Education: building forward together; stronger, bolder, better
As we navigate our new and long-term challenges, we should surely acknowledge education’s importance in safeguarding our futures. Mapping a path from COVID and its consequences for well-being, society and economy, we are adding to our journey, building resilience and sustainability for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The strength of our countries’, cultures and communities’ response to these challenges informs our next EWF theme.
We will consider: what have we learned about sharing data and information and acting together; what have we learned in education about science, data, policy and societal response that might be applied in education; what have we learned about educational resilience and how might that be built into future learning; what have we learned about our individual and collective response and welfare; what approaches to leadership and community action have brought out the best in us and how might we develop that for a more resilient future?
What have we learned about education that we have had to change recently and which of those changes have worked well, or changed our point of view or improved performance or improved equity? Which changes have not worked so well or increased unfairness?
How might AI and other technology-based approaches improve and accelerate learning and help build stronger, bolder and better education?
How should we plan future education in terms of economy, individual and collective resilience and what contribution can or should education make to society and culture?
How should education contribute to community and society to build a stronger, bolder and better future?