Johannes Bittel

Who is the teacher in the 21st century?
WikiStage ESCP Europe 5
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    When you think about the future of education or the future of learning, there's one question that I think really matters and that is really important - 'Who's the teacher?' Because 'Who's the teacher' ultimately is a decisive factor in what we learn and how we learn. And when I’m talking about teacher I’m not referring to just a school teachers, but in larger sense of the term – ’Who is the person that we learn from?’.

    As you can see, I’m an artist. No, I’m not, but I’m very proud of the drawing. To illustrate a short history of the evolution of sharing knowledge: It all starts with cave men around the fireplace sharing their stories about the best hunting ground. Fast forward: Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press, so you don’t have this one-to-one sharing, but one-to-many, where one author can have many readers, thanks to new technology. Then, Jimmy Wales brings us Wikipedia and with the Internet, we now know that it is possible to not only have one-to-one or one-to-many sharing model, but many-to-many model of sharing knowledge: many contributors writing an article, many people reading it. And, YouTube was invented, and since then, humanity watches cat videos.

    Well, there are not only cat videos, there are educational videos out there. There are platforms such as Coursera edX and MOOC University courses that you can watch online and there are great websites for educational videos such as KhanAcademy or TED Talks. Well, what all these projects that I’ve just showed you on the slide have in common is that they still embrace the old educational model of one-to-many or few-to-many, so you still have this elitist club or few teachers from great universities (e.g. Harvard) or these celebrities at TED who share their knowledge or spread their ideas to the rest of the world. What I think is where we're going towards is the same trend as what happened to books to Wikipedia, to pass on from one-to-many to many-to-many model. And this also in the case of educational videos.

    So, you might say: ’There is YouTube’. Let me ask you a question: ’Who of you has created a YouTube video?’ Please rise your hand. Ok, so there are some hands in the room. Now, think about that last YouTube video that you made. ’What was it?’ ’Was the main purpose of that video entertainment? Did you for example filmed you cat or a holiday video or was it a party video? Or was the main purpose of this video education? Did you pass on a message? Did you share an idea? Did you help somebody to learn with this video? Whose YouTube video was rather entertainment? Please rise your hand. Ok, almost the same. And whose video was education? Ok. I would say that there is a majority of entertainment in this room and that is reflected when you go to YouTube website.

    My point is: YouTube is a collaborative video platform but it is not an educational video platform. You cannot be sure that the content that you find is good quality and you certainly can't be sure that you won't be distracted. What I think that we need is a collaborative video learning platform. In a world where people share super cat jump fail and upload Charlie bit my finger videos, how can we get to a place where people actually share what matters with videos.

    I believe that there is a great place where this is already happening and that is conferences. Conferences such as this one. There are conferences happening all around the world. People are on stage and they are sharing their knowledge with others. This is the map of WikiStage conferences at the moment. We have seen that many people such as volunteers that organized this conference here today are giving a voice, are giving a platform to remarkable people around them and give more speakers the stage. If we can leverage the power of a video where a speaker in the room doesn't only share his knowledge with the people he has in front of him but thanks to the cameras we have in this room shares it with the world on this collaborative learning video platform, we can create the content for such a collaborative video library.

    Who is the teacher in the 21st century? We all are. And the idea that you can have a powerful voice is a very powerful one, that's big, because I believe that not only do we have the right to freedom of speech -„Liberté d’expression“, we were all standing at the Place de la République in January fighting for the freedom of expression- I believe that we also have an obligation to share and to contribute to the debates that are happening in our society. You might say: ‘But I have nothing new to add, all the knowledge is already out there’. I would disagree. You have unique experiences and ideas and you have a unique perspective on things that is not already out there. And it's not just about what is being shared but also about who says it and how. So, tonight I would like to encourage you to think of yourself not just as a consumers of knowledge, but as the creators, as the authors of your unique peace of knowledge. So, let’s all together create a truly democratic society in which we all share what matters. 


