International Learning & Networking event:
Scandinavian experiences and perspectives on
ICT and school development
09.30-12.30 Friday 1st February, BETT, Platinum Suite 4, ExCeL London
Schools and local authorities must devise suitable approaches to the changes in schools which are driven
by globalisation and digitisation. To give some useful insights of the Scandinavian development,
schools in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, with a combination of practice and research, presented
their current work and progress.
This session offered a rare opportunity to broaden the range of useful transferable insights available – by
connecting UK compulsory education leaders with counterparts from Scandinavia to discuss a wealth
of research on learning and state-of-the-art case studies. The case studies highlighted the processes as
well as the results and success stories from school development supported by ICT, but also the difficulties
encountered as schools tried to discard traditional assumptions, the difference that effective
leadership can make, and the factors that can motivate teachers to embrace change.
The session featured three Scandinavian case study presentations moderated by Professor Stephen
Heppell from the UK, and Øystein Johannessen from Norway. Delegates were provided with ample
opportunities to learn not only from the speakers but from each other, via discussion and networking
- Professor Stephen Heppell, CEO, Heppell.net
- Øystein Johannessen, CEO, Qin AS, Norway
- Representatives from the municipalities of Odder, Denmark, Bergen, Norway and Sandviken, Sweden
Who should attend?
- Local authorities: Directors of Children’s Services (and equivalent), Directors of Education (and
equivalent), Directors of School Improvement, Senior technology professionals focused on education
- Academy and free school sponsors
- School governors
- School principals/headteachers
Attendance at this event is free of charge but you MUST register in
advance with Foundation DIU.
You must also
register separately for the wider Bett show if you have not done so already.
Register for Bett.
The session is organized by Foundation DIU, Sweden and BETT