Schools Week visits the World Innovation Summit for Education 2017

Schools Week visits the World Innovation Summit for Education 2017

Education experts from the UK and around the world will gather in Qatar next week for the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2017.

The summit invites teachers to meet with experts from the public and private sectors and debate education challenges from across the globe.

WISE 2017, the eighth WISE conference, has the theme ‘Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to Live and Work Together’, and Schools Week senior reporter Alix Robertson will be joined by former headteacher and author Tom Sherrington in Doha to cover the global event.

Delegates attending the summit will be able to choose from over fifty sessions on a wide range of topics, from artificial intelligence in the classroom, to the changing role of teachers, the education of young refugees, and the impact of nudging as a behavioural strategy.

They will also have the chance to get involved in a ‘Braindate’, a new networking approach that involves one-on-one or group conversations on specialist topics, initiated and organised by participants at the summit via a tool on the WISE website.

A series of reports have been commissioned by WISE, to produce cutting edge education research that will be discussed at the summit.

Sir Michael Barber, formerly chief advisor to Tony Blair and chief education advisor at Pearson, is one of the authors to outline his views, in a research paper on ‘How to deliver improved outcomes for school systems’.

Other reports released for the conference include global design company IDEO’s take on how thinking like a designer can help innovation in the classroom, and research from University of Cambridge into how to provide high quality inclusive education for children with disabilities.

Schools Week is the media partner for WISE 2017. Keep an eye out for our coverage of the event next week!