Mithun Kamath

Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Skills

United Arab Emirates

In an international career spanning 20 years, Mithun Kamath has been a long-term advocate of skills development. In his current position as CEO of Arc Skills, he leads a global team that aims to bridge the skills gap between employers and graduates. To date, Arc Skills has trained over 40,000 people in 90 subjects across Africa, South Africa, Dubai, Malaysia, India, and Argentina. Most notably, Mr. Kamath has spearheaded the development of an innovative school programme that nurtures 21st century skills in students. This Arc Skills programme has been implemented in schools across Dubai and South Africa and will be integrated into institutions in Africa, Asia, and South America by 2018. He has published numerous articles in the field of 21st century skills and 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

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Skills

Jane McGonigal

United Arab Emirates

Director of Game Research and Development, Institute for the Future

Moderators

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

08 October, 03:00 pm - 03:40 pm
TEACHER LAB
The secret is in the mix: How to Teach Skills for the 21st Century?
Any successful student-centered approach to teaching depends on mastering the mix of methodologies that will get the desired results. Learn from one of the global leaders in teaching for skills about the value of gamification, immersion and reflection as tools that can make a difference in the classroom. This Lab will be creative, experiential and hands-on, with group exercises to understand how to apply the methodologies with your students
Keywords: 21st century skills
Speakers

Mithun Kamath

United Arab Emirates

Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Skills