UPCT collaborates with the association ‘Future of Education—Region of Murcia’ AFEReM in the organization of the conference ’21st Century Education: Views from the Sciences and Arts 2024′, which will be held from January 23 to September. The meeting was presented today by the university with the help of the Vice-Rector of Studies, Juan Ángel Pastor; Pedro Antonio Luján, representing the Vice-Rectorate of Students, Culture, and Sports; and the president of AFEReM, Juan Hernández.
The meeting aims to give a vision of the possibilities of what can be done in the public school and to share the visions of the actors who propose to look at childhood and youth from other perspectives—well, beyond regulated education.
The organizers emphasized the need to protect a public school committed to students and social justice so that the right to education, equal opportunities, psychological well-being, and attention to diversity in the broadest sense become a reality. For this purpose, they will try to involve the teaching staff of the region, society, and the university community to support and spread new initiatives.
The program of activities includes more than 30 proposals, including conferences, round tables, workshops, recitals, and concerts. In addition to the call for the IV contest “Our future is our history,” dedicated to the historical memory of Spain in the period between the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera and until the end of the Transition, he includes this in his two modalities. : for university and high school students.
Within the framework of this initiative, the UPCT will host a total of five presentations, which will be spaces for reflection, innovation, analysis, and research in the educational system of the region. The conferences in Cartagena began with Professor Cesar Rendueles (on Thursday, February 1, at 7 p.m.) in the Agronomic Engineering Assembly Hall, with the presentation: “Education and inequality: from meritocratic trap to reactionary pedagogy They will continue on Wednesday, the 21st, at 7 pm, in the Minas Assembly Hall, with the speech of María Dolores Cano Baños, Doctor of Telecommunications Engineering and Professor of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, and Ángeles Oñivenis, Graduate of Architecture, Master of Teacher Training in the specialty of Mathematics, in “Present and Future of Education: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” blueprint”, essential for an effective education, which allows individuals to reduce suffering and maximize their potential.
The presentation on ecofeminism will be given by the professor of philosophy, María José Campillo, on March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Minas Assembly Hall, and on April 10, the doctor’s presentation is scheduled on Agricultural Engineering. Salvador Martínez Pérez, a neuroscientist and former director of the Alicante Institute of Neurosciences (CSIC) at Miguel Hernández University, specializes in neuroscience and AI.
The Polytechnic of Cartagena also collaborates with seven organized workshops dedicated to 5th and 6th grade Primary and ESO students in scale constructions, physics with experiments, UPCT Makers, learning engineering with the classics, or the magic of light, etc.
The University of Murcia (UMU) also collaborates in these sessions. The inaugural conference will be given by Doctor Salvador Martínez Pérez next Tuesday, the 23rd, at 6:30 pm in the UMU Auditorium. The doctor of biochemistry at the Virgen de La Arrixaca University Hospital, Luis Puelles, will present this presentation, where the future of AI will be discussed, because the debate between the advantages and dangers of using AI is of great relevance and interest. Artificial intelligence in many human tasks, including decision-making, is associated with the fear that one day the human mind will be replaced by an artificial one.