Inspired by a desire to create, improve and change, the Intelligent Forum is born. A positive event in the education ecosystem. We have a lot of intelligence. It is time to enable this intelligence for the future of us and our children. The forum will bring together top professionals to talk about emotional and artificial intelligence, discuss key topics in education, reward young talents, add more color through cultural performances, and showcase cutting-edge solutions to improve the education ecosystem.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand oneself and others. It has several components, including: emotional literacy, intrinsic motivation, optimism, empathy. According to research, Lithuanians are the least empathetic people in the world. Chopik, W.J., et al., 2017. Emotional intelligence is nurtured and even contagious. During the forum, presenters will present practical approaches to the development of emotional intelligence in everyday activities. Together, we will create the momentum for better self-knowledge and a positive relationship with those around us.
Rapid advances in artificial intelligence raise concerns among scientists, politicians and ethics practitioners. Helbing D., 2018. Ordinary mashine learning programs already are beyond human understanding. Computer learning through its trillions of cycles, in many cases, outstrips human abilities. The forum will discuss how this will change our daily lives, the labor market and, most importantly, how the education system must adapt. The top-notch expert of Artificial Intelligence will provide practical tools and techniques that can be applied to our day-to-day operations and guidelines to keep abreast of progress.
"Welfare State" is a commonly used term. If it is prosperity not for some but for all, how will we promote it? Through social benefits or through progress? Social exclusion creates major problems, from poverty, emigration, crime to wars and revolutions. Beyer, A.C., 2014. Inequalities between Lithuanian schools are huge and differences in student achievement are increasing every year. UNICEF, 2018. The economic cost of poor quality education is enormous. On the other hand, the return on investment in quality education exceeds any costs incurred. OECD, 2010. The forum will present best practices for ensuring quality education accessible to all.
Leadership has always been a key factor in the effectiveness of an organization. Education professionals agree that the person who depends most on the success of a school is its leader. Muijs, 2009. Meanwhile, municipalities complain that they do not find more than 300 school principals. LRT, 2019. Are they searched well enough? Are the requirements right for them? What motivational benefits are offered to them? The forum will present and discuss solutions to ensure the efficient operation of the school administration.
Inspired by the "Solution for Lithuania" initiative, the "Student Practice Forum" is born in Kaunas. The solutions found during the discussions of this forum will become part of Lithuania's strategic plan and will provide the basis for shaping Lithuania's 2050 vision. The Forum aims to introduce students to working in advanced companies, to show the skills needed to succeed in a given field, and to present opportunities for improvement and practice.
The emotional climate has a huge impact not only on our relationships with other people, but also on our creativity, ability to work, attitudes, motivation, self-awareness and self-confidence. During the discussion we will discuss the main challenges and solutions to ensure a good psychological climate at school. We will look for answers to the question, how can students improve their performance by improving their emotional environment? And yet, what is that emotional environment? How to make it positive? You can find a list of related speakers and panelists here.
Studies show that a person's well-being is highly dependent on financial knowledge and skills. Moreover, the financial capacity of children and young people affects even seemingly non-financial areas, such as academic achievement or psychological health. However, specialists note that children and young people from other European countries and Lithuania lack financial knowledge. Financial literacy and mathematics knowledge of Lithuanian students in dangerous lowlands. What is at stake? And how should that be changed? You can find a list of related speakers and panelists here.
The 21st century is the age of information, technology and constant change. Today's five-year-old is already facing more information than his parents in their twenties. The task of a modern school is no longer limited to providing a narrow knowledge of individual subjects. Technological literacy, as the ability to understand, use, evaluate and manage technology, is essential for developing a young person's ability to adapt well to a constantly changing world. Are schools ready for this? You can find a list of related speakers and panelists here.
The modern global world is becoming increasingly uncertain and full of changes, making the labor market unpredictable. Thousands of young people start the big way of their lives every year. Some of them were directed by parents or teachers, others were, or will be, chosen by themselves. What’s waiting for the turn? What are the essentials when choosing a profession so that a young person can look forward to a promising career, an exciting job and a happy future? You can find a list of related speakers and panelists here.
Business should be an integral partner of schools - it can help students better understand the needs of the 21st century labor market, the challenges at work and the competences needed to acquire it. In business enterprises, students can see what would be hard to know otherwise - how different technological processes are implemented, work is organized, new products are created and introduced to the market. Guided tours of companies, working in their laboratories and familiarizing themselves with the technological processes being developed in business should become a regular rather than commemorative practice of the school.