The urgent need to transform education was at the forefront of discussion at the ChangeNOW 2022 Summit in Paris. The Future of Education session was devoted to discussing the large extent to which education systems must change to accommodate as well as tackle the challenges of our times, both for the present and in the future.
Here are some inspiring words and key takeaways about the Future of Education session from the speakers themselves:
“We are at risk of exaggerating existing inequality if we do not prepare for the green economy.”Sophie Howe, Future Generation Commissioner of Wales
If you ever think you are too small to make a change, look at what Wales is doing via The Well-being of Future Generations Act.
“Within English Language Learning, we need to look at creating global citizens, a way of learning that is inclusive to everybody.”Harry Waters, Founder of Renewable English
“If youth learn to care for themselves, they learn to care for others and the planet.”
He challenges us: “What if we give children the right to ask for more rights?” and introduces a new concept of ‘planetism’ – being a citizen of the planet.François Taddei, Co-Founder, Learning Planet Institute
“There is no future if we don’t act today…being present has never been more important. There’s no longer time to waste!”
“If we keep deferring the promise to tomorrow, every day we lose is a loss of opportunity for a child to believe.”Kiran Bir Sethi, Founder, Design for Change