18.09.2019

Come2Graz - International Week 2019

Comenius Association Conference – 21st Century Skills


22. – 26. Oktober - We are happy to invite you to the Come2Graz - International Week 2019 in the framework of the annual Comenius Association Autumn Meeting at the University College of Teacher Education Styria in October 2019.

Comenius Association Autumn Meeting: Tuesday 22/10 - Thursday 24/10 (CA members only).
Comenius Association Conference – Education in the 21st Century: Thursday 24/10 - Friday 25/10.

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The conference addresses the topic Education in the 21st Century including the “Four Cs”: creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. Solving problems, alternative patterns of thinking, working together to achieve a goal, and being able to convey ideas and concepts are believed to be essential skills for modern learners as they will strengthen their ability to find their place professionally, personally and socially.

The Conference day will take place on Friday the 25th of September 2019 at Campus South, Ortweinplatz 1, 8010 Graz.

Prof. emer. Mag. Eva Werner, hon.prof., Rector emer. IMC FH Krems, Austria, will present her keynote “Educate locally - think and act globally - Internationalisation of the curriculum and competence development”.

More than ever before, students will be challenged by a dynamically changing environment and society. Thus, HEI have to prepare their students and future graduates for these challenges and changes, and focus on the development of what is known as skills for the future and global competence.. Educating for global competence means  „(….) preparing our students to participate fully in today’s and tomorrow’s world. …. (so that they) understand and act on issues of global significance (global citizenship)….“.(Jacobs, 2013, In: Learning Redefined for an Interconnected World).

The presentation will show how HEI can integrate international and intercultural elements into their curricula and thus foster the development of the so-called skills of the 21st century with their students.

Anna RURKA, President of the Conference of the INGOs of the Council of Europe will give the second keynote of the conference on "What education do we need to answer democratic challenges of XXI centuries? The Council of Europe standards":

The various crises are crossing Europe and for some risks to accelerate in the years to come - increasing inequalities, crisis of governance and representative democracy, increasing conflicts in many parts of the world, the degradation of Europe environment related to climate change - the standards proposed by the Council of Europe in the field of education design a plural model accompanied by tools and methodology. Participants will be invited to exchange on the essential gaps between the democratic values and the way that they are transmitted or not to the future generations in order to build a “living together”.

There will be 15 workshops, presentations, poster and research presentations.

Keynote and Workshops

Anmeldungen zur Keynote und den Workshops PHSt intern für Studierende und Lehrende: Mo., 07.10. bis Fr., 18.10.2019 über PH-Online „Come2Graz – International Week“ auf deiner/Ihrer persönlichen Visitenkarte.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Graz in October,
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