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
  • Abbate, Fabrizia - Lecturer, Aesthetics and Theory of Aesthetics
  • Alessandrini, Giuditta - Professor in General, Social and Work Pedagogy
  • Bahia, Saulo - Federal Judge, Brazil; Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees.
  • Balneg, Carmee Lyn - Instructor and PhD student in Mathematical Sciences, University of Southern Mindanao Kidapawan City Campus, Philippines
  • Bateson, Nora - President, International Bateson Institute, Sweden; Award-winning filmmaker, writer, facilitator and educator
  • Belgrano, Gianni, Psychologist; Consultant; Director, Department of Organization Development, IACP.
  • Berg, Robert - Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Advisor to the Board & Fellow, WAAS
  • Bochniarz, Zbigniew - Professor, Microeconomics of Competitiveness, Kozminski University, Warsaw, University of Washington and Harvard Business School, USA; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees
  • Botto, Matteo - Pedagogist - Network of Caffè pedagogico Torino
  • Bracco, Fabrizio - Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Genova, Italy; Trainer, Department of Organization Development, IACP.
  • Brunnhuber, Stefan - Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; Vice-Chairman of the European Institute of Health; Fellow, WAAS
  • Cajola, Lucia Chiappetta - Professor in Didactics and Special Pedagogy
  • Caraça, Joao - Director, Gulbenkian Foundation; Professor, Institute of Economics and Management, Technical University of Lisbon; Fellow, WAAS
  • Casula, Carlo Felice  - Professor in Contemporary and Social History
  • Cayón-Pena, Juan - Rector, Nebrija University, Spain; Director, Old San Juan Fortaleza Corporation; Fellow, WAAS
  • Cepni, Elif - Vice-President & Professor of Economics, Bahcesehir University, Turkey; Former Rector, Doğuş University, Turkey
  • Choue, Inwon - President, Kyung Hee University, South Korea; Honorary Director, Kyung Hee University Neo Renaissance Civilization Institute; Director, The Hope Institute; Fellow, WAAS
  • Constantinescu, Emil - Former President of Romania; Founding President, Institute for Regional Cooperation and Conflict Prevention; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees; Member, WUC Board of Directors.
  • Dominici, Piero - Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Perugia; Member, International Scientific Board of Communication and Media Research Center
  • Donati, Pierpaolo - Professor in Sociology of Cultural Processes
  • Djurovic, Momir - Former President, Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts; Former Dean, University of Montenegro; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees
  • Engelbrecht, Jüri - Former President, Estonian Academy of Sciences; Head of Department, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees
  • Etheredge, Lloyd - Political scientist, psychologist, and teacher; Director, Policy Sciences Center; Fellow, WAAS
  • Fiorini, Rodolfo A. - Academic Scientist, Politecnico di Milano University, Italy; Fellow, WAAS
  • Fiorucci, Massimiliano  - Professor in Intercultural Pedagogy
  • Folgheraiter, Fabio - Professor in Methodology of Social Service
  • Gills, Barry - Professor, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki; Founding Editor of Globalizations journal; Fellow, WAAS
  • Grønmo, Sigmund - Chair of Inter University Centre Council, Dubrovnik; Fellow, WAAS; Emeritus Professor and former Rector, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Gurgulino de Souza, Heitor - President, WAAS and WUC; President, Brazilian Chapter, Club of Rome; Former Rector, United Nations University; Former Secretary-General, International Association of University Presidents
  • Jacobs, Garry - Chief Executive Officer, WAAS; Chairman of the Board, WUC; Vice-President, The Mother’s Service Society, India
  • Kiniger-Passigli, Donato - Head, Fragile States and Disaster Response Group, International Labour Office (ILO), Geneva; Fellow, WAAS
  • Kitaev, Igor - Programme Specialist in Education, UNESCO-Venezia; Visiting Professor, London, Stockholm, Poznan, Moscow, Turku and Paris-Sorbonne
