International Congress

Implementing 21st century ways of learning and schooling

12 May 2011, Roma

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10:00 - 10:30


10.30 - 10:45

Welcome and rationale for the conference

  • Giovanni Biondi
    Head of Department for planning, human and financial resources, Ministry of education, Italy
  • Stefania Fuscagni
    Non-executive Director (Commissario Straordinario) of Ansas/Indire

10:45 - 11:30

Panel 1: ICT to support innovative teaching/learning methods

  • The Gen Y project in Sint Lievenscollege (video)
    Ad-hoc teams composed of pupils of different ages and various talents do research about new learning technologies and develop attractive and interesting teaching methods based on their own needs and experiences.

Invited schools and participants:

  • Steven Ronsijn
    Sint Lievenscollege (Gent, Belgium)
    The Gen Y project
  • Bart Verswijvel
    Immaculata Instituut (Oostmalle, Belgium),
    The Teacher Aid Project, where students teach teachers how to use different technologies
  • Erich Broidl
    NÖ Mittelschule Langenlois (Langenlois Austria)
    ICT use in teaching and learning
  • Hermann Morgenbesser
    BG-BRG Klosterneuburg (Klosterneuburg, Austria),
    ICT use in teaching and learning mathematics, science and technology


Patricia Wastiau
Principal Adviser for Studies, European Schoolnet

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 12:45

Panel 2: ICT to support innovative ways to organise school time and space as well as personalised teaching

  • No classroom, no strict timetable at the Hellerup school (video)
    At Hellerup school, students are offered an innovative learning indoor environment, flexible timetables, learning strategies based on the learning style of each single child, and opportunities provided by the surrounding nature.

Invited schools and participants:

  • Anne Mette Kaae Petersen
    Hellerup school (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Xavier Garnier
    Lycée pilote innovant international de Poitiers (Poitiers, France)
    Personalised teaching and flexible time management in a digital environment
  • Ronald Schaefer
    Corlaer College (Nijkerk, The Netherlands)
    Team learning, less regular classrooms, more open work domains, close relationships with the local community ….in a digital learning environment


Patricia Wastiau
Principal Adviser for Studies, European Schoolnet

Video: A learning expedition to Corlaer College

12:45 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:30

Panel 3: ICT to support schools build closer relationships with families and the local community

Invited schools and participants:

  • Ana Cristina de Barros Garcia and Guida Lourenco de Almeida Alves
    Escola Secundária Domingos Sequeira (Lisbon, Portugal)
    A digitally equipped school developing close relationships with a polytechnic university, a research centre on youth, enterprises, parents associations, etc.
  • Peter Banks and Gael Jones
    Broadgreen International School (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
    A pioneer school in virtual learning platforms, reaching out and involving the community in every aspect of school life for the sake of inclusion.
  • Ricardo Alonso Liarte and Pedro Moreno Perez
    IES Salvador Victoria (Teruel, Spain)
    A school connected to the world and to its close environment.


Caroline Kearney
Education analyst, European Schoolnet

15:30 - 16:00

Concrete examples and experience of programmes, projects or school networks encouraging innovation at school level in other countries

  • Marc Durando
    Executive Director, European Schoolnet
    iTEC- Innovative technologies for an engaging classroom
  • Reinhold Hawle
    Head of Department for IT Systems for Education, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts & Culture
    ENIS-European network of innovative schools

16:00 - 16:15

Closing remarks

  • Rossella Schietroma
    Manager of the office for Planning Innovation Policies in Schools, E-learning and Web-cooperation in Education, Ministry of Education, Italy
How to arrive

Roma Eventi Conference Centre
Sala Fellini

Via Alibert, 5 (Piazza di Spagna)
00187 Roma

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