How to Bring Learning to Life?
On Day 1, participants reflected on how we can ensure that learning is relevant to people’s everyday needs and aspirations and addresses real-world challenges and opportunities. Issues to be discussed will include:
- Literacy and numeracy – How can we guarantee the attainment of minimum standards by all learners?
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) – Do all learners need high-level STEM skills and, if so, how can we teach them most effectively?
- 21st-Century Citizenship – Are there universal values for global citizenship and if so, how do we impart these to learners?
How to Bring Life to Learning?
On Day 2 and 3, sessions focused on how international, national and local communities can provide and support lifelong learning that is accessible, lively and engaging. Issues discussed included:
- Teachers – Can we have education without teachers?
- Data for education – What are the big questions we want big data to answer and for what purposes?
- Risk, success and failures – Are entrepreneurial approaches to risk-taking relevant for educators?
- MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) – Will MOOCs improve quality and access for all learners, or are they just the most recent fashion of the day?
- Frugal innovation – Can we do more with less?
- Technology – Is technology liberating learning?