2020 Themes for Bett MEA


Introducing 6 new themes for Bett MEA 2020

Bett MEA provides an innovative platform for the education community.

After hearing from a diverse range of education stakeholders about their individual and shared challenges across the region, we have determined six new themes that will frame the conference sessions for Bett MEA 2020. Mapped from our global 2020 themes, these topics will ensure that every learner and educator can find the sessions relevant to their role and truly benefit from this year’s content programme.

E-Learning & Blended Learning

Education providers across the world are under pressure to deliver a remote learning provision that engages and connects learners, improves learning outcomes and meaningfully assesses performance. At Bett MEA we will review what successes have been found in this area and explore how educators can develop an effective approach to e-learning and blended learning.

Theme Objectives:

  • Create an agile, outcome-driven learning model that can effectively adapt to changes in the global economy, climate and environment
  • Improve approaches to distance learning and offline learning for areas which struggle to access education
  • Maintain engagement in the student population during remote learning by utilising personalised approaches to teaching and assessment

Leadership

One of the key focuses for schools and higher education leaders across the Middle East and Africa is ensuring their digital strategy allows for constant monitoring and evaluation. This involves the consistent and regular development of their staff as well as partnering with industries to enable students’ professional development. With an oversaturated market of education products and services, institution leaders must ensure that they are making savvy decisions when choosing where to put their money.

Theme Objectives:

  • Ensure an exceptional teacher CPD provision that builds digital literacy and resilience as well as developing subject knowledge
  • Benefit from a showcase of the leading-edge suppliers and gain the tools to effectively integrate technology into your institution
  • Harness the power of meaningful relationships within and between school communities, businesses, governments and authorities  

Innovation in Teaching & Learning

There is a growing need for evidence-based solutions to ensure that educators are successfully utilising EdTech to improve learning outcomes. For many educators this requires a willingness to embrace a culture of change, where they are required to rapidly adapt to new developments in education delivery. We’ll be exploring how you can best prepare your staff for upcoming changes and ensure that your institution is at the cutting edge.

Theme Objectives:

  • Explore best practice to ensure impact, efficacy and use of technology
  • Create a community of educators in order to exchange best practice techniques, make better use of existing hardware and software and grow peer-to-peer learning
  • Share solutions that are both pedagogically and evidence-led to enable children to learn in new and innovative ways

Wellbeing

Today’s children are more engaged with the online world than ever before, developing a greater bank of digital literacy skills than their parents and teachers. In order to make sure students are using the online world safely and effectively, both parents and teachers must be kept informed of the latest developments in online safeguarding and digital wellbeing.

Theme Objectives:

  • Develop a whole school approach to student wellbeing with a focus on cyberbullying and peer-to-peer support
  • Prioritise staff wellbeing and teacher retention by reducing workload and sharing best practice for resilience
  • Foster essential strategies such as digital citizenship, whole school safeguarding culture and understanding the uses of online software to help protect your school

Inclusion

Governments, industries and education providers have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring comprehensively inclusive education across the region, with a need to address disparities in connectivity and supporting infrastructure. There is also a growing momentum for education providers to advance the inclusion of SEND children (people of determination) both within the classroom and into the world of work.

Theme Objectives:

  • Explore the role assistive technologies play in the identification of learning needs and providing personalised learning for SEND students so that teachers can be confident in providing the right access and support systems
  • Improve student awareness of cultures outside their own through contextualised learning and sharing success stories across the global education community
  • Engage socially and economically disadvantaged groups in education through access to quality cross-phase education

Skills

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is driving millions of new jobs and opportunities, meaning that we have little visibility into students’ career projections. In response to this, many education providers are prioritising entrepreneurial learning and developing partnerships with industries at an earlier stage of education.

Theme Objectives:

  • Discover how you can leverage these partnerships to ensure that your students develop an aptitude for lifelong learning and resilience at Bett MEA
  • Ensure that all learners develop the future skills to drive sustainable development across the region
  • Prioritise entrepreneurial learning and develop partnerships with industries at an earlier stage of education in order to help students adapt to the ever-changing international job market
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