2nd International Conference on Future Education

Rome Conference 2017

2nd Intl. Conference on Future Education

Effective Learning in an Age of Increasing Speed, Complexity and Uncertainty

Rome, Italy | November 16-18, 2017

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Building on a break-through conference at University of the California at Berkeley in 2013, the World University Consortium, the World Academy of Art & Science and Roma Tre University are collaborating to conduct an international conference on Future Education to identify practical measures to meet the needs and aspirations of major stakeholders — youth, students, teachers, employers, workers, research institutions, governments and civil society.

The Challenge

Society is changing more rapidly than ever before, generating unprecedented opportunities and challenges in its wake. Anticipating and addressing the consequences of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, environmental pressures, rising levels of youth unemployment and inequality, globalization and virtualization of business models, the explosive growth of online communications and education, the globalization of education, increasing intercultural contacts and migration will place enormous pressure on educational institutions, students, teachers and researchers.

The Solution

Education is humanity’s most effective instrument for consciously steering social evolution to maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption and trauma associated with it. There is an urgent need for expanding the reach, accessibility, affordability and quality of education at all levels. But multiplying the existing model is not sufficient. Indeed it is likely to aggravate rather than alleviate many problems due to the time warp and gap between the education offered today and that which is so urgently needed. We need not only much more education but education that is qualitatively different — a new paradigm. Updating course content is not enough. We need an education that equips youth to adapt to future innovations and challenges that cannot be anticipated now.

THE OBJECTIVES:

  • Implement student-centered, person-centered, active, participative learning pedagogies;
  • Harness the potential of emerging learning technologies and delivery systems;
  • Foster synthetic, integrated modes of thinking;
  • Make conscious and explicit the central role of values in human development;
  • Shift toward multi- and trans-disciplinary approaches to knowledge;
  • Develop mental capacities for independent thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship & leadership;
  • Extend the scope of learning outcomes from information and mental skills to encompass development of social capabilities, personality, values and individuality.

The Format

This conference is designed to serve as an open, active platform for participants to share, collaborate and co-create new ideas, approaches, methodologies and best practices. The multi-stakeholder approach and structure of the conference will make it possible for participants to organize or participate in special sessions dedicated to in-depth exploration of specific topics ranging from subject content, pedagogy and learning technologies to social and economic impact on issues such as employment, skills development, business development, innovation, social power, citizenship, cultural diversity, personal development and individuality.


Conference Details:

When: November 16-18, 2017
Where: Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
Register: www.worldacademy.org/rome

