About the Event
During our journey through education, we often hear that it is a task that never ends. But what information will actually stay with us ? How can be formal and non-formal education combined ? Why does digitalisation not work as some politicians have dreamed of ? This year's theme opens a wide range of possibilities and leads to many thoughts that will interest you. Come to think and talk with us about how education could look like.
Don’t forget that education guides us through our whole life. It enables to learn about ourselves and the world we live in. Everyone is going by his own path, interesting ideas are actually some kind of crossroads on these paths. Every new thought affects us and can bring a little more perspective on where we are going. So add a few more crossroads to your journey by coming to TEDxPragueED.
The conference will be simultaneously translated to English. We look forward to seeing you on September 12th at 5:00 PM.
110 00, Praha 1
Fouder of Techambitiondetail
When Jakub was twenty, he set himself a goal to fully utilize the computer in education. In 2012, he founded Techambition, a company that developed a visual app for high school math designed to make students think and ask. Another example of Techambition’s work is thermodynamic visualization which was used for doctoral studies classes at the famous Stanford University. If you ask him whether a computer can transform student motivation, passion, and student results, he would probably answer, “No, this must be done by the teacher”. The product of seven years of work is artificial intelligence, which helps teachers prepare more efficient teaching procedures.close
“I like personal, uncut and raw messages. I am glad that thanks to TEDx I can share my thoughts that are important to me.” - Jakub Stránský
Through Techambition's digital products, Jakub proves that classroom and teacher feedback remains the most important pillar of school education, even in the modern technology age. They use the data obtained from student’s work to create detailed materials for teachers to implement teaching practices. The techniques are aimed at student collaboration and discussion with the teacher. Thanks to these procedures, students have done twice more assignments by themselves over the past school year.
Irena Kašparová has never felt like an alternative person. She went to primary and secondary schools during the Communist Era and to university after the Velvet Revolution. Her dream had always been to explore unknown indigenous tribes of Amazonia. However, she lived in a Roma settlement in Slovakia for a year and then in Scotland for three years before seizing an awesome opportunity to establish a new field of study, Social Anthropology, at Masaryk University in Brno, which she is still chairing. Then she had children and so had to face a new dilemma of how to combine her professional goals with the family life. In the end she chose to home school her four children, of which she wrote a book TOGETHER. A Guide to Home-schooling in the Czech Republic (SPOLU. Průvodce domácím vzděláváním v ČR), published this year.close
Irena deeply appreciates the value of freedom of choice: she believes we are not victims of circumstance but free to choose which paths to follow in life and what the paths will look like. However, she is well aware of the responsibilities coming from the freedom choice as well as the need to face the consequences our decisions have for ourselves and others as well.
Home-schooling represents a family pattern completely different from the one most of us grew up in – not better or worse, just different. It is about different ways and opportunities and it transforms our values and expectations. In addition, it teaches us to have an open mind and cooperate both with our peers and cross-generationally. All this contributes to building a society based on mutuality and togetherness, since one does not live in isolation, with one’s successes and failures; on the contrary, one is there through interconnection with others.
“I love to listen to TEDx talks. They inspire me through the variety of people’s stories in which chance, hard work, belief and togetherness play an important role and emphasize the diversity of life. Moreover, the talks are living proof that there are lots of people out there who care for their lives as well as those of others, and who are willing to sacrifice their time and comfort to make the change.” - Irena Kašparová
Here’s what’s on
TEDxPragueED 2019 is going to be the third TEDxPrague event focused on education. What can you expect this year?
- Inspiring speakers full of thoughts on education
- A rich programme of workshops and activities
- Great catering
- Afterparty where you can have a chance to connect and share your ideas with the speakers