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Within the UK, there has been a lot of reform in the last few years, including improvements to GCSE grading, increases in higher education tuition, and the launch of the apprenticeship levy. Cultural models that … Read More
Within the UK, there has been a lot of reform in the last few years, including improvements to GCSE grading, increases in higher education tuition, and the launch of the apprenticeship levy. Cultural models that are becoming more diverse have new options, while geographical gaps in educational levels and curricula continue to widen. Educators, teachers, and employers must be entirely mindful of the ever-changing educational environment. We’ve collated an impressive list of the top education speakers to share with you today.
– Former Prime Minister of Finland
Alexander Stubb has served as Finland’s Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade Minister, and Europe Minister. He served in the European Parliament from 2004 to 2008, in the national government from 2008 to 2016, and as Chairman of the National Coalition Party from 2014 to 2016. From 2017 to 2020, Alexander Stubb was Vice-President of the European Investment Bank.
Stubb has a career in academia as well as civil service. He has written 16 novels, 11 of which are about the European Union. He received his bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a PhD. He was on the staff of European Commission President Romano Prodi and acted as an expert adviser for the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Helsinki and Brussels.
His areas of specialization include European and International Affairs, Foreign and Security Policy, the Euro, and the Global Economy. He chaired the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development, which supports national and international sustainable development goals and encourages society’s contribution to sustainable development.
Aside from politics, Alexander Stubb is deeply committed to “Mind, Body, and Happiness.” He claims that the inextricable relation between the three can affect our way of life.
Stubb is a member of the 12-member World Happiness Council convened by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, Mr Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
– Independent Educational Researcher
Sugata Mitra is an educational theorist and a computer scientist from India. He is widely known for his “Hole in the Wall” experiment, commonly cited in literacy and academic works. Sugata is an emeritus professor at Rajasthan’s NIIT University. After 13 years as a Professor of Educational Speakers Technology at Newcastle University in England, where he earned a PhD in theoretical physics, he retired in 2019. In 2003, he received the prestigious Dewang Mehta
Award for Innovation in Information Technology from the Government of India. In 2013, he received the $1 million TED Prize, among many other honours.
Several years before the Internet, he was one of the first people in the world to invent Voluntary Perception Recording and a hyperlinked computing environment.
Professor Mitra’s publications and work have helped train and develop millions of young Indians, including some of the world’s poorest children. Sugata Mitra’s work has only a speculative impact on people’s lives and the economies of countries.