WELCOME

The Open Schools for Open Societies Conference 2017 will be held in Athens at the premises of Ellinogermnaiki Agogi between 20 and 21 of October 2017.

The aim of the conference is to introduce and discuss the notion of the “Open School”. A school that effectively introduces innovations in education is an engaging environment not only for the students and teachers. It re-designs learning to accommodate and include difference and brings together families, community groups, local businesses, experts, universities, and others into an innovation ecosystem. Our schools should be incubators of exploration and invention. They should be accelerators of innovation. They should promote Open Schooling. School leaders should set a vision for creating learning experiences that provide the right tools and supports for all learners to thrive. Teachers should be collaborators in learning, seeking new knowledge and constantly acquiring new skills alongside their students.

A holistic approach to innovation is needed.

It is important to foster collaboration between formal, non-formal and informal education providers, enterprises and civil society in order to integrate the concept of open schooling, including all educational levels, in science education.

"Open schooling" where schools, in cooperation with other stakeholders, become an agent of community well-being shall be promoted; families shall be encouraged to become real partners in school life and activities; professionals from enterprises and civil and wider society should actively be involved in bringing real-life projects to the classroom. Partnerships that foster expertise, networking, sharing and applying science and technology research findings across different enterprises (start-ups, SMEs, larger corporations) shall be promoted.

On Friday 20th October 2017, the pre-conference event "How to promote the development of self-regulated learning for primary school children?" will take place. The objecitves of this pre-conferece event are:

  • To familiarise teachers with Self Regulated Learning.
  • Provide hands-on experience with Self Regulated Learning teaching application.
  • To develop practical recommendations for integrating teaching of SRL in their classroom activities.