Robert Faltermeier | Director of Innovation
Jeppe High School For Boys | South Africa

Robert Faltermeier, Director of Innovation, Jeppe High School For Boys

Robert is the director of innovation at Jeppe High School for Boys in Johannesburg South Africa, where he oversees the Ed-Tech needs of his school, however, his main role is to prepare the school, students and educators for the 21st century through innovative pedagogy and professional development strategies, while balancing the holistic educational philosophy of his school.  He recently oversaw the school's transition to online learning during the recent Covid-19 lockdown that not only affected his school but many schools around the globe.

He has an adaptable, dynamic, and innovative approach to education. He is a Google Level 1 and 2 Certified Educator, a Google for Education Certified Trainer, a Commonsense Educator and Ambassador, as well as a Google Educator Group Leader where he helps bring schools and educators together to share and explore best practice to meet learners needs for the 21st century. He is also currently studying his MA in Education at the University of Bath in the UK.

In his spare time, Robert loves exploring the heavens through his telescope as well as travelling the world with his family. He loves all things tech as well as having a love for history, which he also teaches. Robert has a love for the outdoors and believes that it is important to give back to the community so he also helps out at a local Scout Troop


Day 2 @ 10:40

Adapting to and recognising how pedagogy has to cater for the 21st Century

The challenges and opportunities that the 21st century bring are causing some schools and education systems to re-evaluate how they operate. However, this might be a simple thing to state, but the real challenge for schools and education systems is two-fold, one, recognising this change and more specifically that the pedagogy has to change as well, and second, how to adapt our pedagogy to this change once one recognises the fact. This session will explore how a growth mindset can help schools recognise both ways and why schools should recognise that 21st-century education needs to change as well as how pedagogy can adapt to and meet the challenges and opportunities that the 21st-century presents.
last published: 21/Oct/20 05:55 GMT
last published: 21/Oct/20 05:55 GMT
last published: 21/Oct/20 05:55 GMT

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