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Education conference: Child Development in the Social Environment

September 17


Institute Montessori Bulgaria initiates and organises a one-day Education Conference: Child Development in the Social Environment, which aims at a public discussion focusing on the future of the education, the social aspects of child development and ways to promote so-called “soft skills”.

We need to consider education as a preparation for life. It is related not only to the mastering of academic knowledge, but also to the unique potential of the child to develop independent thinking, decision making, self-discipline, ethic, communication skills, a complex set of cooperation, critical thinking and problem resolution skills. How is this goal implemented in the family and in the classroom? What are the children’s achievements in the area of social development? Are there specific measurements of the social functioning of the students?

On 17th of September 2017, 9:00am – 6:00pm, at Sofia Event Center in Sofia will participate international scientists and neuropsychologists, world-class teachers trainers, child development experts, writers, musicians, digital learning and human potential development experts.

Keynote speakers at the Conference will be international experts like Dr. Steve Hudges, President of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology and Chair of the Global Research Committee, Judith OrionAMI Director of Training, and Sandra Romenska, Director of training and Senior teaching Fellow in Leadership and Management at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK.

As part of the conference program on 17 September, an exclusive screening of the documentary “Most Likely To Succeed” will be held in Bulgaria. The acclaimed film Most Likely to Succeed opens a discussion on how today’s school prepares children for the skills of the future and offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and AFI DOCS. It’s been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs, and NewSchools Venture Fund.

The documentary is filmed in well over one hundred classrooms and interviews with teachers, students and parents, education specialists, economists, business leaders like Ted, Tony, Thomas Friedman of the NY Times, Sal Khan of Khan Academy, Lazlo Bock of Google and Sir Ken Robinson, shed light on the urgent need for a new kind of education that develops the uniquely human skills and capacities that cannot be replaced or made obsolete by a machine. This film should be watched by every caring parent and educator who wants to improve the learning process.

Participation in the conference requires to register here or at office@imontessori.bg and purchasing a ticket using the online form below or by Eventim. Registration fee: 45 leva.

(Special discounts for all individual members and subscribed educational organisations of Institute Montessori Bulgaria)

As part of the conference program there will be organised workshops, children’s activities and presentations with free access for all people willing to take part.

Children are welcome for free!

Book the date 17th of September for your participation!

For more information, please click HERE.

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Institute Montessori Bulgaria (AIM Bulgaria)


Sofia Event Center
бул. Черни връх 100. Парадайз Център, ет.3
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