Michele Schweisfurth's contribution to On the Futures of Education webinar

Columbia University’s Teachers College & NISSEM, in partnership with UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative, recently held a webinar on rethinking education’s role in shaping the future amidst rapid change and increasing complexity. The event was run twice (on December 11 and January 7) with different timezones in mind. This webinar presented key points from select Background Papers commissioned by the Futures of Education initiative, and featured lively audience participation around:

  • How is change conceptualized in different parts of the world?
  • How, if at all, should we profoundly rethink education & learning?
  • What is the role of curricula & textbooks in preparing for ambiguous futures?

The webinar was moderated by Noah Sobe (UNESCO & Loyola University Chicago) and featured distinguished presenters:

  • Helen Haste (University of Bath) & Vidur Chopra (Teachers College, Columbia University)
  • Michele Schweisfurth (University of Glasgow)
  • Andy Smart, Aaron Benavot (University at Albany-State University New York), James Williams (George Washington University) (NISSEM co-convenors)

Discussants were Mahboob Morshed (BRAC Institute of Educational Development) and Enrique Chaux (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia).

 


 

 

First published: 30 November 2020

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