UNESCO has launched the initiative “Futures of Education: Learning to Become” with the aim of rethinking education models for the future: a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning should be re-imagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty and precariousness, to shape the future of humanity and the planet.
UNESCO’s Director General has established an independent International Commission for this purpose under the direction of the President of Ethiopia, Mrs. Sahle-Work Zewde, to develop a global relationship on the future of education. The members of the Commission include leading figures from the worlds of politics, academia, arts, science, business and education. The Commission will carefully evaluate all inputs from the global consultation process launched with the Futures of Education initiative, in a collective intelligence effort that will feed into a final report and other in-depth papers.
The goal is to rethink the role of education, learning and knowledge in light of the great challenges we are facing and the opportunities offered by the consideration of possible and preferable futures, following the approach of the so-called futures literacy.
The initiative “Futures of Education: Learning to Become” is involving citizens, organizations, institutions and networks around the world to spread the debate on how knowledge and learning can change the future of humanity and the planet.
For this reason, we have decided to provide a contribution on such an important topic, starting a deepening work that includes several works.
The Italian node of the Millennium Project, the Italian Institute for the Future, Novus Lab and Generation Mover will coordinate a first structured national participatory debate workshop entitled “Education 2050” to be held online on Monday, October 5, 2020, from 4.30 to 7.30 PM (GMT+2).
The event is open to interested people of all ages and backgrounds. The number of participants is limited and the selection criteria will favour the construction of a multigenerational, multidisciplinary and gender-balanced panel. To apply to participate in the workshop, you must complete the application form by September 26, 2020. Candidates will be notified about the selection by September 27th.
Participation is free of charge. The contributions offered during the debate will be included in a report sent to the UNESCO Commission and published in Italian and English by the organizers.
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More information about the initiative, are available at https://en.unesco.org/futuresofeducation/.