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Dec 18, 2016

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This week we’ve got the second of a two part series on Websummit. In this episode you can listen to Lizzie Edwards of the Digital Learning Programme at the British Museum on engagement, Kaoru Wang of Teach II on the paradox of Asia vs. West educational approaches and aspirations, and finally Kamesh Flynn of the Western Cape Government of South Africa on making the impact at early years. If this is the first podcast you’re listening to in the web summit series, make sure you go back and check out the others with interviews from UNHCR on education for those with refugee status, plus how can chatbots help education and edtech startups from Russia, Nepal and Greece

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Lizzie Edwards, Manager Samsung Digital Learning Programme at the British Museum

It's about micro-disruptions: how can families use the technologies that they already have, that they are using to navigate the world around them, to explore the collections as well.

Kameshvari Flynn. Deputy Director in the early childhood development directorate for the department of social development, Western Cape

Karin Wong, Founder of Teach II:

Teachers in Asia are really respected which is not the case in the US. We lost the definition of what a teacher is. 




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