Zsolt Lavicza, Faculty of Education, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, UK
Kristóf Fenyvesi, Department of Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (International Symmetry Association)
The ISIS Summit will be held at the 70th anniversary of the publication of Vannevar Bush’s epoch-making article “As We May Think”. Bush’s futuristic vision of the intellectual potential of the uses of technology was manifested in our everyday experience while tomorrow’s digital tools now promise even more. Information and communication technologies are inevitably changing human life and are about to transform education as we know it today. However, the changes in educational practices in most cases are still barely apparent, while future generations are “growing up digital”. While some educational systems seem to be resilient to technology integration, others lack financial resources for such integration, and yet others plan to completely replace ‘old’ forms with new ones.
Subjects and scope
In this session, we aim to discuss the effects of technology on the current educational establishments; examine policies, approaches, methods, projects and tools which can support teachers, students, and parents in order to keep pace with the changes that will occur in the future through the integration of technologies in education.
Some of the questions we may discuss during the sessions include but are not limited to: What roles can be granted to technologies in delivering teaching and learning? What roles can technology play in engaging students in learning? How do we change perceptions and beliefs on teaching and learning in a technologically rich environment? How and what can we learn from students who grow up with technology? How and to what extent is technology currently used in education? What technological tools of the future will support teaching and learning? How should we develop skills for the digital future? How are we to enable digital creativity in the new curricula? What are the main challenges in integrating technology into education? What are the risks and advantages of integrating technologies into education now and in the future?
Education researchers, ICT in education experts, practicing teachers
Kristof Fenyvesi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: 27 February 2015
Notification of acceptance: 20 March 2015