The world faces an unprecedented confluence of disruption. Constant advances in artificial intelligence, automation and biotechnology seem to challenge assumptions about what it means to be human. War and instability have triggered widespread dislocation and a migration of people on a scale not seen since the end of the Second World War.
These challenges spark urgent questions about the role of education and its capacity to support learners of all ages in navigating disruption. How can education be most effectively shaped for co-existing and co-creating in a world of complexity and dramatic change? Speakers at the 2017 WISE Summit share their views.
The Future of Learning: Personalized and Curiosity-led
Ms Sarah Borgman
Director and Curator, Skoll Community and Convenings
Rethinking Liberal Arts Education for the Twenty-First Century
Dr. Vishakha Desai
Chair of the Board of Trustees, AFS Intercultural Programs
Measure, Match and Mobilize: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age
Dr. Jörg Dräger
Executive Board member, Bertelsmann Stiftung
To Enable Powerful Learning, Put Pedagogy Before Tech
Mr. Eric Sheninger
Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership, International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE)
Why Schools Need to Do What Works
Sir Kevan Collins
Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
Nudging for Student Success: How Behavioral Science Can Improve Education
Mr. Ben Castleman
Founder and Director, Nudge4 Solutions Lab at the University of Virginia
To Prepare Kids for a Changing Economy, Invest in Great Teaching and More of It
Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chair, KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation
When it comes to preparing students for the future, teachers today have a tough task. In the predictable economy of the past, educators could get kids ready for a job that would last their whole lives, whether it was working in a factory or being a family doctor. But with the advent of robotics, artificial intelligence, and more, there is no roadmap for what jobs will look like 10 or 20 years from now. That’s why the role of classroom teachers must evolve to keep pace with the changes in the global economy and society. It’s crucial because teachers are the key to the quality of any school.