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Rome Conference 2017

2nd Intl. Conference on Future Education

Effective Learning in an Age of Increasing Speed, Complexity and Uncertainty

Rome, Italy | November 16-18, 2017

Edgar MorinKeynote by Edgar Morin

The conference will be organized into streams focusing on the following themes

  • Learning in a time of increasing uncertainty
  • Closing the time warp in higher education
  • Education for Full Employment and Human Welfare
  • Distributing Social Power through Education
  • Transdisciplinary Education
  • Person-centered learning
  • Mind, Thinking & Creativity
  • Developing Individuality through Education
  • Learning as a way of life
  • Value-based vs. Value-free education
  • Social construction of knowledge
  • Network-based education, learning spaces and learning communities
  • Online and hybrid learning
  • Disruptive educational technologies
  • Technological enhancements, automation and digitization
  • Storming the Ivory Tower
  • Ways of Thinking and Knowing
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Education beyond the university
  • Navigating transitions in education and society
  • Multi-stakeholder perspectives
  • What students want from higher education
  • Teaching in a time of instant information and rapid change
  • Politics and Economics of Education
  • Business and Employer Needs
  • Workers’ Perspectives
  1. Byong Jin Ahn, Chief of Staff to the President, Kyung Hee University; Rector, Global Academy of Future, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
  2. Giuditta Alessandrini, Professor in General, Social and Work Pedagogy, University of Roma Tre
  3. Pooja Asokan, Student, Primrose School, Pondicherry, India
  4. Saulo Bahia, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees
  5. Nora Bateson, President, International Bateson Institute, Sweden; Award-winning filmmaker, writer, facilitator and educator
  6. Gianni Belgrano, Psychologist; Consultant; Director, Department of Organization Development, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy
  7. Robert Berg, Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Advisor to the Board & Fellow, WAAS
  8. Giorgio Berloffa, President, National Confederation of Handicrafts and Small and Medium Enterprises (CNA), Italy
  9. Davor Bernardic, President, Social Democratic Party, Croatia
  10. Gianluca Bioffini, Mayor of Prato, Italy
  11. Carlos Blanco, Associate Professor, Universidad PontificiaComillas, Spain; Associate Fellow, WAAS
  12. Zbigniew Bochniarz, Professor, KozminskiUniversity, University of Washington and Harvard Business School; Member of the Board of Trustees, WAAS
  13. Marta Borrelli , Psychologist, Italy
  14. Matteo Botto, Pedagogist– Network of Caffè pedagogico Torino
  15. Fabrizio Bracco, Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Genova, Italy; Trainer, Department of Organization Development, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy
  16. Chiappetta Cajola, Professor in Didactics and Special Pedagogy, University of Roma Tre
  17. Joao Caraca, Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, France; Fellow, WAAS
  18. Juan Cayon-Pena, Rector, Universidad Nebrija, Spain; Fellow, WAAS
  19. Elif Cepni, Head, NisantasiInternational, Nisantası University, Turkey; Partner, Foresight Consult
  20. Inwon Choue, President, Kyung Hee University, South Korea; Fellow, WAAS
  21. Renzo Cianfanelli,New York Correspondent, Corriere della Sera  
  22. Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees
  23. Katy Cook, CEO, Centre for Technology Awareness, UK
  24. Giovanni Corazza, Professor, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering, Alma Mater StudiorumUniversity of Bologna, Italy
  25. Luigi Perissich
  26. Momir Djurovic,Former President, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Montenegro; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees 
  27. Piero Domenici, Professor, Public Communication and National Interest & Intelligence Operations, University of Perugia, Italy
  28. Juri Engelbrecht, Former President, Estonian Academy of Sciences; Head of Department, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees
  29. Lloyd Etheregde,Political scientist, psychologist, and teacher; Director, Policy Sciences Center; Fellow, WAAS
  30. Kristy Evers, Graduate Student, University College London; Researcher, Pearson UK
  31. Rodolfo Fiorini, Academic Scientist, Politecnicodi Milano, Italy, Fellow, WAAS
  32. Massimiliano Fiorucci, Professor in Intercultural Pedagogy, University of Roma Tre
  33. Claudio Franchi , Head of International Affairs, FLC CGIL, Italy
  34. Barry Gills, Professor, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland; Fellow, WAAS
  35. Alfredo Graziani
  36. Sigmund Gronomo, Chair of Inter-University Center Council; Fellow, WAAS
  37. Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, President, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium
  38. Gerald Gutenschwager, Emeritus Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Thessaly, Greece; Emeritus Fellow, WAAS
  39. George Halvorson, Chair, Institute for InterGroupUnderstanding, USA 
  40. Erich Hodel, Vice-President, European Academy of Sciences; Fellow, WAAS
  41. Marriane Holbert, Associate Director & Senior Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder
  42. Sara Isakovic, Performance Director, Fitsmind; Retired Slovenian swimmer
  43. Garry Jacobs, CEO, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium
  44. Annie Aarup Jensen, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark
  45. Dino Karabeg, Associate Professor, Institute of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway
  46. Mina Kashfi, Masters Student, South Azad University, Iran
  47. Machiel Keestra, Past President, Association of Interdisciplinary Studies, Assistant Professor, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), University of Amsterdam.
