26. July 2017

TEDxPragueED 2017

What next?


About the Event

The era of the fourth industrial revolution has just begun. Our children will live in a completely digitalized world. The human society and its organization is changing rapidly, and so is the job market. A large number of current professions will disappear. People will work in areas not even existing today. We’re at a crossroads.

What does all of this mean for our children? What will they need for life in the upcoming civilization? What should children’s upbringing and education look like in order to prepare them for what’s coming?

  • The future of our world will be created by our children.
  • The future of our children is being created by us today.
  • It’s about a time we think. What next?

The question of what education should look like will be discussed at the first TEDxPragueED by interesting speakers from the Czech Republic and abroad, who will provide the participants with various perspectives on education.


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  • 21st Century Staff Community – Adaptive, Committed and Collaborative

    Kathy Minardi


    Imagine a school where the staff work hand-in-hand the way we want the children to work together!

    The energy, creativity and focus in our schools is on the children, as they represent the future world we hope they will lead and guide. What is usually left to happenstance are the norms for interpersonal interaction and innovative collaboration among the adult staff. In order to grow and develop, both children and adults require an emotionally healthy environment in which to work. It is hard to be your best with the children-or with anyone- when colleagues don’t have a vision for their unique opportunity for partnership with one another. The good news is that it can be changed without much resistence!

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  • How to educate the children meaningfully?

    Jana Nováčková


    Where is the future of education? How to contribute to the development of our children meaningfully? Confidence in the children`s natural abilities to develop according to their dispositions, environment rich in stimuli the children can choose from, friendly parents and other adults that are interested in the child, but don`t push them to meet their own expectations and rules of cohabitation created all together - such an education has a potential to become a benefit for the child and the society as well.

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  • What School Could be, Should be, and Almost Never Is

    Steve Hughes


    For decades, countries around the world have been testing the hypothesis that the only thing that matters in school is how well students perform on academic tests. The results of this vast social experiment are in, and they are not good: Focussing narrowly on test scores is a dumb idea that destroys’ creativity, well-being and initiative in children. Employers want to hire young people who can demonstrate creativity, initiative, and social skills. In fact, everyone wants young people to demonstrate these “nonacademic” outcomes. What are the alternatives? What can parents, teachers, and others who care about children do? What can we do now to prepare children for the uncertain, complex, and challenging future that they face?

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Česká spořitelna


Montessori Institute Prague