Building on the success of TECH 2017, the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) will organise TECH annually for the next four years to delve into the role of games and digital learning technologies in enabling a shift from “transmissive pedagogies” to “transformative pedagogies” to create more peaceful and sustainable societies. TECH 2018 aims at drawing a blueprint for harnessing pedagogical possibilities opened up by digital technologies, in order to contribute to enabling a revolutionary shift in education from individual content acquisition to collaborative intelligence.
TECH 2018 will focus on delving into the role of games and digital learning technologies in enabling a shift from “transmissive pedagogies” to “transformative pedagogies” to create more peaceful and sustainable societies.
Transformative Gaming and Digital Learning Pedagogies for SEL
Recent research is increasingly demonstrating what supporters of socio-emotional learning (SEL) — have long advocated, namely that students need to be “socially aware” and “emotionally-connected” in order to learn and for societies to flourish. In recent years, it has been demonstrated that SEL skills such as empathy, mindfulness and compassion can be explicitly taught and learned through innovative technologies.Read more
Beyond Four Walls of the Classroom
Rather than embracing whatever that is digital, participants are invited to explore how gaming and digital learning technologies can overcome constraints imposed by highly institutionalised features of modern schooling, including assessment of learning as memory of textbook knowledge.Read more
Transformative Gaming and Digital Learning Pedagogies for STEM+
Participants are invited to discuss and deliberate questions such as what do transformative digital pedagogies for STEM+ subjects look like?.Read more
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Education
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has caught the imagination of the world and has been gaining popularity in the business sector. To date, the use of AI in education has been limited and at times contested, with most of the arguments against it centred around how it will make teachers redundant and learning more automated than its present form.Read more
The Institutional Framework for Application of Digital Technologies in Education
Towards Surveillance or Collaborative Intelligence?Read more
International Advisory Board
The IAB oversees the TECH 2018, providing guidance on the content and curation of the Conference.
Sri Aditya Nath Das
Special Chief Secretary to Government, Department of School and Higher Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh Read more
Vera El Khoury Lacoeuilhe
Diplomat Read more
Executive Chairman - Kunskapsskolan Education AB Read more
Scientific Advisory Board
The Scientific Advisory Board comprises of a group of specialists in the fields of education and technology from across the globe.Read more
Discover the city Check it out
Here's a tentative schedule of TECH 2018 and pre-workshops happening at TECH 2018.Read more