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Paperworld: "Future Learning" demonstrates new ways of teaching and learning

11 Dec 2019

The "Future Learning" impulse area is going into its second round at Paperworld from 25 to 28 January 2020. Visitors can look forward to a presentation of current and future-oriented learning concepts. The emphasis here is strongly on lifelong learning and the implementation of the Digital Pact in schools.

What new ways of learning are there? How can teaching robots provide support? How can the Digital Pact be implemented? And what's new in the paper, office supplies and stationery sector? These and other questions will be answered in the "Future Learning" impulse area in Hall 4.0 C40. This is where heads of educational and seminar facilities, HR developers, municipal decision-makers, and retailers can discover how (further) education formats will evolve in schools and companies.

Lectures and interactive workshops are in the focus ar "Future Learning".  (Photo: Messe Frankfurt)
Lectures and interactive workshops are in the focus ar "Future Learning". (Photo: Messe Frankfurt)

The area is divided into four sections: In the "Makerspace", digital and analogue game and construction tools are presented in the learning room of the future. Here the principle of new learning is introduced through individual, collaborative and creative tools, for example by means of mini robots or coding on circuit boards. The area is designed and supervised by Annemieke Frank of EduHeroes.

In the "Digital Classroom", visitors experience how to work with tablet PCs and smartboards in a targeted way, and how the real world can be linked to the digital world. Cooperation partner Tablet Academy introduces a networked learning world into the real room, where visitors can experience it live and participate.

Both areas are designed by the start-up business angels EDUvation.

The third area is an exhibition space for manufacturers who not only present their product innovations, but also allow visitors to experience them directly. Promethean shows how interactive screens can be used in the learning room of the future. Globe manufacturer AlaySky is also taking a first step into the future with its globes: using an app, the analogue globe is enhanced with additional information on the respective countries, thus creating an augmented reality. Directly adjacent is a consultation desk for school authorities, headmasters and teachers, where they have the chance to discuss with other visitors, manufacturers, and experts.

In the lecture area, a series of daily changing specialist presentations will be held. The programme is structured by educational journalist and host Christian Füller. Topics include tablet PCs in primary schools, learning in the cloud, 3D printing, creativity and experimentation. The first day of the fair, 25 January 2020, is characterised by a Barcamp with various sessions dealing both with digitisation and a comparison of learning institutions and companies. Topics will include how collaborative work and school learning already converge today, and how the respective concepts can be adapted. On Sunday, January 26, 2020, the expert lectures will revolve around the combination of analogue and digital learning. Opportunities and risks will be highlighted and pathways to a new future of learning will be outlined. An exciting discussion round is scheduled for Monday, 27 January 2020. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. the Hesse Minister of State for Science and Art, Angela Dorn (Die Grünen [Green Party]), will be talking to the first ever robot lecturer Yuki and Professor Jürgen Handke about future models of learning. On Tuesday, 28 January 2020, the session will focus on creativity and how to learn more effectively with creative techniques.

The area also features networking zones, where visitors can exchange ideas with the speakers and engage with other "Future Learning" participants.

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