The University of Thessaly, in collaboration with the Management, Digital and Educational Skill Development (MANDEIS) Research Lab, successfully concluded the Agile2Learn Conference at the Gaiopolis Campus. The event marked a significant milestone in the exploration of agile methodologies in modern education.
The Agile2Learn Conference, attended by educators, students, and professionals from all over Greece, provided a platform for insightful discussions, presentations, and hands-on workshops. The emphasis was on equipping educators with agile methodologies, fostering collaboration, and highlighting the crucial role of transversal competencies in today's educational landscape.
As Professor Panos Fitsilis, scientific coordinator of the project for the University of Thessaly stressed in his presentation, "Education is not only a matter of repeating what has already been done and mastered. Today, we need to overhaul our pedagogy and innovate, ensuring that our methods truly resonate and leave a lasting imprint on our students. As Plutarch said many years ago, The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a flame to be lit."
Speakers at the conference include esteemed members from the University of Thessaly, EPMA - the European Project Management Association, the Hellenic Open University, Heliwood Media & Education and Consorzio RO.MA. Further, teachers from primary and secondary education presented their experiences from their participation in the pilot training of the Agile2Learn project. Presentations were made on:
The Agile2Learn project, supported by a consortium of European partners, continues to make strides in shaping the future of education. The project underscores the significance of skills like communication, creativity, teamwork, and critical thinking in the ever-evolving educational sector.
The overwhelming positive response and engagement at the Agile2Learn Conference are a testament to the growing interest and need for agile methodologies in education. We're proud to be at the forefront of this movement.
The University of Thessaly and its partners extend their gratitude to all participants, speakers, and organizers for making the Agile2Learn Conference a resounding success. For more information about the Agile2Learn project and future events, please visit https://agile2Learn.eu.
The conference proceedings can be downloaded from here.
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