Pearson
Learning for the Future
Conference 2019

Innovate to prepare students for future success

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With the rapid development of technology and the impact of globalisation, the conversation about skills required for future jobs is one of the most important in education. How can we equip students with the knowledge and the skills they need to successfully access global Higher Education and employment opportunities?

Our conference includes a number of interactive sessions, which explore innovative ways to ensure that students are future-ready, fully able to meet and overcome the challenges of tomorrow.

  Dubai Riyadh
Date Tuesday 5th November Wednesday 6th November
Location One & Only, Royal Mirage Hotel Dubai Aloft Hotel Riyadh
Time 9:00 – 14:00 9:00 – 14:00
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Keynote speaker

We are pleased to confirm that David Price, Author and futurist solving society’s social challenges will be our keynote speaker at the conference.

David Price is a senior associate at the Innovation Unit, a not-for-profit enterprise committed to solving social challenges around the world.

For the past 10 years, Price has led numerous international education projects, culminating in the writing of his acclaimed book OPEN: How We'll Work, Live and Learn In The Future. His conclusion is that there is a profound shift taking place in the ways we view knowledge. The much vaunted 'knowledge economy' didn't happen, because the commercial value of knowledge plummeted. Its social value, however, has soared. Every business, every school and every public institution needs to learn from the ways in which we engage with knowledge socially, because therein lies the answer to how to re-engage employees and students, and remain competitive, and relevant in a fast-moving world.

David Price argues that schools and colleges must also be prepared for the future - employers are increasingly interested not in what applicants know but in what they can do with what they know. Changes in how we learn socially, and in how we work, are not being reflected in our learning environments.

"From every perspective OPEN will open your mind to some of the real implications of digital technologies for how we live and learn in the 21st century." -Sir Ken Robinson 

 

Agenda
8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and welcome
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and introduction
9:15 – 10:15 Keynote talk
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break

Option to attend one of six sessions

10:30 – 11:30 ICT and Innovation
(UK Curriculum focused)
Literacy for Pleasure
(UK Curriculum focused)
Maths Mastery and Growth Mindset
(UK Curriculum focused)
Qualifications and Assessment
(UK Curriculum focused)
Innovate Arabic Language Learning
(Cross-curricula)

Accelerate English Language Progress and Proficiency
(Cross-curricula)

*Saudi Arabia only

Option to attend one of six sessions

11:35 – 12:35 ICT and Innovation
(UK Curriculum focused)
Literacy for Pleasure
(UK Curriculum focused)
Maths Mastery and Growth Mindset
(UK Curriculum focused)
Qualifications and Assessment
(UK Curriculum focused)
Innovate Arabic Language Learning
(Cross-curricula)

Accelerate English Language Progress and Proficiency
(Cross-curricula)

*Saudi Arabia only

12:35 – 12:45 Coffee break

Option to attend one of six sessions

12:45 – 13:30 ICT and Innovation
(UK Curriculum focused)
Literacy for Pleasure
(UK Curriculum focused)
Maths Mastery and Growth Mindset
(UK Curriculum focused)
Qualifications and Assessment
(UK Curriculum focused)
Innovate Arabic Language Learning
(Cross-curricula)

Accelerate English Language Progress and Proficiency
(Cross-curricula)

*Saudi Arabia only

13:30 – 14:00 Lunch and close