EduWeek 2018 Programme

 

1

DAY ONE

 

08.30

Registration Opens

 

09.30

Exhibition Opens

 

10:00 – 10.20

MAIN STAGE

Official Opening – Department of Basic Education

10.20 – 10:50

 

Plenary Keynote:

 

Digital Transformation in Education

 

·        Why it is important to be commercially sustainable

·        Sustainability can also be achieved through efficacy; internal and external approaches M&E

·        How good ed tech solutions and effective implementation can be transformational in rural Africa

 

Speaker: Justin Reilly, CEO,

MWABU

 

10:50

11:30

MAIN STAGE 

 

Keynote Address

 

4th Industrial Revolution and how this will impact the landscape of Africa’s education to meet the demands of the future job market

 

Chairperson:

 

Dr Nhlanhla Thwala, Academic Director, Pearson Institute

 

Speakers:

 

Genevieve Mannel, Head of Business Intelligence, The Foschini Group

Cindy Ross, Director, Jala-Peo Foundation

Kenneth Kayser, Vice-President, Open Innovation

Lillian Barnard, Public Sector Lead, Microsoft South Africa

 

11:30

11:45

Where the “virtual” are you?

 

Up to now, access to virtual reality content for education was very limited. We want to use this opportunity to explore whether virtual reality is the "new" tool for out of this world learning pedagogy and what the possibility of it becoming mainstream are. Join us as we focus on Virtual reality as a tool for teaching and learning experiences.

 

Susanna Ackermann, Education Manager, Veative, South Africa

 

Session Times

Track 1 – Early Childhood Development

 

 

Track 2 - Basic Education

Track 3 – TVET & Higher Education

Track 4 – Inclusive Education

 

12:15

-

12.45

THEATRE 1

 

Incorporating play-based learning into mainstream learning to enrich cognitive and literacy skills within foundation phase learners

 

Speaker:

 

Rujeko Moyo, Initiatives Lead, Care for Education South Africa

 

MAIN STAGE 

 

 “Education: The Day After Tomorrow.”

 

The Fourth industrial revolution is evolving exponentially and not linearly. Likewise, it is disrupting almost every industry.

The Fourth Industrial revolution provides the breadth and depth of these changes, the transformation of the entire system of production, management and governance. New ways in which technology is embedded within society and even the human body.

 

In his keynote, Vusi will answer the questions around the role of technology in the death of capitalism.

 

Speaker: Vusi Thembekwayo, CEO & Founder, MyGrowthFund & IC Knowledge Bureau

 

THEATRE 2

 

What is the influence of technology on future learning landscape?

 

Roundtable One: MOOCS + open source


Speaker: Dr. Rita Niemann, Professor, Impaq

&

Eloise Nolte, Executive Head of Innovation Consulting Group, Impaq

 

Roundtable Two: Distance learning

 

Speaker: Shaun Swartz, CEO, Strive Software International South Africa

 

Roundtable Three: The Role of Alumni Associations

 

Speaker: Felix Kwabena Donkor, President, Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni

South Africa

 

EXHIBITION FLOOR

 

Live & interactive activations to be held with:

 

Edit Microsystems

Stand# D13

 

 

12:45

13:00

 

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

 

13:15

13.45

EXHIBITION FLOOR

 

Live & interactive activations to be held with:

 

Pearson South Africa

Stand# D17

 

Edit Microsystems

Stand# D13

THEATRE 2

 

Teaching methodologies & pedagogy? 

 

Roundtable One: Blended learning

 

Speaker: Arieallah Rosenberg, CEO, ORT South Africa

 

Roundtable Two: STEAM & content mastery through participatory approach

 

Speaker: Karen Walstra, Educational Consultant, Karen Walstra Consulting 

 

Roundtable Three: Progressive pedagogy for global competencies


Speaker: Amanda Blankfield-Koseff, Founder and CEO of Empowervate Trust which powers The Youth Citizens Action Programme

 

MAIN STAGE 

 

Industry 4.0:

 

Technology trends in ever shorter cycles are leading to greater complexity in increasingly networked industrial environments. Teachers and trainers need to plan and layout their learning environments flexibly.

 

Speaker:

 

Dr Nader Imani, Executive Vice-President Global Education, FESTO

 

THEATRE 1

 

Neuro-education to create synergies for optimal human development in a blended learning environment.

