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PRE CONFERENCE KEYNOTE “It Simply Isn’t the 20th Century Any More Is It?: So Why Would We Teach as Though It Was?”

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Professor Stephen Heppell St Katherine Docks, Tower of London, England
Stephen’s Phone Blog http://phone.heppell.mobi
Twitter: @stephenheppell

Bio CEO Heppell.net,
Professor Bournemouth University, Chair in New Media Environments,
Emeritus Professor Anglia Ruskin University: Chair in New Learning Environments,
Visiting Professor University of Wales, Newport.
Executive chairman LP+
Chair of Trustees: The Inclusion Trust

“Europe’s leading online education expert” Microsoft 2006
“the most influential academic of recent years in the field of technology and education” Department for Education and Skills (DfES), UK, 2006
Bio Page http://rubble.heppell.net/heppell/quiickbiog.html

Presentation Title “It Simply Isn’t the 20th Century Any More Is It?: So Why Would We Teach as Though It Was?”
Description: We are in the throes of a financial crisis unparalleled on our lifetimes, and at the same time in front running 21st century schools around the world learning is seeing a transformation that seemed unthinkable in the dark days of 20th century factory schools.

As we move to a new tomorrow built on mutuality, collegiality, communication, community and ingenuity can we learn anything from the colossally expensive financial collapse of Wall Street, the City of London and many of the world’s financial centres.

In three sections, and in a conversational, intimate style, Stephen examines the certainties that stare us in the face from past learning projects that clearly mapped a new world of 21st century learning; he reflects on the impact on technology on the world around us, including the financial world, and ponders on what this means for education, for learning, and for the necessary pace of change as we experience the death of education and the dawn of learning.


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