Putting Ethical Behaviour at the Centre of Learning
Date Friday, Dec 7 Time – Room Lincke
What’s commonly called “ethical behaviour” has so many manifestations that it’s probably impossible to create anything approaching an exhaustive catalogue. Complicating the issue is that “ethical behaviour” varies across cultures. Does this mean that seeking to create a learning experience that comprises a conscious attempt to develop ethical global citizens - without formally defining what “ethical” means - is somehow a wasted effort?
To this Panel, the answer is clearly “no”. Come and add to our discussion about infusing learning with a real-world ethical component.
Inge de Waard
InnoEnergy and The Open University UK, Belgium
My professional journey (Institute of Tropical Medicine - Belgium, Athabasca University - Canada, The Open University – UK, and Women's gender equality movement - Belgium) immersed me in online and mobile learning from 1999 onward. I have set-up, coordinated and developed several online and mobile learning projects, always with a focus on participation and durability. These projects involved partners and individuals from both the Northern (Canada, United States, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, UK) and Southern regions (South-Africa, India, Peru, Morocco). As an avid enthusiast of open science, I am an active international speaker giving keynotes and guest lectures, as well as providing knowledge input (and consequently receiving lots of input) at seminars, SIGs and workshops.
Enlightened by the first connectivist MOOCs, I have set up one of the first MOOCs on mobile learning, called MobiMOOC (2011 & 2012), enabling learners to realize their own project. In 2013 I decided to investigate FutureLearn MOOCs and specifically how individual learners with online learning experience self-direct their learning, which resulted in obtaining a PhD at the Open University in UK.
I have come to realize that there is no single solution for all. The diversity which is at the core of nature’s success, seems to be replicated by the diversity in learning preferences and ways to achieve learning success in humans. But above all, I am a social learner, so feel free to talk to me.
Sandvika High School, Norway
Global Youth Action Alliance - Connecting Young People by Working on Seventeen Global Goals
Ann S. Michaelsen is a teacher /administrator at Sandvika High School in Norway. She is the author of the blog “Connected teaching and learning” where she shares lesson plans and articles about learning with technology. She was a member of the 2013 Horizon Norway Advisory Board, 2014 Scandinavian Horizon board, and the 2014 Horizon Report Europe Advisory Board. In 2012 she wrote the book “Connected Learners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Global Classroom” with 27 high school students. She spoke at Bett in London 2014 and was recognized by BBC News technology and BBC Click. The result was an article on BBC News and a team of reporters from BBC Click and BBC school report visited her school, this was aired on BBC World. She has written a book for teachers in Norway published by Cappelen Damm in 2015. In 2016 Sandvika high school was awarded the most innovative school in Norway.
Hellenic Open University, Greece
Promoting Global Citizenship Education Using a MOOC and Digital Storytelling
Achilles D. Kameas is Professor of Pervasive Systems with Hellenic Open University, Director of DAISSy Research Group and Vice Chair of the Board of ALL DIGITAL European network. He pioneered the realization of the Ambient Intelligence vision; nowadays he contributes to creating an inclusive society via the development of technology and the improvement of digital skills and scientific knowledge of citizens. Achilles has participated in more than 30 EU and national projects (coordinated more than 10 of them), has published over 150 articles, papers and chapters, and authored / co-edited more than ten books. He has contributed to the standardization of European e-competences framework, the application of DigComp framework and the development of ESCO. His current interests include learning platforms and MOOCs, education for inclusive society, flexible learning pathways, STEM education, digital and ICT competence frameworks, Internet of Things and mobile computing systems.