 

Speaker:

 

Dr. Marlena Kruger, CEO & Founder, MindUnique Education Pty (Ltd)

13:45

14:00

 

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

14.15

14.45

THEATRE 1

 

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

 

Translating Quality Physical Education into grassroots, impactful programmes.

 

Speaker:

 

Dr. Claire M Nicholson, Director & Expert Advisor, Moving Matters

MAIN STAGE

 

STEAMing Ahead

 

In an age of STEAM, History and critical thinking are crucial to develop critical thinking, global citizenship and tolerance, and avoid populism and xenophobia.

 

Speaker:

 

Marj Brown, HOD: Senior School History, Roedean School  & Top 10 Finalist of Global Teacher Prize

 

THEATRE 2

 

Beyond education towards a learning Eco-system

 

Be inspired to play your role in the digital education journey and relieved to know there is a One Stop Shop for all things related to education and learning.

 

Speaker:

 

Amasi Mwela, CEO, Fundi

 

EXHIBITION FLOOR

 

Live & interactive activations to be held with:

 

Edit Microsystems

Stand# D13

 

 

14:45

15:00

 

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

 

15.15

15.45

THEATRE 2

 

National Integrated Early Childhood Development Policy – How is this impacting the sector and resulting in a positive change?

 

Speaker:

 

Ms Mari-Louise Samuels, Director Early Childhood Development, Department of Basic Education

EXHIBITION FLOOR

 

Live & interactive activations to be held with:

 

Pearson Southern Africa

Stand# D17

 

Clevertouch

Stand# D11

 

Parrot Products

Stand# D9

 

Veative

Stand#

 

Vivlia Publishers

Stand# D16

 

Fundi

Stand# C4

MAIN STAGE

 

What does modern higher education entail and how is it shaping the future of Higher Education?

 

Speakers:

 

Barbara Mallinson, CEO, Obami

 

THEATRE 1

 

Accessibility for ALL using technology and distance learning: How to use your smartphone or computer to engage with learners of all abilities.

 

Speaker:

 

Zoe Michaelides, Occupational Therapist, Edit Microsystems

 TBC

15:45

16:00

 

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

 

16.15

16.45

THEATRE 2

 

Why we need a radical transformation in implementing quality Early Child Development (ECD) in South Africa

 

Speaker:

 

Robyn Wienand, Founder, Pre-Schools 4 Africa

THEATRE 1

 

Forum Discussion: School improvement: a different approach

 

Speakers:

 

Arista Bouwer, National Chairperson, South African Occupational Social Workers’ Association  and Consultant for the Institute for Balanced Living

 

Jenny Dry, Director, Institute for Balanced Living

EXHIBITION FLOOR

 

Live & interactive activations to be held with:

 

FESTO

Stand# C8A

 

Labtech

Stand# C8B

 

Christiani

Stand# D12B

 

Veative

Stand# E12A

 

Pearson South Africa

Stand# D17

 

Cambridge University Press

Stand# D14

MAIN STAGE 

 

Disability – The new learning commodity

 

Speaker:

 

Ronel Roux, Owner, Black Swan Development Group

16:45

17:00

 

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

 

 

17:00

19:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAIN STAGE 

 

 

EDUWEEK NETWORKING &

AWARD CEREMONY

 

-Dene Botha & Candice Modiselle

 

 

2

DAY TWO

 

 

08.00

Registrations Open

 

 

09.30

Exhibition Opens

 

 

10.30 – 11.15

MAIN STAGE 

 

Keynote Address

 

Transforming every public school in Africa into a Centre of Excellence.

 

       Unpacking the issues caused by schools for district offices and vice versa

       How to reinvent every district office and every school in your country into a centre of excellence within 4 years.

