Education: building forward together; stronger, bolder, better
Our countries’, our communities’ and our cultures’ positive responses to new and long-term challenges inform our EWF 2022 theme. In our formal sessions and informal discussions, we will draw on what we have learned and how it can be shared. We will examine how we each are finding, or have found, ways to build resilience and well-being for our people and sustainability for our planet. We will learn how education might help us embrace peace, partnership and prosperity and lead to successful economies.
Our sessions have been designed to assist us in learning from education and how responses by all its stakeholders have strengthened, changed and improved. They will explore what we have learned about equity, use of artificial intelligence, technology, data and information and their impact on what seems most important for education when society and its systems become more stretched and pressured.
The programme will inform us about planning and developing education to support individual and collective resilience, economic progress and the contribution education can or should make. In all, by following the programme through, we hope that we will each have been helped to develop our own picture, for our own contexts, of how we should build a stronger, bolder and better future.
The EWF programme is dynamic and develops as discussions take place with speakers. Nine plenary, panel sessions, which represent a journey through the theme, will examine the following questions in turn:
- What should we learn from our responses to recent challenges?
- How should we improve equity and assign resources more effectively?
- How can we build stronger bolder better education?
- How can we build greater trust and agency and thereby improve education?
- What steps should we take to create digital equity, resilient infrastructure and practical support?
- How should we design smooth learning pathways all the way from nursery and all the way through education?
- How can we successfully build the citizens and society we hope for?
- How should we accelerate collaborative innovation?
- How can we intentionally align policy, learning priorities and edtech development?
They will be complemented by six ministerial exchanges, delving deeper into some of the critical issues.