Education is the lifeline to which humanity grabs on transcendent issues that affect its future and development. Technology is an opportunity and also a challenge to get the most out of training, from initial academic levels to the highest level of training. World experts in education will address these issues in the Enlighted event, which takes place from this Wednesday until Friday at La Nave de Madrid.
The days of debate, which will open the Minister of Economy, Nadia Calviño, will be held for three days and will have some references from the world of educational innovation and technology as Ken Robinson, adviser to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and more than a dozen governments; Jonathan Zittrain, founder of the Berkman Klein Internet Center at Harvard University; Duncan Wardle, former vice president of innovation at Disney or John Ridding, CEO of the Financial Times.
It will also bring together teachers who have revolutionized teaching techniques, such as Barba Oakley or David Calle; hackers and data managers, such as Chema Alonso; personalities that have enriched technological development, such as David Cuartelles, co-founder of Arduino, and experts in creativity and innovation, such as chef Ferrán Adrià or Bernhard Niesner, co-founder of the Busuu language platform.
The meeting, promoted by Fundación Telefónica, IE University and South Summit, is part of the events organized by this platform to connect investors with innovative ideas. Professionals from the three entities will also participate in the event, which has the collaboration of EL PAÍS.
The general director of the Telefónica Foundation, José María Sanz Magallón, considers "fundamental for the development of our societies" to generate a participatory and prolonged debate around education in the digital era. "The objective is to explore and take advantage of the opportunities that technology offers to education", they argue defending the search as indispensable in a reality as disruptive as the current one.
The first day of Enlighted focuses on the digital adaptation of workers, one of the main concerns of companies. The experts will share their experiences and present innovative models. Thursday will be focused on innovation within the University and Vocational Training, delving into the possibilities offered by Artificial Intelligence. The last day, children's and primary education take center stage. The professionals will delve into how technology can multiply learning, addressing from the development of creativity, to the personalization of teaching.
Each day is aimed at a specific audience, but the whole event is designed for anyone interested in education and continuing education. "We no longer understand education as a stage that we carry out until 20 or 25 years, but it continues to develop later," he emphasizes. Sanz Magallón. Remember that education not only affects those who work directly in the sector, but any professional, because on average a person has to reinvent himself up to seven times in his working life.