CGS Educational Conference 2018

A unique educational event, Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall

Rethinking pedagogy is as crucial as identifying the new competencies that today’s learners need to develop.

Redefining the role of the educator and redesigning the learning process constitutes a revolution, which is currently underway globally and goes beyond the boundaries of the school environment.

Modern educational approaches combined with the dynamic penetration of Neuroscience in the field of learning design pave the way for a new era in the personal and professional growth of all learners and working individuals.

The ability to adapt to the ever-changing and demanding living and working conditions, critical thinking, creativity, resilience, empathy and the effective self-management of wit are life skills indispensable to all independent thinkers and active citizens.

The CGS Educational Conference aims to explore new trends in pedagogies and learning environments that contribute to the development and mastery of competencies and skills, and advance the quality of learning. Thus, it aims to inspire not only educators, but also professionals in other sectors to start thinking outside the box with respect to personal development at every age, both within and outside the classroom (Rethink Education).

Leading professors from Harvard University and the University of Montreal Saint-Saveur in Quebec have been invited to inspire, teach and exchange views with Greek educators, psychologists, developmental skills consultants, directors of human resources departments, corporate executives, existing and aspiring leaders as well as parents. Participants will familiarize themselves with new methodologies regarding children and adult learning so as to be able to encourage and transfer these practices in educational or other professional environments.

This innovative educational conference will take place on Saturday 21 April 2018. We will be honored by the presence of the following professors, who have been invited to share their expertise and teaching experience:

  • Howard Earl Gardner, The John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Senior Director, Harvard Project Zero
  • Robert Kegan, The William and Miriam Meehan Research Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Eric Lauzon, Université de Montréal Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, The Art of Learning International
  • Katherine K. Merseth, Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

The CGS Educational Conference is organized by CGS, which boasts more than 40 years of experience in education and has been a member of the global family of the International Baccalaureate (IB) for over 20 years. The school’s vision and mission statement along with the educational philosophy of the IB programmes implemented in all school divisions (IB Continuum), offer a competitive advantage to its students who are able to combine their studies in a Greek school with exceptionally high international academic standards. CGS stands out for prioritizing innovative educational practices through collaboration with various teaching organizations and institutions in Greece and abroad. The importance CGS attaches to research and the on-going professional development of its staff sets it apart as a model school, which embraces modern teaching methods and looks ahead to how the future may be supported by education.

The conference features keynote speeches, closed seminars and training workshops. The working language of this conference is English but simultaneous translation in Greek will be provided at plenary sessions.

All participants will receive a “Certificate of Attendance”.

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