WISE and Banco Santander co-organized a one–day Forum to bring together leaders in education, business and policy to discuss and debate the future of education.
This WISE@Madrid Forum, ‘Imagining the Future of Education,’ took place at Banco Santander Financial City on 28 February 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
We have embraced the profound changes of the digital age and we are exploring the further dazzling disruption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, yet education often remains unchanged and seems largely disconnected from these dramatic developments.
Life-long learning has become crucial. As technology replaces human roles, big data, artificial intelligence and smart living create new workforce paradigms and require new skills. Imagining future jobs calls for a reimagined, renewed education today.
How can education systems transform themselves to anticipate the future? What tools and innovations will be the real change-makers? What role should higher education, technology and entrepreneurship play in shaping change?
The WISE@Madrid Forum explored new narratives of change, and ways for rethinking tomorrow’s education to better prepare learners as effective, empowered and fulfilled individuals able to contribute to their communities.
The Forum more particularly explored the following topics:
- Emerging tools and successful experiences for system level change
- The role of higher education in preparing learners for future jobs
- New entrepreneurship and twenty-first century skills for smarter, happier societies