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ELIA Academy 2019 in Review

27 September 2019

Over the last three days, ELIA Academy 2019 delegates engaged in conversations around tools, applications, methods, dilemmas and understandings of digitality. We tried to make sense of this broad concept, its many interpretations and misconceptions.

We looked into practical methods to help ourselves, our students and institutions to identify our analogue and digital lives and how are these coexisting. We questioned whether it still makes sense to have such a distinction. We realized that more than ever, the process of making sense, of critical thinking should be at the core of our teaching. We are left with many questions still open, but maybe that space of reflection and investigation is exactly what is needed.

Our focus should lie more on the story we want to tell and why is that important to us, rather than getting distracted by which digital platform we should be using. And still, coding should be a skill owned by everyone; certainly by our students, in order for them to design our (digital) future. Coding competencies are a tool for de-coding our society and economy.

We warmly thank the delegates of the ELIA Academy 2019 for their involved participation; our speakers, presenters and our hosts for making this an extraordinary event. 

View highight photos from the event here and the announced digital publication of NEU NOW here.

Interested in hosting and working to develop content for the 2021 ELIA Academy? Find out more here or contact ELIA Conference Manager janja.ferenc [@] elia-artschools.org

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