Flanders’ Future as a Knowledge Society (F2KS) in perspective

This conference was organised on 28 November, 2014 in the Palace of the Academies.

Here you find the program with all presentations. More information on the Thinkers program to be found here.

Program of the conference

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Setting the scene

Irina Veretennicoff, Coordinator of the F2KS Thinker in Residence Project, member of KVAB       Slideshow     Text

International perspectives on science education

Creating a sustainable scientific culture among young people: The importance of interest, joy and motivation, and the curses of testing and ranking

Svein Sjoberg, Oslo University, Professor emeritus in science education, leader of the ROSE-project       Slideshow

STEM education in Flanders – part I

Round table discussion followed by debate with the audience: part I on formal education

Joos Vandewalle, Member of the KVAB, KU Leuven       Slideshow

Kurt Meeus, ASO GO!       Slideshow

Bernadette Hendrickx, VeLeWe       Slideshow

Andreas Frans, VVS

Discussant: José Mariano Gago, Thinker in residence

Evidence, thoughts and doubts about Flanders on its way to a knowledge society – part I

Facts and Figures about Flanders as a Knowledge Society

Koen Debackere, Professor Innovation Management and Policy, KU Leuven       Slideshow

STEM education in Flanders – part II

Round table discussion followed by debate with the audience: part II on informal education

Erik Jacquemyn, Technopolis, STEM Academies       Slideshow

Kathleen Kuypers, teacher ICT and CS       Slideshow

Jo Decuyper, RVO Society, IMEC       Slideshow

Discussant: Veronique Van Speybroeck, Member of the KVAB, Ugent       Slideshow

Evidence, thoughts and doubts about Flanders on its way to a knowledge society – part II

A philosopher’s and sociologist’s perspective

Eric Corijn, Philosopher and social scientist, professor Social and Cultural Geography VUB and founder of COSMOPOLIS, Centre for Urban Research       Text

A natural scientist to bear witness

Conny Aerts, Vice-Dean Communication & Outreach, Faculty of Science, KU Leuven       Slideshow

International perspectives on knowledge-based societies and economies

How are regional and national policies addressing the challenges of supporting knowledge-based economies?

Joaquim Oliveira, Head OECD’s Regional Development Policy Division, Paris       Slideshow

Flanders economic development in perspective

Flanders economic development in perspective: how can society sustain a performing knowledge-based economy?

Luc Soete, Former Director UNU-MERIT, Rector Magnificus Maastricht University       Slideshow

Round table discussion followed by debate with the audience: Flanders towards a creative, innovation driven knowledge economy?

Charles Hirsch, KVAB, VUB, Numeca

Wim Dehaene, KU Leuven, MICAS       Slideshow

Koen Laenens, Essencia

Marie Claire Van de Velde, UGent       Slideshow

Lena Bondue, NFTE

Discussant: Christiane Malcorps, Member of the KVAB, Executive vice-president at Solvay SA

Conclusions and recommendations

A knowledge-based society under catalysis: a personal summary, and some naive proposals for action

Jose Mariano Gago, KVAB F2KS Thinker in Residence       Video, Slideshow, Text, Transcription

Official closing

Ludo Gelders, President of the Academy

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