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Future of Learning: Unconference 2019 by Kidovators

Anushka Yadav
Future of Learning: Unconference 2019 by Kidovators

Automation driven by advancements in artificial intelligence is increasingly dominating rule or process-based work. This phenomenon is starting to take shape and will especially have a deep reaching impact on our children’s lives who are in schools today. In fact, World Economic Forum says that 65% students starting school today will do work that does not even exist.

With most schools primarily focused on the 3R’s of reading, writing and arithmetic, and having limited resources and expertise on these 21st century skills, there is an urgent need to help these schools and their school leaders bridge the learning gaps through external interventions.

To address this very challenging issue at hand as well as discuss, debate and deliberate the best 21st century education practices, Kidovators is bringing together the finest educators from India, Finland, Sweden, USA and Denmark, and organising the inaugural edition of the Future of Learning: Unconference on January 11, 2019 in Bengaluru (Karnataka, India).

Priyadeep Sinha, founder of the Future of Learning: Unconference & CEO of Kidovators said, “There is a lot of work for all of us to do in order to ensure that school students of the 21st century get a 21st century education, an education that can help them create exciting and vibrant futures for themselves. The Unconference is an effort from our end to inspire schools to make real progress toward making this a reality soon and we are encouraged by the enthusiasm shown by the school education community towards this initiative.”

The focused themes of discussion at the Future of Learning: Unconference 2019 are:

  • Developing Future Human Capital: Evolution of Learning

  • Future of Learning Spaces: Schools & Classrooms

  • Frameworks of 21st Century Skills: Assessments & Evaluations

  • Educator Development for 21st Century Classrooms

Leading school leaders, education industry experts and government representatives will be speaking and presenting at the Future of Learning: Unconference 2019 including three keynote speakers:

  • Ms. Kathleen Naglee (Head of School, International School of Helsinki, Finland)

  • Mr. Anil Swarup (Former Hon’ble Secretary, Dept. of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)

  • Ms. Cecilia Carnefeldt (CEO & President, Kunskapsskolan Education, Sweden)

Some of the other speakers include Ms. Kiran Bir Sethi (Founder & Director, The Riverside School, Ahmedabad & Founder, Design for Change), Mr. Raghav Podar (Chairman, Podar Schools), Allan Kjaer Andersen (Former Principal, Orestad Gymnasium, Copenhagen), Arunabh Singh (Director, Nehru World School, Ghaziabad), Tristha Ramamurthy (Founder & MD, Ekya Schools), Skand Bali (Principal, Hyderabad Public School Begumpet, Hyderabad), Peri Maheshwar (Chairman, Careers360), Kulbhushan Sharma (President, National Independent Schools Alliance) among others.

Talking about the Unconference 2019, Ms. Cecilia Carnefeldt said – “How do we prepare our children for an unpredictable future? This is a fundamental question for school leaders all over the world and the ‘Future of Learning: Unconference’, is an excellent initiative and opportunity to discuss this important topic that I am looking forward to.”

“The Future of Learning is dependent on school leadership to implement the needed changes that neuroscience has revealed about pedagogy. Simply speaking, learning impact is dependent on the emotional landscape that a school cultivates. I look forward to speaking about this at the Future of Learning: Unconference”, said Ms. Kathleen Naglee speaking about her keynote address.

A report on the Correlation between Academic Performance and 21st Century Skills will be also released during the Unconference by Kidovators.

The Future of Learning: Unconference will see participation of 200+ school educators along with corporates, EdTech start-ups as well as 300 school students along with parents. It will be a great opportunity to meet stalwarts of the education world as well as network and learn for all stakeholders.

For any information on the Future of Learning: Unconference, please contact:

Amay Prabhu (Senior Associate, Unconference): +91 77180 28234 | amay@kidovators.com

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