Realising Students' Potential
We will discuss the mindset and (soft) skills that students will need to remain motivated and resilient in their future roles. How can we develop formal and non-formal courses and programmes that will provide them with the the right tools and support?
Operations Manager/Head of UAE Development, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, United Kingdom
Tom Shorrock is an Operations Manager for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award based in Abu Dhabi and oversees the development of the Award in the UAE and the wider region. After studying Chemistry at the University of Bristol, Tom worked in Industry in the UK & France. Alongside his work, he was also a member of the local Army Reserve unit and the Royal Society of Chemistry(RSC). He developed his love for non-formal education by taking part in various courses and being involved with both. His activities with the RSC, allowed him to develop teaching and learning beyond the classroom and create community outreach activities. It was during this time, he made the decision to become a teacher. Having taught in the UK, Tom went on to teach in various schools internationally. Tom holds various qualifications. A Certificate in Business Management from the University of Surrey, Diploma in Risk Management, Certified Foresight Practitioner (The Futures School by Kedge). In his spare time, he loves exploring the outdoors and has recently completed a Half-Ironman Triathlon.
Associate Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Margarita Zobnina is associate professor at the School of Business Administration, NRU HSE since 2010 and, since 2018 the head of Startup minor program at NRU HSE. Due to the success of the program it was increased from 120 students to 500 students in 2021. She was announced the best teacher in 2018, 2019, 2020. She received the 2016 Runet Award for the significant social impact of her Internet-entrepreneurship course which is taught in 163 universities across Russia and also in Belarus & Kazakhstan. She is author of the popular book on entrepreneurship “The Startup Guide”. She received PhD in Economics from MSU in 2009.
Eric van Gennip
Lecturer, Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Educational developer and lecturer of Business Innovation studies at Avans University of Applied Sciences. Mainly facilitator of workshops in creative thinking, visioning and futuring. Innovation management is the core of the studies, Eric focuses on the non-routine innovation and behavioral skills. This is what makes an innovator resilient and flexible. As a lecturer and manager of innovation projects his focus is all about creating meaningful learning experiences and creating change that matters. With a focus on transferring an innovator's skills set and mindset. Wanting to broaden your horizon or your innovation toolkit? Come and have a chat with him.
Empowering Students with Future Skills - and the Mindset To Go with Them, Eric van Gennip
If there's one thing we know about the future, it is that it's going to be different. So how can students stay relevant? Can we equip them for the long run? The knowledge students develop during their studies is a great tool for starting a career. But what are the mindsets and skill sets that will help them survive technological shifts and change in the years to come? Join to hear about the methodology which enables students to become the best future-proof version of themselves.
- How to enable students/professionals to become the best future-proof version of themselves
- How to blend online and offline skills training with coaching in a fully self-paced e-learning
- Know the core future skills that matter in this century: the mindset and skills set that survive change and technical shifts in the years to come
- How to grow a Responsibility Mindset: towards yourself (be vital, have self knowledge), towards others (empathise, interrelate) and towards the future and long term thinking (sdg's, ethics)
Where Does Non-formal Education & Experiential Learning Stand in the Future of Education?, Thomas Shorrock
Prior to the pandemic, the future of education was changing and needed a change of approach. For a long time, Non-Formal Education and Learning (NFEL) and Experiential Education (EE) frameworks were praised by educators for bringing more to a young person's education. The pandemic made it clear of the huge emphasis that was being made on 'Formal' Education. Many educational organisations reduced their offerings to just academic subjects and all else was lost. NFEL is needed now more than ever!
- What will the future of education look like; in particular using NFEL/EE to change this?
- How do we go from the 'what' is needed, to the 'how' we make it happen?
- What will you do to support NFEL?