The Eighth International

Dimotiko Skolio of Spetses

SPETSES, GREECE
4-8 July 2001

  



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Theme 1: NEW WORLDS

    • Multimedia, the internet and today's media: learning about and through the new information technologies.
    • Globalisation and multiculturalism: the learning consequences.
    • Mathematics, science, art, social studies, history and the traditional subject areas: old disciplines and new 'basics'.
    • Lifelong learning for the society of constant change, from early childhood to workplace learning and learning-in-retirement.
    • Learning in and out of school: just how much can be learnt in places of formal learning?
    • Learning transitions: from home to school; from early to middle to later years of schooling; and from school to vocational and higher education.

Theme 2: NEW LITERACIES

    • The 'basics' today: what are they?
    • New languages, new literacies: the 'multilteracies' of our multimedia and global communications environments.
    • English as a world language.
    • The verbal and the visual: where language meets visual design.
    • 'Foreign' language learning, multilingualism and cross-cultural communication.
    • Girls, boys and literacy.
    • Adult , community and workplace literacies.

Theme 3: NEW LEARNING

    • Learning just in time and just enough: learning when and where you need to know.
    • Virtual worlds, virtual classrooms: interactive, self-paced and autonomous learning.
    • Distance learning in a global environment: so what's distant?
    • New learning institutions: self-governing schools, community-based schools, education as a business.
    • The future of the university.
    • Vocational education and training for the future.
    • Educational leadership and management: today's challenges.
    • New teachers and new teaching: the role of pre-service and inservice professional training.

Theme 4: NEW PERSONS

    • The changing purposes of education: shaping new kinds of worker, citizen and personal identities.
    • Education as the core of the new economy: cultural capital, intellectual property, human resources.
    • Competence, ability, capacity, intelligence: redefining the terms.
    • Border crossings: educating whole persons for a multicultural and global era.
    • Equity in and through education: today's challenges.
    • Indigenous, immigrant, national, regional, global: juggling multiple identities.
    • Gender, disability, socio-economic differences: negotiating the social dynamics of the classroom.
    • Open, culturally reflexive, autonomous and socially responsible thinkers: how are the formed?
    • Non-linear learning: new ways of thinking and new knowledge.
    • Knowing the world to transform the world: education for personal and contextual transformation.

    

   


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