  • Lazarovski, Ivana - Student of International Politics; Conference Youth Ambassador; Research Assistant, Global Rights Compliance LLP
  • Levi, Lennart - Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Medicine, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden; Former Member of the Swedish Parliament; Fellow, WAAS
  • Lorenz, Walter - Professor, Former Rector of Free University of Bolzano
  • Loy, Guglielmo - National Confederal Secretary of the Italian Labour Union (UIL), Italy
  • Margiotta, Umberto - Professor in General Pedagogy
  • Masini, Eleonora - Former President, European division of WAAS; Professor Emeritus of Futures Studies and Human Ecology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Gregorian. University, Italy; Fellow, WAAS
  • Mayor, Federico - Scientist, Scholar, Politician, Diplomat, and Poet; Chairman, Foundation for a Culture of Peace; Former Director General, UNESCO; Member, WUC Board of Directors; Fellow, WAAS
  • Merialdo, Paolo - Professor in Information Systems and Management Analysis
  • Morin, Edgar - Knowledge theorist, Philosopher and Sociologist; UNESCO Chair of Complex Thought; Founding member, Collegium International; Founder, International Institute for Research on Civilization Policy
  • Nagan, Winston - Chairman, Board of Trustees, WAAS; Director, Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development, University of Florida, USA; Member, WUC Board of Directors
  • Nelson, Ruben - Executive Director of Foresight Canada; Vice Chair, Institute on Religion in an Age of Science; Fellow, WAAS
  • Neskovic, Marta - PhD student, Ethnology & Anthropology, University of Belgrade, Serbia; Conference Youth Ambassador; Junior Fellow, WAAS; Research Fellow, The Mother's Service Society, India
  • Olivieri, Fabio - Lecturer in Education Science (training placements)
  • Padolecchia, Siro Polo - Founding President, The Marco Polo Society; Managing Director-Operations, EURO-CHINA Strategy Development Advisors; Fellow, WAAS
  • Pentini, Anna - Professor in Social and Intercultural Pedagogy, Roma Tre University
  • Perkins, David - Professor of Education, Harvard University
  • Paunovic, Elizabet - Head of WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, World Health Organization
  • Poli, Roberto - Associate Professor, Philosophy of Science, University of Trento, Italy; First UNESCO chair in anticipatory systems; Fellow, WAAS
  • Pricopie, Remus - Rector, National University for Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA); Former Education Minister, Romania; Fellow, WAAS
  • Proietti, Emanuela  - PhD of Theory of Educational Research, Sociologist
  • Ramanathan, Janani - Senior Research Analyst, The Mother’s Service Society, India; Associate Fellow, WAAS; Member of the Research Team, World University Consortium; Assistant Editor, Cadmus Journal
  • Ramirez, Martin - Head, Center for Conflict Studies, Universidad Nebrija Madrid; Chair, Spanish National Pugwash Group; Fellow, WAAS
  • Ranieri, Noemi - Secretary of National UIL School, Italy
  • Santerini, Milena - Member of Italian Parliament; Professor in Pedagogy, Catholic University
  • Scatena, Giovanna - Handler of Municipal Library of Rome "Casa dei bimbi"
  • Shengelia, Kakha - CEO & President at Caucasus University; President-Elect of International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  • Šlaus, Ivo - Honorary President, WAAS; Dean, Dean of Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations and Diplomacy; Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College
  • Tardioli, Emanuela - Psychologist; Trainer; Director, Post graduate programs in Psychotherapy, IACP, Rome.
  • Vlavianos-Arvanitis, Agni - President and Founder of Biopolitics International Organisation; President and Founder, Hellenic Chapter of the Club of Rome; Fellow, WAAS
  • Weiler, Raoul - Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Bio-engineering Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium; Former President, EU Chapter of the Club of Rome; Fellow, WAAS
  • Zucconi, Alberto - President, Person-Centered Approach Institute; Secretary General, World University Consortium; Treasurer, WAAS