BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL CHANGE CULTURE TO MEET THE EVOLVING NEEDS OF 21ST-CENTURY CITIZENS
Our theme for 2019 was: Building a successful change culture to meet the evolving needs of 21st-century citizens. Building a change culture was identified as the biggest challenge by education leaders in the MEA region and providing students with the skills they require for the unknown future of the labour market was a major determinant for success.
The Bett team has conducted research with over 650 educators, leaders and individuals working across education in the MEA region and have established the main challenges that informed the 2-day conference programme at Bett MEA Leadership Summit and Expo 2019.
From a leadership perspective, the 3 most challenging aspects day to day are:
- Building a change culture
- Building and implementing strategy
- Using outdated methods of teaching
Trends that the industry are excited by:
- Online learning
- Virtual reality
- New models of education
- Personalised learning
Themes that represent the biggest challenges in the MEA region:
- Teacher development and training
- Educating students with the right skills for the labour market needs
- How to integrate between technology and pedagogy
Speaking about the research, Fergal Kilroy, Editor and Head of Content at Bett said “Seeing such a large response to the survey means we at Bett are confident we’ll be able to grow our 2019 event to better meet the evolving needs of the MEA education sector.”
He went on to say “The theme of building a change culture is emerging as THE global trend amongst the education community. So, sharing global stories and best practice on how to achieve change will be central to our event programme. Furthermore, we know we’ll be able to present these in a hands-on way which we can see our delegates and visitors highly value and will give them clear tangible takeaways to bring back to their institutions”.
SPEAKING AT BETT MEA
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