‘Innovate to include’, the central theme of the IV Conference on Educational Innovation of the IES El Galeón

The conference takes place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of May in the Adeje Auditorium

7 may 2024
The IES El Galeón and Adeje Town Hall are organising the IV International Conference on Educational Innovation.  The theme this year is “innovation and communication in an inclusive environment", and the event will see 12 educational centres take part and aims to highlight collaborative work, and improve the creative-communicative capacity and critical thinking of students. The conference takes place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of May in the Adeje Auditorium.
The opening ceremony was attended by a large group of authorities including the director of IES El Galeón, Salvador González Hernández, the Deputy Minister of Education, José Manuel Cabrera Delgado, the deputy director of the Teacher Centre (CEP Sur), Ricardo Cubas Montelongo, the mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga and the Adeje councillors for culture and for education, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera and Coraima Afonso Navarro, respectively, as well as teachers from the participating schools.
For Salvador González Hernández, "this initiative demonstrates the commitment of the schools to coexistence and the work carried out in the classroom". He continued,  "this is the first time that primary schools have taken part in this conference and this step forward represents an important advance in collaborative work aimed at continuing to promote the development of a critical spirit in pupils". Ricardo Cubas Montelongo acknowledged the collaborative work of the schools and their good work in terms of the synergies that have arisen between them to develop the conference.
For his part José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said that "in the times in which we live it is essential that there is integration, coexistence and empathy, values that we must learn at school, the perfect place to build a better society. We in Adeje council will continue working in this constructive process and supporting this type of initiative".
José Manuel Cabrera Delgado stressed the role of international mobility of students from the Canary Islands, which has been reflected in this conference which focuses on coexistence. In this sense, he said that "mobility and internationalisation are very important for the Canary Islands government, because the active exchange processes allow students to get to know others realities and, at the same time, to show our culture too".  
The participating schools include CEIP Adeje, Tijoco Bajo, Barranco de Las Torres, Fañabé, Los Olivos and Armeñime, IES Adeje, Los Cristianos, Ichasagua, La Fresneda de Asturias, Gymnasium Hartberg from Austria and the host, IES El Galeón.