BETT ASIA 2018 THEME
We are pleased to announce our theme for this year: Building a change culture to deliver 21st century learning.
Asia-Pacific education leaders struggle to build a change culture and believe 21st-century skills are pre-eminent for pupil success.
Research undertaken by our Bett team has unearthed consistent challenges across the Asia-Pacific region and this knowledge will set the tone for the 2018 programme of the Bett Asia Leadership Summit and Expo.
The research was conducted over two months and engaged with over 300 leaders in education from Government, HE and K-12 from across 29 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
From a leadership perspective, the three most challenging aspects day to day are building a change culture (72% respondents), followed by building and implementing strategy (53%), and those who struggle to recruit and retain the right staff (44%).
When asked to rank what technologies, or curriculum approaches, determine pupil or learner success, 85% of teachers and leaders believe 21st-century skills are important, with 77% citing developing and managing AI as a skill. 77% identified Coding as literacy; this was followed by 66% for Robotics and 64% for XR – virtual reality and augmented reality.
Speaking about the research, Fergal Kilroy, Editor and Head of Content at Bett said “Pupil learning outcomes are the most regularly cited issue, but it's apparent from the research too many leaders are struggling with getting their institutions and teams to adapt to change. That’s why the theme at the heart of this year’s event is ‘Building a change culture to deliver 21st-century learning’.”
He went on to say “We are translating the full findings of our research into a comprehensive two-day programme exploring the cutting edge of technologies in classrooms and institutions, but these will be layered against the real needs of teachers and leaders. We look forward to assembling the region’s leading decision makers, buyers and innovators within the education space from across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, to help unlock the potential of education.”
Join us at Bett Asia on 14 – 15 November to contribute to the conversation around building a change culture, explore new solutions to global challenges and work together to prepare future students and teachers to thrive in this transforming world.