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Innovation in Education Conference
Wed 7 June 2017, 12:00 – 20:00 BST
Innovations in Education Conference: The digital classroom
The UK is home to more than 1,000 EdTech companies offering a wide range of innovative gadgets and software designed to revolutionise the way pupils are taught. British schools spend a combined £900m a year on education technology and are afforded a great deal of autonomy and freedom when it comes to finding new suppliers and experimenting with new approaches. But adopting new technology does not guarantee improve outcomes. A 2015 report by the OECD concluded that regular use of computers and other digital platforms “did not improve” exam results and warned that new technology is only effective when combined with appropriate teaching methods. As the rapid growth of the digital economy continues to have a disruptive effect on the labour market, many experts believe that today’s school children will eventually work in jobs which do not currently exist. This emphasises the need for a curriculum which focuses on computer coding and the skills needed to adapt to constant technological change.
Join us for the Innovations in Education Conference where leading experts will discuss how the latest technology can help engage pupils, enhance the classroom experience and encourage innovative new approaches to teaching.