Innovations in Education Conference 2023

McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Rd S Suite 101A, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P0A1

07/12/2023, 9:00 am - TO 08/12/2023 - 5:00 pm

Organizer: MacPherson Institute

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Join us on Thursday, December 7th (in-person) and Friday, December 8th (online) for the 2023 Innovations in Education Conference!

We are pleased to announce the theme this year: “Taking risks and embracing challenge.”

This theme aims to foster a dynamic exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices among educators, researchers, administrators, and other stakeholders in the field of teaching and learning as they explore the ways in which new and unique approaches, outside-the-box thinking, and taking risks can enhance the student learning experience and build connection within the education community.

As educators, we must recognize that taking risks can lead to both success and failure. But failure can still be a success. What did we learn? How can we adapt and improve? What were the unexpected outcomes? We learn more from failure than we do from success and in a time of disruption in the educational landscape it is critical to explore innovative approaches, leverage emerging technologies, adapt to new pedagogical methods, and build on or even challenge existing approaches.

The goal? Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Share your knowledge, research and approach for taking risks, experiencing failure, and how it helped you and your colleagues learn and grow!

During this event, we will explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from innovation, such as personalized learning, collaborative teaching models, interdisciplinary approaches, and inclusive education. We will also critically examine considerations when implementing these strategies, including addressing diverse student needs, managing technology integration, adopting new policies, fostering student engagement, and promoting equity and accessibility in education.

Through keynote speeches, interactive workshops, panel discussions, and paper presentations, we will create a safe space for participants to share their professional insights, research findings, and stories of success (or failure!). By engaging in collaborative discussions and networking opportunities, attendees will gain valuable knowledge and practical tools to navigate the ever-changing landscape of teaching and learning in higher education.

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