Alejandro Paniagua

Consultant, Innovative Pedagogies for Powerful Learning (IPPL) Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

United Kingdom

Alejandro Paniagua holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and his research revolves around participation, institutional analysis, diversity and innovation, with a strong focus on qualitative research. He has previously worked in the University of Barcelona as an associated professor and he collaborates with the Autonomous University of Barcelona as a postdoctoral researcher. He also holds a BA in Education and worked in the Catalan Department of Education as a primary school teacher. His most recent publications are: Paniagua, A. (2017). The Intersection of Cultural Diversity and Special Education in Catalonia: the Subtle Production of Exclusion through Classroom Routines. Anthropology & Education Quarterly. Paniagua, A. (2017). Enhancing the Participation of Immigrant Families in Schools through Intermediary Organizations? The case of Parents’ Associations in Catalonia. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Paniagua, A. & D’Angelo, A. (2016). Outsourcing State’s responsibilities? Third Sector Organisations supporting migrant families’ participation in schools in Catalonia and London. Compare. A journal of Comparative and International Education.

08 October, 03:50 pm - 04:30 pm
TEACHER TALK
Gamifying Teaching: What Works?
Sustaining and promoting student motivation and engagement in school is increasingly becoming a challenge for teachers? Can the gamification of teaching help students develop 21st Century skills?
Participating Teachers:
• Janet Hayward, Headteacher, Cadoxton Primary School, UK
Speakers

Mithun Kamath

Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Skills

Jane McGonigal

Director of Game Research and Development, Institute for the Future

Moderators

Alejandro Paniagua

United Kingdom

Consultant, Innovative Pedagogies for Powerful Learning (IPPL) Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills

08 October, 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
TEACHER TALK
Social Media As A Platform For Tomorrow's Learning
As the internet becomes more important in students’ daily lives, social media platforms help shape more sophisticated online behaviours, giving rise to both new learning styles and challenges, such as the spread of misinformation. In what ways can teachers take advantage of the popularity of social media to foster students’ agency over their own learning?
Participating teachers:
• Koen Timmers, Teacher, PXL Hasselt (University College), Belgium
• Dr. Najla Al Naqbi, Educational Technology Expert Innovation and eLearning Manager,
Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEC), UAE
• Derek Swanson
Moderators

Alejandro Paniagua

United Kingdom

Consultant, Innovative Pedagogies for Powerful Learning (IPPL) Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education and Skills