CODE: UH1
DR. ULCCA JOSHI HANSEN
The Future of Smart (Singapore Premiere)

In this talk I discuss the future of “Smart”, the idea of shifting schools away from questioning whether kids are smart to helping them discover how they are smart. This talk focuses on the difference between the “school-centered” approach to learning that lies at the heart of the “industrial model” of education, and a learner- centered model that recognizes the purpose of education as being about creating whole human beings, and about embracing and actualizing the unique potential of every person. 

The talk will discuss design elements of transformed schools that represent the future of smart, as well as the unique competencies of adults who can successfully work within these models.