The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jim Hoot, President of ACEI, and Dr. Karen Liu, Past President of ACEI, both attended the second World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar.
WISE is a global collaborative initiative established by Qatar Foundation under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned. The WISE mission is to address the urgent challenges and powerful economic, demographic, and technological pressures facing 21st-century education.
The annual WISE Summit brings together eminent decision-makers and thought-leaders from multiple sectors to generate dialogue, seek innovative solutions, raise awareness of the importance of learning, and inspire actions that will make a real difference to the lives of people across the globe. WISE is a year-round platform and forum for the sharing of experience and best practices.
Generating clear outcomes is a priority for WISE and this has informed the choice of sub-themes for the Summit:
- “Improving Education Systems” looks at how existing structures and systems in education can be continuously enhanced.
- “Exploring Innovative Trends” highlights the search for entirely new ways of thinking, skill sets, and delivery methods that modern-day education requires.
- An additional Plenary Session on “Funding Education” acknowledges the fact that the Summit is convening at a time of prevailing global economic downturn.
Outlining his aspirations for WISE 2010, H.E Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman of WISE, commented: “My wish is that at the end of this Summit, you will go home having connected with an international community, having shared your concerns and views, and having been inspired by other participants – all of which will help empower you to achieve new things in your own local environment.”
To learn more about WISE and this year’s summit go to: www.wise-qatar.org
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