From the classroom to the exam hall, the lecture theatre to the library, technology is permeating into education at every turn. Despite this, the fundamental way that we teach remains rooted in traditional approaches to learning. In order for the full value of technology to be unleashed within our education systems, there is an equally important discussion that needs to be had around what the future of pedagogy and educational institutions themselves should look like.
This is what EduTECH Asia is all about.
Rather than viewing technology as an end in itself, or as a bolt on to otherwise unaffected educational practices, we instead look at technology as holding the keys to a fundamental, end to end transformation of the purpose and delivery of education. It’s that important.
The reason why this is so critical is simple. Today’s students will make up tomorrow’s workforce. Our young people will in the future be challenged in ways that we cannot possibly imagine by tectonic changes in what it is to be a working professional. Not only will they need to be technically savvy, but more fundamentally they will need to be adaptable, resilient and independent. And instilling these abilities means a total reassessment of how we teach.
Technology can help, but it is nothing without first defining how we are going about 21st century learning, from Kindergarten through to post-graduate study.
At EduTECH Asia we pride ourselves on bringing together thousands of educators from across Asia to evaluate and plan for the future of learning. In 2017, we will be going bigger than ever. We can’t wait to have you with us for the journey.