The Felipe Segovia Foundation, offered all the teaching staff from SEK Schools and Camilo José Cela University the opportunity to share and celebrate their best teaching practices, around the ideals of a man whose philosophy on education defined the roots of the SEK Education Group.
The 1st Felipe Segovia Symposium was held on 13 November 2015. Teachers and lecturers from the Schools and the University, as well as students from the UCJC School of Education were invited to attend and take part in this space for reflection and professional development that celebrated talent and experience, featuring the most cutting-edge initiatives to improve student’s learning experience and that are the hallmark of the Group.
This first year hinged on: “the student, the measure of the life and education at the SEK Group”, the first of the Group’s ideological concepts and at the core of its educational activity. The practices presented at the event highlighted the role of the student as the driver of his or her own learning process.
The event was structured around three speaking panels: ‘Learning Spaces’, ‘Teaching and learning: strategies’ and ‘Educational Innovation at the University’. These presentations outlined initiatives related to creative spaces, Makerspaces, maths teaching methods and the SEK Lab, among others.
With the aim of expanding the participation of the whole SEK Educational Community, the following tools were used: Streaming, the internal social network Yammer, the video social network Wooze and Twitter and Facebook.
Special emphasise was placed on the participation of the whole Educational Community, because we are all teachers and students, and because, as Felipe Segovia said, ‘You learn to teach everyday’.
The event closed with the annual SEK Day tribute to the Group’s staff.
10:00 to 10:30 Opening ceremony
10:30 to 11:45 PANEL 1. Learning spaces
11:45 to 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 to 13:30 PANEL 2. Teaching and learning: strategies
‘Nosotros sumamos, tú multiplicas.’ Marian Portela and Ana Mª Fernandez
A walk through Maths. Juan José Ramírez Gonzalez
13:30 to 15:00 Lunch
15:00 to 16:15 PANEL 3. Innovación educativa en la universidad
Espacio educativo de literaturas interactivas. Sonia Betancort
SEKLab. Felix López and Jesús Torres
16:30 to 17:30 Presentation of the SEK Group Awards
17:30 to 18:00 Closing ceremony of the Symposium
19:00 SEK Day
The 2nd Felipe Segovia Symposium was held on 11 November 2016. An event for all the teaching community that showcased the best teaching initiatives in the different field of learning at SEK International Schools and Camilo José Cela University.
In this second edition, the Felipe Segovia Symposium revolves around the concept of: SEK Education Group, a learning community.
The first block featured the makerspaces, and a discussion on the maker movement, with an opening address by Professor Stephen Heppell.
Over forty initiatives launched over the past academic year at SEK International Schools and Camilo José Cela University were showcased, as part of the workshops on best practices, which featured:
Small smarties project in 3rd of primary’ (SEK Award for Primary)
The results of the Cocreation Team A workshop were reviewed and the Junior Advisory Board was presented, an advisory board made up of ten students from SEK International Schools.
At the end of the event, the SEK Awards were presented, paying special homage to the figure of Felipe Segovia Olmo, who was recently awarded the Grand Cross of Alfonso X the Wise for his work in education.
‘One learns to teach every day’
Felipe Segovia Olmo
The 3rd Felipe Segovia Symposium took place on November 10, 2017, in the classrooms of the SEK-El Castillo International School and the Camilo José Cela University Campus
The meeting offered the opportunity to showcase numerous education initiatives that are being carried out and developed in the different learning environments of SEK International Schools and Camilo José Cela University, bringing together 450 people at the UCJC campus and in the classrooms of SEK-El Castillo.
At an event marking the 125th anniversary of the SEK Education Group, over 80 teachers actively took part in the 37 projects showcased at the event.