Dr. Stefanos GialamasDr. Stefanos Gialamas is the President of the American Community Schools Athens (ACS Athens) in Greece.
Today, more than ever, academic institutions should focus on molding and shaping young people to transform the world. This is imperative to prevent youth from becoming conditioned by today's challenges, thus making them devoid of emotions, incapable of forming community bonds, and turning into organizational "drones" trained for specific jobs. Therefore, the following questions are raised:
- How do we prepare young people to transform the world?
- What kind of educational experiences should they receive?
- What kind of educators are needed to guide them and
- What type of leadership is necessary?
Therefore, a new educational paradigm is urgently needed to prepare young people to become tomorrow's leaders with ethos, which will make the world a better place to live in for the benefit of all people. Such a paradigm, global Morfosis paradigm (gMp), will be presented.
Dr. Stefanos Gialamas is the President of the American Community Schools Athens (ACS Athens) in Greece; he began his presidency fourteen years ago. He holds a BS, an MA and a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Knot Theory). Prior to his arrival at ACS Athens he served as a Provost, Dean, and a Professor at higher education institutions in the United States and Greece.
His professional work includes research in Leadership, Faculty Development, Innovative Approaches in Teaching and Learning, Mathematics and Arts, the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Mathematics Education and Knot Theory. He has published more than 150 articles in both English and Greek languages, four books, a chapter book, and many manuals.
He has developed an authentic education paradigm, the Global Morfosis Paradigm (www.g-morfosis.gr), which has been implemented at ACS Athens for the past decade. This dynamic paradigm consists of three inseparable, interconnected, and interrelated components: the Educational Philosophy of Morfosis the iFlex Delivery Methodology, and the Aristeia Leadership Approach
Dr Conrad HughesConrad Hughes (MA, PhD, EdD) is Campus and Secondary Principal at the International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissiere.
We will journey through the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous landscape of the 21st Century to find a path that will lead to individual, collective and public good.
Conrad Hughes (MA, PhD, EdD) is Campus and Secondary Principal at the International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissiere. Conrad, who is also a member of the advisory board for the University of the People and a senior fellow of UNESCO's International Bureau of Education, teaches philosophy. His most recent books are Understanding Prejudice and Education: The Challenge for Future Generations (2017, Routledge) and Educating for the 21st Century: Seven Global Challenges (2018, Brill).
Terry HaywoodTerry Haywood became an international educator in 1974 and served as Headmaster of the International School of Milan from 1985 until his retirement in 2016.
Before becoming a teacher, Terry studied Physics (Natural Philosophy) at Oxford University but he always blended scientific interests with a fascination for history and the human context in which ideas are generated. He has been involved in a wide range of professional activities, serving on the Board of Directors of the European Council of International Schools, serving as Chair for two years, and leading accreditation teams to schools in five continents. Over the past twenty years he has published numerous articles and presented at a wide range of conference on topics related to international education.