Diane Taieb

Does school really bring out the best of the next generations?
WikiStage ESCP Europe 5
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    "There are multiple forms of intelligence. Our educational system only focuses on 2 forms of intelligence: linguistic and mathematical. Doing this, we are being deprived of great talents for our society. So why do we do that?"

    "But aren't we missing a lot with these standards? These good students who fit in the mould, who enter these standards, are we really bringing out the best of them? Are we really giving them the opportunity to go out of the standards and to understand who they really are inside and what they want to do with their life? And for the students who don't fit in the mould, just because it's not their form of intelligence, are we not being deprived of many talents that could have brought a lot for our society?"

    "What if school had the objective to just see what we want to do in this world with our own hands? What if school had the objective to help us and help everyone of us to know who we really are, what we want to do with our life, what we are good at, and what we want to fulfill in our life?"

    "So we can't try to learn if we can't consider the body. And this is very important for the education of tomorrow."


Alexandra Ivanovitch

Comment créer des écosystèmes d'apprentissage?
WikiStage SoScience 1
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    "Si on veut vraiment veiller à ce que l'école d'aujourd'hui ne soit pas une usine à fabrication industrielle des poètes, des chômeurs, il fait effectivement se poser une question de savoir quelles sont les compétences du 21ème siècle."

    "La machine pour l'instant ne peut pas se reprogrammer, elle exécute un programme (...). Donc ce qu'il faut c'est pas seulement former des élèves à fournir de bonnes réponses mais surtout essayer de les engager à formuler des questions pertinentes, voir à questionner des questions et à censer de se reprogrammer."


Sylvain Hatesse

Comment accélérer la prise de conscience écologique par le jeu?
WikiStage La Ruche
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    "On ne va pas pouvoir changer la société si on n'a pas un nouveau modèle éducatif"

    "Pourquoi le jeu? Ce n'est pas le propre de l'Homme. De nombreux animaux apprennent par le jeu, c'est le cas de la majorité des mammifères, ils apprennent en jouant, c'est donc une solution finalement universelle et on pourrait dire naturelle que d'apprendre en jouant".

    "C'est sur la base de ce constat, que l'idée m'est venue, en 2007, de créer un nouveau jeu. On a vu qu'un jeu est un marqueur de son temps, donc il serait peut être temps de passer du "Monopoly" au "Pluripoly", de "Richesses du monde" à "Limites du monde" et de "Mille Bornes" à "Moins de Bornes".

    "On va essayer de permettre qu'enfin les gens se réapproprié le fait que le "jeu" est connecté au "nous".


Comment permettre aux jeunes d'être autonomes et épanouis?
WikiStage La Ruche
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    "Quelles certitudes ont les jeunes aujourd'hui quant à leur avenir professionnel ? On a réfléchit pour vous, et on s'est rendu compte qu'il n'y avait qu'une certitude : que c'était incertain"

    "Face à ce constat on s'est dit : Quel est le bagage technique, de quoi a besoin un jeune pour être durablement autonome et épanoui dans sa vie professionnelle? On a répondu à cette question par trois principes actifs : La connaissance de soi, La confiance en soi et les compétences transverses"

    "Apprendre en faisant, apprendre en équipe et apprendre à son rythme à travers le numérique"

Abdeljalil Arif

What would be a world without youth?
WikiStage Algiers
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    "My talk today mainly aims to bring to people's minds the necessity of developing Youth's competencies but also their knowledge of the role placed on their shoulders to replenish the shortcomings and daily needs in different areas in society."

    "The future's state will be an image of today's Youth, in which everyone is interested."

    "The word Youth has two meanings; the first one is related to the age period, the second meaning defines Youth as an individual's state of mind and their way of thinking notwithstanding their age."

    "In order to benefactor society, two important traits have to be present in someone's character to attain intellectual richness and optimal productivity, the first one is youth and the second one is mentality, these two qualities are the keys to instill Youth's spirit in any individual."

