Opening Keynote Presentation


Learning and Assessments for the age of Artificial Intelligence: meeting the challenges of the 21st century

Technology is redefining what it means to succeed in life and work, and even what it means to be human. While most of the 21st century bears little resemblance to the 19th, learning models have yet to undergo the deep redesign necessary to become versatile, adaptable, and encompass all four dimensions of knowledge, skills, character, and meta-learning (aka “21st century skills” and social-emotional learning). The role of assessments is pivotal and they will play a transformative role: summative assessments can provide new “scorecards” to drive change at all education levels, from K-12 through to workforce development, while formative assessments will scaffold the learner in all their dimensions during lifelong learning. In this keynote session, Charles Fadel will help us all understand how together we can meet the challenges of the 21st century.

About Charles Fadel

Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and futurist, author and inventor, with several active affiliations. His work spans the continuum of Schools, Higher Education, and Workforce Development/Lifelong Learning. Through his 25-year high-tech career, he has witnessed firsthand the disruptive effects of exponential change, which gives him a unique perspective that he brings to the world of Education. 

Charles has been awarded seven patents on: video (3), social networking (2), web content (1), and communication (1) technologies. He has contributed to and has been featured by media such as National Public Radio (NPR), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the Huffington Post, eSchool News, Education Week, University Business, Technology & Learning, and many others.   

Charles consults very selectively with high-potential jurisdictions, schools, universities, corporations and foundations around the globe including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, and the United States, to name a few, and has contributed to education projects in more than thirty countries.

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