Santiago, Chile (PRWEB UK) 29 February 2016
In January 2016, Chief Academic Advisor for Turning Technologies Professor Eric Mazur, helped launch a pilot programme with the Business School at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile.
In the first semester of March, the University will be implementing PI and JITT alongside clickers, and to help promote the pilot, Professor Mazur was invited to be a guest speaker at the International Education Summit 2016. This event was open to all Chilean and Latin American Universities and TurningPoint was extensively used.
The Summit helped exchange experiences and learn about the latest trends and innovations in the field of student development in Higher Education and Leadership throughout Latin America.
‘The goal is to continue contributing to dialogue and knowledge in these areas, inviting leading world-class educators and convening both local and global key players’
Dean of UC Institutional Management, Patricio Donoso
Joining Professor Mazur was Professor Ana Maria Martinez, the Professor of Education and Director of the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College. Professor Martinez spoke about the opportunities and challenges presented by the technologies of the new century and the culture of the students and social networks. Alongside both of these key speakers was Enrique Ramos, Director of Student Affairs of the Technological Institute of Monterrey, who discussed the current trends in student development in Higher Education.
The International Education Summit presented the Inter-American School Leadership Network, a body of innovative leaders across different fields and sectors, including corporate, private, public, academic and government organisations, which seeks to promote reforms in education leading to substantial improvements in school systems. The programme included selected presentations, specialised workshops, outreach initiatives, management development and Lecturers as leaders in Higher Education.
In addition to guest speaking at the Education Summit, Professor Mazur was also invited to speak at 8 different events throughout Chile, using the clickers. Thanks to these events Professor Mazur reached 1,150 different teachers, University, K12, Corporate and Government authorities, sharing the benefits of Peer Instruction and how using clickers can support this fantastic teaching method.