In line with its strong and sustained commitment to the social development and transformation of Peru through high quality education, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) hosted the International Educator’s Congress UPC 2017, under the theme, Innovation in Education for the Individual's Integral Training.
This congress, which benefited over 9,000 teachers all throughout Peru, seeks to continue strengthening the education sector in the country, offering participants the knowledge and tools necessary to improve their teaching methodology.
The main objective of UPC's congress is to present the latest global educational trends for discussion, understanding, and application in the classroom. For over 18 years, this academic event has contributed to the Peruvian education system, bringing international experts who are revolutionizing education worldwide.
During the first two days, there were 11 keynote lectures and four panels with renowned Peruvian and foreign experts from the United States, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Israel, and Chile. On the third day, there were 28 workshops on different topics, including: educational coaching, innovation in preschool education, bullying, competency-based education, and attention to diversity, among others.
Educators attending the event concluded that in the face of continuing global challenges, they must educate competent citizens who are ready to face them. Therefore, education must be innovative, dynamic, and incorporate the latest technological developments. In order for education to be truly integral, institutions should include courses on emotional intelligence and leadership in curriculum to enhance students’ competencies.
“UPC was founded more than 22 years ago with a clear objective: contributing to the transformation of the country by educating upstanding and innovative professionals with a global vision," said Dr. Edward Roekaert Embrechts, Rector of UPC. “Our vision becomes more focused when we have the opportunity to contribute to conversations with leaders ready to work for development through a sustainable process.”
In this way, UPC reaffirms its commitment to strengthening the Peruvian education system, encouraging an innovative and high quality educational systems to benefit more Peruvian children and youth.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.