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18 November 2003

OPEN_HOUSE 010
Learning for a Change

Today's information society challenges traditional schooling, corporate innovation and organisational development. Success depends on people's abilities to initiate their own inquiries and learn new skills rapidly. People need to continue learning well beyond childhood or initial professional training. Learning itself needs to be rethought as a lifelong, self-aware process in which diverse people understand and direct their own strategies for approaching new ideas and constructing new skills.

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Agenda
08.30 - 09.15 Registration
09.15 - 09.25 Welcome Address
Simon Jones, Managing Director, Media Lab Europe
09.25 - 10.15 Keynote 1
Seymour Papert, Professor Emeritus, Future of Learning Group MIT Media Lab
"Learning in the Digital Context"
10.15 - 10.40 Media Lab Europe research group introductions
10.40 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 10.10 Media Lab Europe research group introductions
11.10 - 11.40 Keynote 2
Carol Strohecker, Principal Research Scientist, Media Lab Europe
"What Makes Something Learnable?"
11.40 - 12.40 Keynote 3
Hanne Ekfeldt Boutrup, LEGO DK
"Serious Play"
12.40 - 12.50 Ronan Smith, Director of Corporate Relations, Media Lab Europe
"Partnership Opportunities"
12.50 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 17.30 Open House

Attendance at OPEN_HOUSE events is strictly by invitation only.

Profile: Hanne Boutrup
LEGO Learning Institute
Hanne Boutrup is a Director of Communication in the LEGO Learning Institute.
Hanne has a background in teaching in the Danish Folkeskole. For thirteen years she has been with the LEGO Company. For the past five years she has been working with, among others, M.I.T. professor Edith Ackermann and Danish Pedagogical University Associated professor Hans Henrik Knoop on learning aspects in order to create an even better insight about childrens play and learning for the LEGO Company