WISE hosts conference on reforms in education
June 21 2016 12:40 AM
José Antonio Marina, Stavros Yiannouka and Joe Hallgarten at the recent panel discussion in Madrid hosted by WISE.

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) recently hosted a panel discussion in Madrid to support global education reform leaders in finding the most effective ways to drive innovation in education systems.
The engagement promoted the recommendations of the WISE research report, ‘Creative Public Leadership: How School System Leaders Can Create the Conditions for System-wide Innovation.’
The report presents a roadmap for facilitating system-level change in education.  
Joe Hallgarten, a lead author of the report, described key findings about the creative public leadership needed to inspire, drive and achieve change at the systems level.  
Hallgarten, who is the director of Creative Learning and Development at the London-based ideas organisation Royal Society for the Arts, explained how he and his co-authors arrived at the nine first steps required for re-orienting public system innovation.  
He said he is “quite optimistic” about education in Spain as it represents a great opportunity.
José Antonio Marina, who is among Spain’s leading voices on education reform, shared his views on fostering education leadership towards creating positive conditions for innovation in Spain. He discussed ways that some of them could be implemented, saying “the key findings of this WISE research are very relevant for the current education situation in Spain.”
The engagement took place at El Sal?n de Embajadores at the prestigious Casa de América in central Madrid, and was chaired and moderated by Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE.  
An initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, the gathering took place alongside the WISE Learners’ Voice residential session, also in Madrid.

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