Reimagining Education for a Better Future

Welcome to Part II of the Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined e-book series.

In April 2020, WISE launched the Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined virtual convening series in partnership with Salzburg Global Seminar on the impact of COVID-19 on global education. Interest in the series has far exceeded expectations, with events in April and June bringing together more than 3,000 participants from 98 countries, with thousands also participating via social media. The third and final online symposium will take place in September.

To help capture the immense momentum these events have generated within the WISE global community, WISE will publish a special edition e-book, titled Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined: Thoughts and Responses from Education’s Frontline During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond.  The book will be released in parts throughout July, August, and September 2020.

Part two, Education Reimagined features articles and op-eds from thought leaders from around the world who participated in WISE’s second event in June. Experts and global thought leaders like Marc Brackett, Andreas Schleicher, Vishal Talreja and others consider how we can reimagine education for a better future. 

Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar

Introduction: Reimagining Education

We are in a time with the potential for great ruin but also great renewal.
Aaron Eden, Executive Director, Brightworks

The Fundamental Shift Needed to Transform Education

The cries are resounding: “Education must emerge from this global crisis transformed.”
Allan Walker, Asia Pacific Centre & Darren Bryant, Education University of Hong Kong

Leading in Crisis: The Tensions that Forge

Working successfully through crisis depends on real leadership.
Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD

Learning for a New World

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, so do the risks we face.
Andrew Frishman, Co-Executive Director, Big Picture Learning

Love the Questions

Our mission at Big Picture Learning (BPL) is to “activate potential”.
David Ng, Associate Dean, National Institute of Education

Future-ready Learners’ Outcomes and Assessment

Measuring the future-readiness of learners is crucial in building a successful future-ready initiative.
Dominic Regester, Salzburg Global Seminar & Omar Zaki, WISE

Using the Crisis to Reimagine Educational Systems and Practices

School closures have forced learning to take place in many different contexts.
Joysy John, Director of Education, NESTA

Creating a Better Future Through Equality in Education

Over 1 billion children are out of school in over 140 countries around the world.
Leslee Udwin, Founder and CEO, Think Equal

Accelerating Action for System-Change in Education

There is a missing dimension to education.
Louka Parry, CEO and Founder, The Learning Future

The New Success for our Learning Future

Crises both disrupt and reveal.
Margot Foster, Director of Professional Practice, South Australian Education Department

Developing Student Agency in South Australia Seeing Our Learners Anew—’Don’t Waste A Crisis’

We learned that changing practice is hard. 
Omar Zaki, Senior Research Associate, WISE

Thoughts from the Frontline of COVID-19’s Education Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed failings across the board.
Thomas Hatch, Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University

Four Steps Towards the Future

Make the commitment to address issues of equity.
Urvashi Sahni, Founder and CEO, Study Hall Education Foundation

Education in India During the COVID-19 Crisis: An Opportunity to Learn and Reinvent

The crisis is far from over, the coronavirus continues to rage and spread.