About the event:
We are preparing for a dynamic future! A FIRST FOR AFRICA!
Do you believe we need more problem solvers, innovators, social entrepreneurs, thought leaders and change makers to design a better future? Not to be missed!
JOIN THE REVOLUTION! LET”S EMPOWER ALL CHILDREN AND PREPARE FOR A DYNAMIC FUTURE!
See the programme and great line-up of speakers further below
Venue: Entrance on Corporation Street
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More about STEAM:
A well-timed collaboration between Finland (100 years old 2017) and South Africa. With an uncertain global economic climate, a focus on innovation can ensure a prosperous future. Traditionally, innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – also referred to as the STEM subjects. However, Art + Design are poised to transform economies and push innovation in the 21st century. STEAM will empower all children with vital 21st century skills of which creativity and a multifaceted set of skills are going to be crucial to be successful in a fast changing world especially as we are fast approaching the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Creative skills have finally been recognized as the core ingredient to add significance and meaning to a business, product, system, environment and even in service. Now integration between different fields of studies and cooperative learning have become vital to drive a shift in education from STEM to STEAM.
STEAM is a global movement, championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals from around the world, to add Art + Design to the STEAM equation —transforming STEM to STEAM and bringing a focus to the development of innovative entrepreneurs. http://stemtosteam.org
The objectives of the STEAM movement are to:
- transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM
- encourage integration of Art + Design in education across all learning areas
- influence employers to integrate design thinking as part of their DNA and to hire artists and designers to be at the forefront of driving innovation
Welcome Address by CEO of Umalusi, Dr Rakometsi
Dr Mafu Rakometsl – JSTC, BA (Hons), MA, Management Development
Programme (MOP), PhD
Mafu Solomon Rakometsi started his career as a teacher in the Free State Province,South Africa. He was promoted to lecturer, senior lecturer and Head of Department for Professional Studies and Student Affairs at Tshiya College of Education, while also teaching History part-time at the QwaQwa Branch of the University of the North in Phuthaditjhaba (1987-1992). Mafu became subject advisor for History in the Free State and later served as Chief Education Specialist for Examinations and Assessment in the North West Department of Education in Mafikeng. In 1999 he was appointed Director of the Education Institute in the Free State Department of Education, and in 2001, he held the post of Chief Director: Education Development and Professional Services in the same Department in Bloemfontein. In 2005 Mafu was appointed Deputy Director General (DOG) for Curriculum Management and Development, but in the same year, accepted the position of Superintendent-General (Head of Department) for the Free State Department of Education. In 2009 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Umalusi-Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training in Pretoria.
He has served I is serving on the following committees and I or Councils as a member of the:
- Umalusi Council (2006 to date)
- Committee of Heads of Education (HEDCOM} (2005-2008}
- South African Qualifications Authority (2009 to date)
- Council on Higher Education (2009 to date)
- Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (2010 to date)
- Helderberg College Council (2005 to date)
INTERNATIONAL STEAM PROGRAM
9:00 – 9:45: Registration / Coffee & Tea
10:00 – 10:10: Welcome address by CEO of Umalusi, Dr Rakometsi
10:10 – Video: This is the world that we live in. This is the world that we have designed.
10:15: Moderator: Can we use the power of creativity to design the reverse? What type of world do we want to live in? What are the building blocks we need to build a holistic ecosystem to design a dynamic future that’s inclusive, accessible and human centric?
PREPARING FOR A DYNAMIC FUTURE
10:20 – 10:35: Documentary of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
INTRODUCTION TO KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
CURRENT GLOBAL & AFRICAN CONTEXT
10:35 – 11:05: Prof Mugendi M’Rithaa, President of World Design Organisation:
“Placing Africa in a Global Context”
11:05 – 11:35: Dr Kristof Fenyvesi, STEAM expert and researcher of Trans- and Multidisciplinary Learning and Contemporary Cultural Studies in Finland, at University of Jyväskylä’s Finland Department of Art and Culture Studies; Vice-President of the world’s largest mathematics, arts and education community, the Bridges Organization; Founder of Experience Workshop. “The STEAM Experience”
Tea Break: 11:35 – 11:55
INDUSTRY REFLECTS BETTER BUSINESS
12:00 – 12:30: Richard Perez, Founding Director of the Hassso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town (d.school) will address the “Importance for Higher Education and business to integrate Design Thinking into its culture and DNA”
12:30 – 13:00: Abbas Jamie, Director of Innovation & Transformation at Aurecon, South Africa’s largest engineering advisory and consulting firm embraces design thinking as fundamental to its innovation strategy.
