Learning World
Learning World is a series of weekly TV programs on education developed in the framework of a partnership between WISE and Euronews. It broadcasts 16 times a week to all continents in 13 languages. Most programs revolve around 3 stories of 2-3 minutes each, and highlight education issues from around that globe that surprise, inform and entertain.

Learning World: Rethinking Education

How can schools today prepare their students for a fast changing job market and equip them for future jobs that probably do not even exist today? This question has become at the heart of many debates and experiments reshaping education systems around the world. Learning World explores how two schools in two different continents are challenging the traditional education system and talks to an expert on the subject: Graham Brown-Martin, founder of  Learning Without Frontiers (LWF) and author of the WISE Book Learning {Re}imagined.

Part 1: Developing High-Tech Skills at School, Australia

In Sheldon College, Brisbane, students aged from 15 months to 12 years old benefit from an educational program centred on Project Based Learning and hands-on experience with technology and robotics. Teachers say they are preparing them for jobs that do not exist today and equipping them with the basic high-tech skills that will help them succeed in an unclear future. Watch this video to learn more about this program.

Part 2: Redesigning Teaching in Brazil

In Chico Aysio Public High-School emphasis is rather put on developing students’ life skills such as leadership, time-management, self-organization, flexibility and respect. This school offers unconventional subjects and holds classes away from traditional classrooms. Even physical education classes contribute directly to enhancing students’ academic performance.  Watch this video to learn more about this innovative school.

Part 3: Education for Creative Innovators

Brown-Martin thinks that the need for an education reform derives from the indisputable need of producing creative innovators who are able to address global challenges differently. According to him, the concrete aspect through which education changes is changing assessment models in a way that reinforces life-skills such as collaboration. 

Assessment, Creativity, Curriculum Design and Ecosystem, Innovation in Education, Life Skills, Employment and Skills Gap

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Paul T
The education system that we grew up with is now getting obsolete. It needed to be change and improve. Here(https://blog.weevur.io/rethinking-education-4-core-skills-to-include-in-the-curriculum-d159f961a609) is a short list of some core skills that our curriculum must have in the future.
reply - May 23, 2018