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June 21, 2016

WISE Hosts Panel On Education System Reform

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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.
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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.

Mr. 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. Mr. Approximately 60 doctors from clinics across Qatar and 41 visiting from Pakistan heard the latest advice on how to diagnose and manage diabetes at the International Diabetes Excellence Academy (IDEA) conference, hosted by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).

Hallgarten, who is Director of Creative Learning and Development at London-based ideas organization Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), 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.

The engagement took place at El Salón de Embajadores at the prestigious Casa de América in central Madrid, and was chaired and moderated by Mr. Stavros Yiannouka, CEO of WISE.An initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), the gathering took place in parallel with the WISE Learners' Voice residential session, also in Madrid.
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