Panel Presentation TFM108
The Framework for Innovation in Education
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time –
Are our schools and higher education institutions equipped as well as our living rooms? Are our government policies prioritising the right type of ed-tech developments? These speakers have great examples of how we can diminish the gap between commercial and educational technologies and what key policies enable us to take full advantage of the promise of systemic change.
Mar Camacho Martí
Ministry of Education of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Spain
Mòbils.edu: A Springboard Towards Excellence in Mobile Learning
Appointed Director General of Primary and Childhood Education at the Catalan Ministry of Education in July 2018 and Director General of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture in December 2018.
Mar Camacho, PhD is a Former Lecturer on Educational Technology at the Faculty of Education of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Catalonia). She taught in graduate and postgraduate programs related to Educational Technology, with particular emphasis on Mobile Learning and emergent technologies. She is co-author of the first monography on Mobile Learning in Spain, Portugal and Latin America and has led a nation-wide research on the use of tablets in schools and their impact on learning.
She collaborated internationally with other institutions such as UNESCO and the International Telecommunications Union (United Nations) as well and has given keynotes to international audiences.
She is an author of more than 60 scholarly articles. Her activity is credited by a long-term presence and active participation in seminars, roundtables and conferences, that has been transferred to other sectors through her contributions to social projects, the business sector and different media. Always from the Mobile Learning perspective, her present interests concern strategic planning, impact evaluation and digital social innovation.
Ministry of National Education, Poland
The Framework for Innovations in Education
Rafał Lew-Starowicz is a deputy director at the Ministry of National Education in Poland, coordinates the educational policy of innovation in Poland. Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, the University of Warsaw, a PhD (ABD) at the Institute for Media Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, at the University of Special Education, and Top Public Executive at IESE Business School in Barcelona.
As an employee of the Educational Research Institute, he participated in the evaluation of the “Digital School” Government Programme. Previously, he worked at the Office of the Ombudsman for Children, Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the MaterCare International in Kenya, and directed the work of organizations whose task was to increase the safety of children and youth in the electronic media.
He is a Polish delegate to the OECD Education Policy Committee, the European Commission Working Group on Digital Skills and Competences and the Consultative Committee of the “Safer Internet” in Poland, an expert at “Classroom 2.0” Project. Member of the Media Pedagogy Team at the Committee on Education Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and 2020 Driving K-12 Innovation Advisory Board (The Consortium for School Networking CoSN).
He has been a member of the the PIAAC and PISA Boards of Participating Countries, Pan European Game Information Council (PEGI). He is the author of several publications on the safety of children and youth on the Internet.