THEME: Educational Reforms and Technological Advancement: Enhancing Teacher Education, Training and Competence-based Learning
Conference Dates: 4TH – 5TH OCTOBER, 2018
Preamble and Objective
The reality of a market-oriented world economy that is characterised by technological development has motivated national initiatives that aim at creating educational environments that are supportive of not only competency-based curriculum but also entail continued teacher capacity development. National governments therefore find it necessary to engage in educational reforms focussing of the curriculum form and content as well as modes of delivery with the aim of steering interventions in response to national needs within global contexts. Through government investments as well as public-private partnerships, educational reforms aim at enhancing human well-being and sustaining the world through an education that empowers citizens to embrace judicious use and protection of natural resources. As a result of this joint vision, education remains a priority on the development agenda for every nation. Hence, the key objective of this year’s conference is to share insights emanating from both educational research and other discipline studies that inform investments in the education of children, youth and adults in response to the increasingly changing demands of a world where technology is the driver of development.