2013 WISE summit at QNCC next month

September 17, 2013 11:30 am

2013 WISE summit at QNCC next month

Doha 17th September 2013: The 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) will be held at Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha from 29 to 31 next month.

The event will be held under the theme “Reinventing Education for Life”. More than 1200 famous education, corporate, political and social leaders from over 100 countries will attend the three day event.

Learning is the capability to think independently, to adapt to change and to live meaningfully and well. But now there is a growing gap between the learning we have and the learning we require to meet the challenges and 2013 summit will address this issue.

On the first day the summit will discuss the topics “Literacy and numeracy – How can we guarantee the attainment of minimum standards by all learners?”, “STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) – Do all learners need high-level STEM skills and, if so, how can we teach them most effectively” and “21st-Century Citizenship – Are there universal values for global citizenship and if so, how do we impart these to learners?”

The issues “Teachers – Can we have education without teachers?”, “Data for education – What are the big questions we want big data to answer and for what purposes?”, “Risk, success and failures – Are entrepreneurial approaches to risk-taking relevant for educators?”, “ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) – Will MOOCs improve quality and access for all learners, or are they just the most recent fashion of the day?”, “Frugal innovation – Can we do more with less?” and “Technology – Is technology liberating learning?” will be discussed on second and third days.

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Kalim Ansari is a Working Partner and Contributor to Qatar Chronicle. A post-graduate from Oxford University, Kalim began his career reporting on unrest in black townships, including Soweto, in South Africa during the apartheid era. He later worked as a journalist in Sydney, Australia. Kalim has worked as a journalist in the Middle East for over a decade. He has reported for a number of major international publications from Gaza, Jerusalem, Beirut and Cairo

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