Together, they take on the role of guiding the daily work of jp.ik’s team, while reflecting our own mission of contributing to the transformation of communities around the world.
Although the amazingness of technology, we still like the comfy smell of books, so here, you have the opportunity to glance our printed editions.
Building Bridges through a Quality Education is the cross-cutting theme for this eighth edition into which you will find an entire section dedicated to the theme, highlighting the relevance of connecting people, opportunities and visions through education towards a sustainable and inclusive future. Education is about building bridges between individuals, urban and rural communities, North and South, East and West. Education is also about connection; bringing communities together!
Big data, cloud, data-analytics, artificial intelligence, self-tracking-data are no longer foreign words. No matter what area we work in, the fact is we want to succeed and evolve and we need to know the level of impact of our initiatives, in order to do so.
The one million dollar question is not “Why we must invest more in education?”, but “how can we invest more in education?”. The fact is developing countries have leaner government budgets, experiencing a more difficult process when it comes the time to decide where the money should go to and how much.
We work daily to implement innovative and sustainable solutions that promote the transformation of communities through technology, engineering and pedagogy. Saying this means, we believe our mission is to provide global access to Knowledge through technological solutions, contributing for a global sustainable development.
Globally thinking, and as a civilization, the key challenges we face at the edge of the 21st century are conflict, violence, terrorism and war. Alongside these challenges, there are also equally key and terrible consequences, such as, famine, poverty, the spread of diseases, despair, environmental destruction and social inequality.
It would be too brave to believe that this change happened only because we have introduced technology into classrooms or because we fully absorb the assumptions of digital. I do not believe. The challenge is bigger. Awareness of benefits involves the ecosystem. We did not evaluate the room, but rather the ecosystem. It no longer makes sense to talk about technology alone, but rather we have open the way to a new approach, much less fragile and inconsistent. New pedagogical practices, new methodologies, new learning and new tools were introduced.
Going global has brought us, in JP-IK, the responsibility to change our lens and zoom into each specific context, developing multidisciplinary and integrated solutions that deliver the best outcome for people, communities and the country as a whole, in order to achieve its long-term competitiveness and sustainability.
Five years ago, JP-IK was publishing the first issue of its corporate magazine: The mg Times. It started as a small editorial project, however, with a valuable mission: to provide a global insight into the pathways of Education, raising topics of great interest for debating the present and the future of Education.