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Can education shape our futures? UNESCO's Futures of Education report

07 December 2021, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm

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An online discussion of UNESCO's 'Reimagining our futures together: a new social contract for education' report. This event provides an opportunity to hear from Arjun Appadurai, one of the members of the International Commission on UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Will Brehm

In November 2021, UNESCO launched the report 'Reimagining our futures together: a new social contract for education', produced by the International Commission on the Futures of Education. 

It often seems that our species (and perhaps our planet) are headed towards some sort of cataclysm, in which climate, disease, inequality and xenophobia threaten to make the human future very short.

Education has two potentials: one is to lengthen our futures as a species and the other is to make those futures more just, more full, and more peaceful. Even if we cannot make futures as we please, education still has the potential to make our collective futures worthy of our highest shared ideals, and to realise both its potentials.

Chair

  • Moses Oketch, Co-Director of the Centre for Education and International Development, UCL Institute of Education.

Welcome

  • Beatrice Szczepek Reed, Head of the School of Education, Communication and Society, King’s College London.

Keynote

  • Arjun Appadurai, member of the International Commission on UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative.

Discussants

  • Paul Morris, Professor of Comparative Education, UCL Institute of Education.
  • Maren Elfert, Lecturer in Education and Society, School of Education, Communication and Society, King’s College London.

Q&A

  • Moderated by Will Brehm, Associate Professor of International Development and Education, UCL Institute of Education.

Closing

  • Li Wei, Director of the UCL Institute of Education.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in education, international development and Futures of Education.


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