    "There will be a lot of obstacles and problems during the execution of a project but these problems will draw your path to success."


    "حديثي اليوم يسعى أساساً الى تفطين عقول الناس تفطين عقول العامة حول ضرورة تنمية قدرات الشباب في مجتمعهم و كذا التطوير من كفاءاتهم و من جهة اخرى معرفة الشباب بالدور الملقى على عاتقهم لسد النقائص و الاحتياجات في مختلف المجالات اليومية للمجتمع"

    "بالضرورة حال المستقبل يعكسها حال شباب اليوم الذي امسى الكل يتكلم عنه"

    "معنى تعريف كلمة الشباب ينقسم الى مفهومين، المفهوم الاول الا و هو متعلق بالفئة العمرية... اما المفهوم الثاني فهو متعلق بعقلية الشخص اي نمط تفكير الشخص بغض النظر عن فئته العمرية"

    "يجب على الشباب لكي يحقق فائدة في المجتمع، يجب أن يكون لديه عنصرين مجتمعين معاً، عندنا العنصر الأول الا و هو اليفاعة و عندنا العنصر الثاني الا و هو العقلية، يجب أن يكونا مجتمعين معاً لبعث روح الشباب لدى الفرد التي بدونها لا يمكن لأي شاب أن يرتقي الى مرحلة الخصوبة الفكرية ولا ذروة العطاء و الإنتاج"

    "ستجد العديد من العقبات و المشاكل التي ستواجهك خلال تجسيدك للمشروع و لكن هذه العقبات هي التي ستساعدك في رسم طريقك للنجاح"

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Anne Lesquibe

Comment lutter contre le décrochage scolaire?
WikiStage Paris Asso 1
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    "Je me suis redue compte que moi même je me suis beaucoup ennuyée à l'école, et je ne suis pas la seule".

    "Et si le cirque permettait aux élèves de comprendre les vecteurs? Et si le Hip-Hop déclenchait des passions pour la lecture? Et si le théâtre nous réconciliait avec les sciences naturelles? Et si le spectacle vivant permettait aux élèves, à tous les élèves, d'aimer l'école, tout simplement?"

    "Savez vous combien d'élèves sont en décrochage scolaire chaque année ? 150 000 ! C'est la population d'une ville comme Dijon qui s'ennuie à l'école".

    "Avec ce spectacle il est très facile pour un élève de 3ème, d'appréhender les vecteurs en mathématiques, la gravitation en physique. En Français, il pourra produire une critique et pourquoi pas en Anglais et en musique apprendre la sublime chanson de Franck Sinatra "My way" qui est interprétée pendant le spectacle".

    "Avec cette proposition les enseignants vont pouvoir enseigner ensemble, et ce mot, si à la mode, d'interdisciplinarité, prend ici tout son sens, concrètement".

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Judit Llavina

Empower every student!
WikiStage ESCP Europe - Madrid 1
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    "At the end the answer was so simple abut alarming at the same time. No one in her life have told her : I believe in you or You can do it, Go ahead, you will succeed!"

    "Almost 50% of youth unemployment"

    "From this moment I decided and started to teach students in a different way, I didn't teach them about Maths, I taught them How to solve any single problem by having a high self-esteem by being confident and by applying it."

    "First of all; we need to stop thinking about the role of the teacher, that was 50years ago"

    "We cannot be a single teacher in front of a group of students : We need to be a guide or a mentor in front of individuals with different needs and different objectives in life".

Maria Acaso

rEDUvolution! Question the HOW?
WikiStage ESCP Europe - Madrid 1
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    Maria Acaso's talk on revolutionizing the education system, given at WikiStage ESCP event in Madrid.

Vincent Uriarte

Engage through technology in Education?
WikiStage ESCP Europe - Madrid 1
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    Vincent Uriarte's talk on using modern technology to revolutionize the education system, given at WikiStage ESCP event in Madrid.