International references that are part of our network and inspiration.

“If we want to develop a new generation with new skills and competencies for the future we need to rethink education”

Marjo Kyllonen
Head of the Helsinki Development Services Unit at Finland, in a talk to Educators and Parents at Concept.

“Our current education is wrong for the future not because we have not added enough technology, the so-called 21st Century skills, or because we do not offer it to everyone equally. Up until now, education has been about improving individuals. What education should be about in the future is improving the world - and having individuals improve in that process.”

Marc Prensky
Education researcher for Harvard and Yale, keynote speaker on Concept São Paulo opening

“Anything that is worth teaching can be presented in many different ways. These multiple ways can make use of our multiple intelligences.” 

Howard Gardner
American psychologist, founder of Harvard Project Zero

“If we want to support students in learning, and we believe that learning is a product of thinking, then we need to be clear about what it is we are trying to support. What kinds of mental activity are we trying to encourage in our students, colleagues and friends? “

Mark Church
Author of Making Thinking Visible, that keeps a longstanding relation to guide practices for teaching for understanding at CONCEPT

ICOT 2018 Conference of Thinking in Miami

Escola Concept dialogues with educators around the world about developing skills like critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.