LEARNING IN NEW PARADIGMS
It is one thing to create innovative learning systems. It is another thing to shape, sustain, own and develop them over a period of time. How learning can help ensure that the fruits of innovation are meaningful to individuals and to communities?
In this session, Maruja Gutiérrez-Díaz and Jim Devine will share their views about learning in new paradigms.
Maruja Gutiérrez-Díaz was head of the Innovation and Creativity Unit in the directorate of Education and Culture of the European Commission. She has a degree in architecture and urban planning. She was a researcher at the Research Planning Unit of the University of Edinburgh.
After some years as a consultant and Director of the Information and Documentation Center of the metropolitan area of Madrid, she joined the European Commission in 1988. There she was also advisor of the Director of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation. She was also one of the managers of the eLearning Programme between 2004-2006.
Jim Devine plays and active role in educational policy development, implementation, innovation and evaluation at European level and has fulfilled an institutional leadership and governance role in higher education in Ireland, having recently completed a 10-year term of office as President of IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology), a leading public-funded specialist college in the technological sector offering degree and postgraduate level studies across a range of specialist areas of particular relevance to the creative media sector and to the cultural industries generally.