Dr. Robert Coven, Upper School history teacher, has been selected to be a team leader and presenter at the prestigious international symposium, Re-Designing Education to Shape a Better World, to be held in Florence, Italy, in late June 2019.
The 80 participants were chosen from among 400 invited to apply. Those selected come from 12 nations, and represent educational leaders in elementary, secondary, and higher education who serve in private, public and museum education. These experienced and innovative educators will engage with business and non-profit delegates who support educational initiatives to gain broader perspectives on ways education can engage students in authentic learning, through an effective, interdisciplinary curriculum.
The symposium at Kent State University's international study center in Florence, Italy, will work to imagine, design and create concepts for future education systems to empower students and teachers to develop a positive new world vision. The international delegation will develop a framework of concepts for re-designing education. During the academic year 2019-20, the chair of the symposium will work with researchers who will conduct studies on the research strands that emerge. The studies will be published.