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International STEAM Symposium: Building a new Future!

Mon 14 2017 @ 10:00 - 16:30
  • Venue:   Auditorium, Cape Town City Hall, cnr Darling Street and Corporation Street
  • Event Host:   Open Design
  • Admission:   R895 includes lunch and beverages
  • Contact: Open Design, info@opendesignct.com

About the event:

BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!

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

Tickets: R895 includes a stunning lunch and beverages 

A further discount for Open Design newsletter subscribers – only for the first 50 seats booked using the discounted code. ALL SUBSCRIBERS received the promotional code

 

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

CURRENT CONTEXT

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

Tertiary.

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

 


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Location: Auditorium, Cape Town City Hall, cnr Darling Street and Corporation Street
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Corner of Darling and Corporation Street , Cape Town

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