Dijana Pejic, director of the Genesis Project is participating in WISE 2017, World Innovation Summit for Education that takes place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of November in Doha, Qatar. The summit is being held under the theme “Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to Live and Work Together” and will bring together more than 2,000 creators of changes, innovators, decision-makers and influential experts to discuss the challenges of education and opportunities in times of significant political, economic and technological changes.
Thanks to the fact that the Genesis Project was in the final selection for the 2016 WISE Award in Innovation in Education, Qatar Foundation, which is the organizer and main donor of the WISE summit sent the invitation for participation.
In 2016, the Genesis Project was included among the 15 finalists from 13 countries, which were selected in the competition from around the world as the best examples of good practice in innovative approaches to education and fostering cooperation, for the WISE Education Award. The WISE Education Award, founded in 2010, is a worldwide recognition for an individual or team for outstanding contribution to any field of education.
Since its inception (2009), the WISE Summit brings together different active participants from education to explore and exchange ideas and cooperate in a creative action in education. At WISE, the teachers, decision makers, and influential experts from all areas of the public and private sector are meeting in a collegial environment to use their experience in addressing the educational development challenges. The WISE Summit has become an international multi-sectoral conference devoted to building the future of education through empowerment and partnership. It is a unique opportunity for all participants to engage in important debates on a variety of educational challenges in order to achieve the goal of a global community advocating to build the strong, successful and secure societies through education.
< Participants at WISE 2017 will explore and discover a wide array of topics that shape the future of teaching and learning, including artificial intelligence, the role of teachers, the benefits of social entrepreneurship, changing attitudes towards migrants, etc. The program of this year’s Summit will be divided into the following units:
• Learning to learn (new perspectives and practice in teaching and learning);
• Co-existing in a Changing World (developing skills, attitudes, and values that will shape tomorrow);
• Co-creating Knowledge Societies (transitioning from knowledge economies to knowledge societies).
“We hope that this participation in the summit will help us to learn and improve a lot in the field of education of children, teachers and parents through the educational activities and projects implemented in the schools across Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said Dijana Pejić. More information about the summit is available on the link: (http://www.wise-qatar.org/2017-summit-education-coexist-cocreate)