The aim of this conference is to share practices serving students from early years to further and higher education through the following streams:
1. Educational Leadership:
Educational leadership involves working with and guiding the talents and energies of educators, students, and parents towards achieving common aims. Looking at the role of educational leaders beyond management and administrative duties is key to developing integrative and collaborative learning environments.
2. Intervention Techniques for Learning Difficulties:
Effective intervention is the ideal approach for any student diagnosed with a learning difficulty (LD). Choosing the most current and efficient intervention methods is fundamental in helping students maximize their abilities.
3. The Science of Learning & Assessment Approaches:
The Science of Learning summarizes existing cognitive-science research on how students learn, and connects it to practical implications for teaching. Different assessment approaches are means to develop a deeper understanding of what students know, understand, and ultimately what they can do with their knowledge as a result of their educational experiences.
Technology can enhance learning and add value to the experience of learners through three main domains; (1) Efficiency in the form of cost, time, and sustainability; (2) Enhancement by improving existing processes and outcomes; and (3) Transformation as a radical and positive change in methods.
Watching young minds turn on to new ideas is what truly represents the real art of teaching. Educators face a constantly changing environment, one that is shaped by emerging trends. It is in this spirit that one should seek to encourage and train educators to implement diverse innovative techniques.
6. Social, Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties:
If you work with children and young people who exhibit challenging behavior, disaffection and disengagement within educational settings, it is paramount for your professional practice to develop an understanding of the nature of social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties (SEBD).
7. Accessibility and Independent Living:
People with disabilities are just as diverse as people without disabilities, and so are their needs for support. Accessibility means treating everyone the same, and giving them the same opportunities, no matter what their ability or circumstances are.