WISE - Building the future of education together

Apr 23, 2019

Building the future of education together

On the 20th of February 2019, we had the great pleasure to host the World Innovation Summit of Education – WISE@PARIS as an official partner. 

Under the theme “Education Futures: Fostering Learning Societies”, discussions focused on the role of innovation and research in rethinking early education, decrypting the future of work, empowering teachers and education leaders and cultivating global citizenship.

Ministerial panel 
« Navigating the Politics of Education – Adapting Education Systems to the Age of Information & Technology »

“Machine can manage big data, faster than us. But the use of knowledge is where human will win: how to take care of our planet.
The challenge is being able to adapt.”
Stefania Giannini, Former Minister of Education Universities and Research, and Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO , Italy

Keynote speeches
«Disruptive & Highly Scalable Innovations to Advance Education in the African Continent»

“Africa is facing issues that no one else has to faced. So how do we respond? How do we share learning resources?
By opening classrooms, building a peer network of learners and a platform.” 
Karim Sy, Founder of Digital Africa and of Jokkolabs

« Citizen science of learning : all learners, all researchers, all discoverers »

“We have to find new ways to respond to the UN’s sustainable development goals. Citizen sciences is one of the answer.” François Grey, Director of the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative




Mobilizing citizen sciences of learning

The afternoon was dedicated to different workshops:

“How to connect ideas, innovators, and resources in education to have more impact?
The scale and complexity of transforming education systems can be overwhelming. However, by improving the way we learn from each other, and by collaborating on system-changing projects, the challenge can be overcome. In this session, we will explore new ways of leading collaborative ecosystemic change to empower every young person to live for the greater good.

“How can the next generation of digital tools best contribute to education?”
Discover iLearn, CRI’s project to map learner trajectories. Using artificial intelligence and crowd sourcing, we build learner’s profiles to present them learning resources specifically target to them. We match learners and mentors. Join the core team to help test and design this tool and co-construct its business model and growth strategy.

“How can collaborative research help the understanding of babies and toddlers development?”
Come and participate to this collaborative session where we will discuss early childhood as regards to learning communities, collaborative research and digital tools. Don’t forget to interact with our guest designers who develop innovative projects leveraging digital tools for young children education.

“Learning Planet: How to engage all learners to tackle SDGs?”
Brainstorm collectively on how to scale up SDG-based education. Unleash creativity by inviting all the students worldwide to learn about our common problems and design solutions.

“How can frugal innovation serve education and pedagogy?”
Enter the FabLab philosophy with its machines, low-tech resources and its interdisciplinary experts with a hands-on workshop. You will take part in prototyping for research and learning, gathering electronics and digital fabrication through the prism of use and functionalities.

“How to kickstart your own MOOC – Massive Online Open Course?”
Join CRI’s MOOC factory’s team, co-author of 29 MOOCs serving about 8000 trainees since 2014. Come discuss about Massive Open Online Courses stakes, opportunities and limitations.  Then dare switching to workshop mode, tacking the role of an education expert to kick start custom and well conceived MOOC proposals for your organisation. 

“How can we imagine different ways of empowering educators?”
Meet and discuss with the teachers and researchers who are creating tomorrow’s school in France and designing the education through research model. This model already benefited to tens of thousands of students, teachers and researchers and is developed using participatory research methods.

Thank you to all the researchers, education actors, project managers who came with their expertise to talk and participate to the workshops! 
We were delighted to welcome each everyone of you to think tomorrow’s education!



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