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Transform.Ed Briefing #38
Inside the Briefing: From education missing out on its purpose to creating creative curriculums and rethinking assessments - on the path to many futures of education
Citing the recent statistics that there are now 250 million out-of-school children and youth, Audrey Azoulay described education as being in a state of emergency, highlighting the grave denial of the right to education and the repercussions that go well beyond mere economic deprivation.
Though financial stability is one of the vital functions of education, it has a much greater role to play. With the rise of hate speech, conflicts, epidemics, and climate emergencies, it is evident that education is falling short. Whether it is the inequitable access or the declining quality or maybe, a disconnect from its purpose, education must evolve to meet the pressing challenges of the 21st century.
In 2021, UNESCO unveiled the Futures of Education report, a blueprint for the future of global education. It advocated for a new social contract for education underpinned by equity, inclusion, and sustainability principles. In line with this, last week, we asked our readers what they think represents the central element in reshaping the futures of education. 50% of respondents voted for emphasis on experiential learning, while the remaining half believed access and inclusivity are crucial.
As we look into the emerging landscape of education, do you think reimagining education involves rethinking our teaching and learning practices? How would our role as educators evolve in keeping abreast of the possible futures of education? Do you think data collection, evidence-keeping, and consistent feedback from students and parents can help us reshape our teaching practices, to that effect?
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