Fostering an Education for the 21st Century

Afternoon Plenary Session

Fostering an Education for the 21st Century

In collaboration with World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) – Qatar Foundation
Date and Room
11 April 2016 - 3:15pm
Room: 
Alhambra

While technological advancements and innovation are propelling changes across all sectors of our societies and their economies, a paradigm shift in educational thinking and skill preparation is as yet less evident. What skill-sets are needed to succeed in the 21st century economy and what are the best ways to teach them? How can education empower innovation and knowledge creation to help generate jobs, foster R&D and increase competitiveness? How can technology be applied to promote new forms of learning that help close the development gap and generate inclusive growth?

Moderator 
Stavros N. Yiannouka
Chief Executive Officer, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) – Qatar Foundation
Speakers 
Eduardo José Padrón, President of Miami Dade College and Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
President of Miami Dade College and Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Jean Lebel
President, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Anant Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, edX
Chief Executive Officer, edX
Gina Burkhardt, Chief Executive Officer, Jobs for the Future
Chief Executive Officer, Jobs for the Future
Salvador Medina, Senior Vice President, Banco Santander
Senior Vice President, Banco Santander; and Global Director of Institutional Relations, Santander Universities
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