‘Innovating Education’ and ‘Education for Innovation’

Key findings

G-STIC 2018 confirmed that innovation and technology have an important role to play to expand both access to education and the quality of the education being provided in the developing world. G-STIC 2018, therefore, looked in detail at technological challenges for teacher training, and how technological innovations can support and stimulate a pedagogical transformation in higher education.

Technology must be tailored to specific populations that may vary by language, usable infrastructure, and end-user adaptations. Context and adaptation are essential for reaching marginalized populations, and thereby reaching the SDGs through improved learning and education.

Technological innovations in education should be encouraged by educational institutions, legislators and government at-large by providing an open space for such innovation and not limiting it by restrictive standards and regulations.

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    An overview of G-STIC 2018 contributions

    Introduction of the new thematic cluster EDUCATION

    Title Speaker Presentation Soundcloud
    Introduction of the new G-STIC cluster Education Jan De Groof
    Keynote: Sustainable development begins with education. How can education contribute to the proposed goals? Daniel Wagner download presentation
    Keynote: Education and human rights Shirin Ebadi
    Interactive panel discussion Quentin Wodon
    Keynote Silvia Montoya download presentation
    Interactive panel discussion

    Towards the Innovative Implementation of SDG 4
    Bringing together industry, research, policy and education

    Title Speaker Presentation Soundcloud
    Introduction Jan De Groof
    Keynote : The innovation imperative in education Dirk Van Damme download presentation

    Workshop on Education Rights

    Title Speaker Presentation Soundcloud
    Keynote : Digital literacy rights and online risks: which has the upper hand? Nina Beatriz Stocco Ranieri download presentation
    Keynote : Education and Digital Technology in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Schools: swings and roundabouts? Sally Varnham download presentation
    Panel discussion download presentation

    Workshop on STI strategies for educational systems in rural, remote and urban areas

    Title Speaker Presentation Soundcloud
    Panel discussion
    Q&A and debate

    Workshop on Main challenges

    Title Speaker Presentation Soundcloud
    Technologies for shaping personalised education: blended learning, distance learning, home education Piet Henderikx download presentation
    Panel discussion

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