       Highlighting the successes the BCF International Education District Centre of Excellence Programme has enjoyed

Speaker:

 

Alan Whitaker, CEO, Billion Child Foundation

Session Times

Track 1 – Early Childhood Development

 

 

Track 2 - Basic Education

Track 3 – TVET & Higher Education

Track 4 – Inclusive Education

 

11.30 – 12.00

THEATRE 1

 

Unpacking why owners of Early Childhood Development centres and teachers in public schools should present the Win-Win Parenting Skills Programme to parents in their local language

 

Speakers:

 

Alan Whitaker, CEO, Billion Child Foundation

 

 

 

 

THEATRE 2

 

Exploring transformative pedagogies of change within our classrooms

 

Roundtable One: Interactive Mathematics for Foundation Phase – A New Approach


Speaker: Lennox Tapera, Training Facilitator, Brainboosters

South Africa

 

 

Roundtable Two: Instructional design

 

Speaker: Lelanie Judeel, COO/Research Psychologist, Blue Rooster

 

Roundtable Three: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy


Speaker: Boitumelo Khunou, Masters Student at the University of the Witwatersrand

EXHIBITION FLOOR

 

Live & interactive activations to be held with:

 

FESTO

Stand# C8A

 

Labtech

Stand# C8B

 

Christiani

Stand# D12B

 

Veative

Stand# E12A

 

Pearson South Africa

Stand# D17

 

Cambridge University Press

Stand# D14

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAIN STAGE 

 

The evolution of the learning space

 

Speaker:

 

Jeanette Viljoen, Professional Development Manager, Think Ahead Education Solutions South Africa

 12:00 –

12:15

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

 

12.30

– 13.00

THEATRE 1

 

Improving the quality of care available to pre-school children in South Africa's disadvantaged areas.

 

Speaker:

 

Lindy Harris, Founder, Flying Children

EXHIBITION FLOOR

 

Live & interactive activations to be held with:

 

Pearson Southern Africa

Stand# D17

 

Clevertouch

Stand# D11

 

Parrot Products

Stand# D9

 

Veative

Stand#

 

Vivlia Publishers

Stand# D16

 

Fundi

Stand# C4

MAIN THEATRE

 

Industry 4.0  - The socio-economic Impact on African Economies

Africa has exponential economic growth potential.

 

As it looks to Industry 4.0, we review the socio-economic impact from a global perspective and for both positive and negative impacts.  We shall discuss both opportunities and displacements to the economy and workforce and explore what role education can possibly play in addressing these issues.

 

Speaker:

 

Dr Steve McKee, President, Labtech International

 

 

 

THEATRE 2

 

The use of audiobooks to improve literacy and reading levels in the classroom

 

Speaker: Shakira Akabor, PhD Candidate, University of the Witwatersrand School of Education

 

 

13:00 –

13:15

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

 

13.30

– 14:00

EXHIBITION FLOOR

 

Live & interactive activations to be held with:

 

Pearson South Africa

Stand# D17

 

Edit Microsystems

Stand# D13

 

MAIN STAGE 

 

In-service professional development of teachers; implications for improved classroom practice

 

Speakers:

 

Ajani Oluwatoyin Ayodele, Doctoral Student, University of Zululand

 

Fadia Williams, Director and EduCoach, McWilliams and Company Educational Services

 

Gizelle McIntyre, Head of CPT Business College, Chartered HR Professional:L&D

THEATRE 2

 

What is the right blend of skills that will equip students to thrive in tomorrow’s economy?

 

Speaker:

 

John Shangwa, Co-founder and CEO, Evolearn

 

Unity Ngomane, PR & Communications Officer, EvoLearn

 

Tinashe Shangwa, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, EvoLearn

 

 

THEATRE 1

 

AAC in the classroom:

Creating equal opportunities for individuals who use AAC in the 21st century classroom

 

Speaker:

 

Michelle van der Berg – Speech, Language & Hearing Therapist, Edit Microsystems

 

 

14:00 –

14:15

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

 

14.30 – 15.00

THEATRE 1

 

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

 

Speaker:

 

Tricia Jones, Facilitator, EQ Explore

MAIN STAGE

 

SA SAMS

 

Speaker:

 

Carinne Van Der Westhuizen, Department of Basic Education

THEATRE 2

 

Closing the gap between knowledge and understanding - a virtual experience

 

How do we position virtual reality in vocational training? Engaging immersive, virtual experiences has the ability to not only enrich the learning experience but also result in better understanding.

 

Speaker:

 

Susanna Ackermann, Education Manage, Veative, South Africa

 

EXHIBITION FLOOR

 

Live & interactive activations to be held with:

 

Edit Microsystems

Stand# D13

 

15:00 –

15:15

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

 

16:00

 

EVENT CLOSES

 

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