  48. Minwoong Kim, Professor of History of Civilizations and World System Theories, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  49. Donato Kiniger-Passigili, Head of the Crisis Unit of the International Labor Organization, specialized agency of the United Nations; Fellow, WAAS
  50. Lone Krogh Kjaer-Rasmussen, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark
  51. Dave Labuskes, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International, USA
  52. Alexander Laszlo, GEF Global Collaborator; Director of Doctoral program on Leadership & Systemic Innovation, Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, Argentina
  53. Ivana Lazarovski, Master Student, University "La Sapienza", Rome
  54. Grazyna Lebkowska, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
  55. Lennart Levi, Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Fellow, WAAS
  56. Walter Lorenz, Professor of Social Work, Former Rector, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy 
  57. Guglielmo Loy, National Confederal Secretary of the Italian LabourUnion (UIL), Italy
  58. Pavel Luksha, Director, Global Education Futures; Professor, Moscow School of Management, Russia
  59. Birthe Lund, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark
  60. Umberto Margiotta, Professor in General Pedagogy
  61. Eleonora Masini, Former President, European division of WAAS; Professor Emeritus of Futures Studies and Human Ecology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Gregorian. University, Italy; Fellow, WAAS
  62. Francesco Mattei,
  63. Federic Mayor, Chairman, Foundation for a Culture of Peace, Spain; Former Director General, UNESCO; Fellow, WAAS
  64. Tatjana Mitovic, Hawaii LTD Director, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
  65. Jami Morgan, Leeds Beckett University, UK; Editor, Real World Economics Review
  66. Edgar Morin, Knowledge theorist, Philosopher and Sociologist; UNESCO Chair in Complex Thought
  67. Winston Nagan, Board of Trustees, WAAS; Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development, University of Florida, USA
  68. Ruben Nelson, Executive Director of Foresight Canada; Vice Chair, Institute on Religion in an Age of Science; Fellow, WAAS
  69. Marta Neskovic, Junior Fellow, WAAS
  70. Lorenzo Newman, Education Manager, Ashoka, Italy
  71. Julie O'Donohue, ELC Coordinator, European Azerbaijan School, Azerbaijan
  72. Fabio Olivieri, Lecturer in Education Science (training placements), University of Roma Tre
  73. Siro Polo Padolecchia, Founding President, The Marco Polo Society, Monaco; Managing Director-Operations, EURO-CHINA Strategy Development Advisors; Fellow, WAAS
  74. Stephen Yong-Seung Park, Dean, Office of International Affairs, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  75. Elizabet Paunovic, Head of WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, World Health Organization
  76. Anna Aluffi Pentini, Professor of Social and Intercultural Pedagogy, University of Roma Tre
  77. Carlos Pereira, President, The INNAXIS Foundation and Research Institute, Spain; Fellow, WAAS
  78. David Perkins, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
  79. Roberto Poli, Associate Professor, Philosophy of Science, University of Trento, Italy; Fellow, WAAS
  80. Mila Popovich, Chair, Membership Communications Committee, WAAS
  81. Remus Pricopie, Former Minister of Education of Romania; Rector, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest; Fellow, WAAS
  82. Emanuela Proietti, PhD of Theory of Educational Research, Sociologist, University of Roma Tre
  83. Janani Ramanathan, Associate Fellow, WAAS; Senior Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society, India
  84. Martin Ramirez, Head, Center for Conflict Studies, Universidad Nebrija, Spain; Fellow, WAAS
  85. Noemi Ranieri, Secretary of National UIL School, Italy
  86. Gianni Rosas, Director, ILO Office for Italy and San Marino
  87. Milena Santerini, Member of Italian Parliament; Professor in Pedagogy, Catholic University
  88. Giovanna Scatena, Handler of Municipal Library of Rome “Casa deibimbi”
  89. Jason Scorza, Vice Provost for Academic and International Affairs, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA; Secretary-General Emeritus, International Association of University Presidents
  90. Ullica Segestrale, Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; Fellow, WAAS
  91. Peter Senge , Systems Scientist; Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
  92. Vani Senthil, Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society, India
  93. Danijela Serbic, Lecturer in Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  94. Kakha Shengalia, President-elect, International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  95. Kathryn Skelton, Director of Strategy, FutureLearn
  96. Ivo Slaus, Honorary President, World Academy of Art & Science; Dean, Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, Croatia
  97. Dhoya Snijders, Researcher/Project Manager, STT—Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends, Netherlands
  98. S. Sreejith, CEO, Global Institute of Integral Management Studies, India
  99. Mattihas Straub-Fischer, Headmaster, KaosPilots Switzerland
  100. Emanuela Tardioli, Psychologist; Trainer; Director, Post-graduate program in Psychotherapy, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy
  101. Magdalena Vagnarelli
  102. Marcel Van de Voorde, Professor, University of technology Delft, Netherlands; Executive Advisor to Minister for Education and Research, Serbia; Fellow, WAAS
  103. Giulio Verdini, Senior Lecturer in Planning, BA Designing Cities Course Leader, University of Westminster, Faculty of Architecture & Built Environment, UK
  104. Raoul Weiler, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Bio-engineering Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium; Fellow, WAAS
  105. Ralph Wolff, President Emeritus, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); Fellow, WAAS
  106. Min Yang, Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong
  107. Alberto Zucconi, President, Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy; Secretary General, World University Consortium; Treasurer, WAAS