Transform.Ed Briefing #36
Inside the Briefing: Fostering resilience in educators, educational institutions, and the broader education systems as a whole.
Climate change, calamities, conflicts, pandemics, and socio-economic inequities are some of the most critical challenges confronting our world today. These have far-reaching consequences for human existence including our lifestyles, livelihoods, and life in general. Education is no exception. The COVID-19 pandemic, for instance, created one of the largest disruptions of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners globally. Similarly, ongoing conflicts like those in Ukraine and South Sudan continue to disrupt education, resulting in significant learning losses that could affect generations to come. These crises have exposed the inability of our education systems to cater to the needs of learners and their future.
Building resilient education systems is essential to avert these crises from evolving into a generational catastrophe. In our last poll, we asked our readers about the most influential factor in establishing such robust systems. 50% of the respondents identified curriculum flexibility as the major contributor to resilient education systems while others were evenly split between emphasizing education continuity plans and fostering community engagement and support.
As we proceed towards shaping more robust and resilient systems, the key to success lies in rethinking learning and reimagining education to empower individuals and societies towards human and planetary flourishing. Such flourishing can only be achieved when we are committed to developing systems that prioritize social justice, equity, inclusion, and resilience.
Based on your experience, what are the top three steps or aspects we should consider while shaping more resilient and robust classrooms, schools, and education systems?
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The Global Citizenship Foundation is a leading specialist international organization based in South Asia (NCR Delhi, India) and the European Union (Tallinn, Estonia). Its principal mandate is to realize the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 4 and Target 4.7 (Education for Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development). Since 2016, the GCF has impacted education in 70+ countries, striving to transform education for human and planetary flourishing.