100 experts discussing new models of education based on emerging digital trends

Tercentenary in Cataloni:s

Alexandra Okada, Friday 15 August 2014

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the events of  11th of September 1714 in the history of  Catalonia, which represents the people's struggle for freedom. The FIET 2014 is one of these initiatives for celebrating the Tercentenary. Its aim is “to showcase the best Catalan practices in the fields of Education, Culture and Technology and discuss with  world-renowned specialists  with the intention to generate future environments in these areas”.

The  FIET network organised by Dr. Mercè Gisbert Cervera, head of the Applied Research Group in Education and Technology at Universitat Rovira i Virgili comprised  more than 100 international experts across the world, who were invited to discuss new models of education based on emerging digital trends in Catalonia. This international meeting, held at the Seminari Pontifici in Tarragona, was organised through eleven thematic groups: 1.     Education Policy 2.     New models of knowledge construction 3.     Key skills 4.     Learning Environments 5.     Teacher Training 6.     Science Technology and Innovation 7.     Technology, Education and Culture 8.     Smart cities 9.     Ethics and Technology 10.  Social inclusion and cohesion 11.  Social Networks and citizen participation

Larry Johnson ( New Media Consortium), Cristina Yáñez Aldecoa (the University of Andorra) and Alexandra Okada ( The Open University – UK) were invited as international experts to discuss Technology, Education and Culture, group seven coordinated by Ramon Palau Martin (Universitat Rovira i Virgili).