Lunch 13:00 – 14:00:
STATE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION
14:10 – 14:15: Video
STATE OF SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCATION
14:15 – 14:30: Dr Celia Booyse, Senior Manager: Statistical Information and Research at
Umalusi will give a quick overview of SA Education, the road ahead and the importance of
integrating creative and design thinking skills across all learning areas from Early Childhood to
SA DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES – STARTING TO ADD VALUE TO THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
14:30 – 14:50: Jacqueline Beling, lecturer at Greenside Design Centre will showcase creative and engaging learning materials for different learning areas developed by 2nd year Graphic Design Students.
14:50 – 15:10: Prof WA Olivier, Director of the Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University & Dr Philip Collette will give a quick demonstration of their new technology to aid Mathematics and Science learning
15:10 – 15:30: Marco Rosa, Managing Director at Formula D Interactive and the cofounder
of the Learning Innovation Design Lab will share their experiences and impact in schools.
Tea Break: 15:30 – 15:45
PANEL DISCUSSION: 15:50 – 16:20
Panel: Dr Celia Booyse, Dr Kristof Fenyvesi, Mugendi M’Rithaa, Suné Stassen, Prof Werner
Olivier, Dr Philip Colett and Richard Perez.
16:20 – 16:30: In closing
16:30 – 17:00: Networking
Kristof Fenyvesi PhD (Finland)
STEAM Methodology Grades 1 – 12: A researcher of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Trans- and Multidisciplinary Learning and Contemporary Cultural Studies in Finland, at University of Jyväskylä’s Department of Art and Culture Studies. Vice-President of the world largest mathematics, arts and education community, the Bridges Organization (www.bridgesmathart.org). In 2016 he was invited to the European Mathematical Society’s Committee for Raising Public Awareness. In 2013 he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of International Symmetry Association (www.symmetry.hu) and in 2008 he started Experience Workshop—International Math-Art Movement for Experience-oriented Education of Mathematics (www.experienceworkshop.org). In 2016 he was invited by European Commission as a STEAM expert for H2020 projects evaluation. His main areas of research are mathematics and art connections in learning. Kristof is also the founder of the Experience Workshop, which exercises the practical manifestation of STEAM education. The Experience Workshop will be hosted at Open Design 2017 for the first time.
Prof Mugendi M'Rithaa (Kenya, South Africa - world traveler)
(Giving an African perspective with global relevance): President of the World Design Organisation, Prof. Mugendi K. M’Rithaa is an industrial designer, educator and researcher at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He studied in Kenya, the USA, India and South Africa and holds postgraduate qualifications in Industrial Design and Higher Education, as well as a doctorate in Universal Design. He is widely traveled and has taught in Kenya, Botswana, South Africa and Sweden and is passionate about various expressions of socially conscious (and responsible) design, including: Designerly Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change; Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability; Distributed Renewable Energy; Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Participatory Design; and Universal Design. Mugendi has a special interest in the pivotal role of design thinking in advancing the developmental agenda primarily on the African continent. He is associated with a number of international networks focusing on design within industrially developing (or majority world) contexts. Mugendi is also Africa’s first President of the World Design Organization™, formerly known as the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. Much of his work focuses on the importance of WDO (World Design Orginisation) in supporting the aspirations of younger designers worldwide.
Richard Perez (South Africa - Cape Town)
Founding director of the UCT School of Design Thinking (d.school) at the University of Cape Town. Funded by Hasso Plattner the d.school is a unique offering in South Africa that leverages the d.school network of both Potsdam, Germany and Stanford, United States. It is the only African School of Design Thinking that is officially affiliated with Stanford and Potsdam, drawing on the unique expertise, research and networks of these two institutions. Previous to this Richard spent 3 years at the City of Cape Town as the Director for World Design Capital 2014, where he had the unique experience of working to embed a culture of design-led innovation in a government administration. During this time Richard led a transversal team within the City to unlock collaboration, creative thinking and innovation towards developing effective models for delivering services that respond to the needs of users from local communities across the socio-economic spectrum. Richard will address advances for business through Design Thinking.
Abbas Jamie (South Africa - Cape Town)
Abbas Jamie is the Director for Innovation and Transformation at Aurecon, the largest engineering consulting and advisory business in Africa. He is a seasoned businessman and corporate executive with a strong track record of experience in both government and private sector. He holds qualifications across the engineering, business and futures fields. He is a registered professional engineer and has operated at a senior level within the local and international engineering consulting environment. His specialist areas include Business Strategy, Afrikan Innovation, Transformation of corporate South Africa and Futures Thinking. He is responsible for driving Aurecon’s Innovation Programme in Africa as well as crafting Aurecon's transformation strategy in South Africa. He has recently been appointed as the Community liaison Africa for the World Design Organisation.
