is currently the Founder and Principal Consultant with EdTech Ventures, a leadership digital education consultancy group with associates in the US, Europe and Asia.
Niels-Peder Osmundsen Hjøllund
University College Copenhagen, Denmark
From 21st Century Skills to 21st Century Human Beings
Dr. Niels-Peder Osmundsen Hjøllund, assistant professor at the University College of Copenhagen
In his work, he researches the role of pedagogues and pedagogy in schools. He has taught media & digital culture and pedagogical theory. He holds a PhD in information studies from the University of Copenhagen, where his thesis "Subject position and Information Literacy - a reinstallation of the subject" discussed information literacy and cases of prohibitional versus laissez faire use of social media in Danish high school.
Dr. Hjøllund has done research within digitization of children, youth, and education as well as notions of identity and how the 21st century can and do restructure both the individual and the social sphere.
He is member of the board in the research network BIN - Barnekultur i Norden (Children's culture in the Nordic countries). He is also a member of the Danish Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis.
4th Industrial Revolution.org, Australia
Winning as a Human: Unlocking Your Potential for the Workplace of the Future
My passion is education and my life is teaching and learning, learning and teaching. I spend my days with interesting people who have an interest in people. Scientists, academics, designers, artists, ethicists, algoritmists, inventors, architects...And we talk about the Future of Work.
I'm on the winning human side. Which doesn't mean I don't appreciate the value of technology; but I am confident it will find its way. People, humans, us, we...well that's up for debate. So myself and a global, diverse group of fabulous humans have created a faculty that offers scaffolding from today to tomorrow. Short, online training videos designed to shift mindsets and enhance skill sets for the workplace of the future. Which is here now really.
Oracle Academy, Belgium
Oracle Academy: Your Gateway to the Future
Danny joined Oracle in January 2013 with more than 15 years of experience managing vendor-led technology education programs. He was formerly the EMEA program leader at @email. He has worked with Ministries of Education around the world from Russia to Africa. Danny’s global experience contributes to his passion for ensuring that young people develop the skills to become the leaders and entrepreneurs of the future. Danny looks after the Oracle Academy EMEA, as Senior Manager, is responsible for strategic initiatives & private-public partnerships, works closely with the European Union Grand Coalition, and is board member of the European e-Skills Association, and is involved the ICT Foundation Body of Knowledge.