The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.
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Saturday, March 9 • 10:05am - 11:05am
A Maker Mindset - Tools to Navigate an Automated World

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Education has been identified as ripe for disruption with machines primed to deliver content, skills and knowledge, and personalizing learning far more effectively than any human ever can. With the adoption of AI already underway in education we are forced as educators to re-examine our role as teachers within the classroom. What value can we still provide? How can we help our learners to prepare themselves for this age of rapid change and disruption?

Over the last five years we have seen a growing interest in the ways in which a maker mindset can help students to develop the vital human capabilities that will be essential for success in an increasingly automated world. This presentation will discuss the capabilities of curiosity, entrepreneurship, adaptability, resilience and empathy and provide real examples of how these can be nurtured through building a maker culture in school.

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Ross, Stewart

Teacher of Design and Technology, WIS
Stewart Ross is a Design and Technology teacher at West Island School in Hong Kong, a senior examiner and examination author for IB and is published by Harper Collins. He teaches product and graphic design and is a specialist in CAD, VR and AR. Stewart is passionate about authentic... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am +07