The importance of education in the digital transition and the critical role of teachers were the focus of the multiplier event in Greece, entitled “Education in a Digital World”. The event was organised by KMOP, in collaboration with the Regional Directorate of Primary & Secondary Education of Attica, on the 4th of December 2023 at Impact Hub Athens.
The event presented learning strategies in the digital era and best practices, while innovative actions that enhance digital skills for all members of the educational community were highlighted.
“The illiterate of the future will be someone who does not possess digital skills”, said Antonis Klapsis, Vice President of KMOP and Assistant Professor at the University of the Peloponnese, welcoming the participants. He also referred to the key role that teachers will play, stating: “First we have to train teachers to pass on this new knowledge to children.”
Ioannis K. Psachoulas, Deputy Regional Director of Education of Attica, stressed that “with new learning tools, by strengthening the cultivation of life skills and technology and science skills, our students acquire valuable skills for a better today, for a more optimistic tomorrow”.
In her welcome address, Dr. Antonia Torrens, educational psychologist, General Director of KMOP and responsible and creator of Live Without Bullying platform, referred to the rapid developments in the digital age that make the role of teachers even more challenging.
Best practices in the use of digital tools in education and the positive example of the 5th High School of Heraklion, Attica, were presented by teacher Dimitra Vasilakou.
In the same context, Eirianna Dragona, Coordinator of the Education Unit at KMOP, presented tools and skills for Digital Transformation in Education. In particular, she referred to the European DigiLead initiative that supports school principals in developing a digital transformation strategy in education.