Jacqueline Beling (South Africa - Johannesburg)
Jacqueline is a Graphic Design Lecturer at the Greenside Design Center College of Design in Johannesburg where she teaches in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She has been an educator for the past 9 years and has been a Graphic Designer for the past 15 years. Her passion for both Design and Education has led her to develop cross-disciplinary programs within the education sector where she hopes to encourage Innovation as a teaching tool from foundation level upward to senior phase. Jackie will speak about re-visualising a holistic approach re teaching and Learning through visual design strategies. She will also explore "STEAM" SPACES: A HOLISTIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: A Steam intervention of Teaching and Learning Spaces. Using design thinking strategies learners will be able to create their own Innovative learning environments. Students become the ‘makers’ of their own education by bringing the classroom to the 21st century. Students learn important skills through this process such as analytical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving strategies, understand how to bridge the language gap and take ownership of their own education.
Marco Rosa (South Africa - Cape Town)
Marco Rosa is the managing partner at Formula D Interactive and has a passion for technology, education and gaming. In his position as Managing Director he gets the chance to work with teams of super talented experts in all of those fields to create solutions that impact people in a meaningful, positive and FUN way. He is also the co-founder of the Learning Innovation Design Lab and will be sharing the Innovation Design Lab journey and the impact in schools.
Prof WA Olivier (South Africa - Eastern Cape)
Prof Werner Olivier currently is the Director of the Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He has a background as a research mathematician and HoD of the Maths and Applied Maths Department at NMMU, but also actively practices the scholarship of engagement with the view of improving the quality of teaching and learning of mathematics at secondary school and TVET college level. His passion and experience in STEM education is centered in the development, implementation and testing of large scale practical teaching and learning models in secondary schools that are technology rich and customized for challenging socio-economic learning environments. The goals are to design and test innovate offline support models to improve the quality of teaching, learning and appreciation of STEAM in education. He held a national Chair in Mathematics Education at NMMU over the period 2011-2015 during which he did extensive action research with off-line techno-blended teaching and learning models for learner incubation and classroom support. His work over the past five years also included a strong focus on in-service teacher development and modern approaches to establishing professional learning communities of mathematics and science educators in under-resourced school environments.
Dr Philip Collett (South Africa - Eastern Cape)
Dr Philip Collett is Project Manager: Mathematics and Manager: Technical Section at the Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. His areas of interest include mathematics teaching, materials development, GeoGebra applet programming and ICT systems development for teaching and learning.
Dr Celia Booyse, Senior Manager for Statistical Information and Research at Umalusi
Celia Booyse holds a doctorate in education with specialisation in Didactics, instructional science and assessment practices. Her experience spans over 30 years in education as teacher, lecturer, academic registrar, curriculum and course material developer, assessment expert, academic coordinator, project manager and researcher. In her current position as Senior Manager: Statistical Information and Research, she oversees statistical and standardisation processes and a variety of cross-cutting tasks to ensure standards development in the sectors under the guardianship of Umalusi. The responsibilities also include the conceptual and theoretical framing of research initiatives and the development of research instruments. She co-authored three books on learning programme development and curriculum studies and contributed a chapter on assessment of critical thinking in another. Articles and conference papers covers matters in research practices, instructional design and feedback, mediated assessment practices, the application of typologies and holistic thinking. Her interests are in biofeedback technology, holistic health practices, growing bonsai and orchids and the involvement in NGO (community development) initiatives.
Dominic Wilhelm - MC & Moderator
As a strategy advisor, Dominic works with organisations and governments to shape better futures. An ardent systems and design thinker with a diverse professional background makes an invaluable contribution to strategy practice across equally diverse fields. He has been involved with addressing regional economic development; formulating sustainable organisational strategy; creating content and communications campaigns for organisational through global audiences; raising investment finance; broadcasting and motion pictures; and research. Dominic’s fascination with authentic conversation recently surfaced as a pilot series First Name Basis: When People Connect, the World Changes. (hyperlink = https://www.youtube.com/FirstNameBasisTV)
Location: Auditorium, Cape Town City Hall, cnr Darling Street and Corporation Street
Corner of Darling and Corporation Street , Cape Town