Bring people together to engage and provoke strong dialogue to anticipate the broad ramiﬁcations of education in the 21st Century.
Encourage disruptive dialogue – to break conventional thinking and explore alternative ways of imagining, conceptualizing and conveying a wide-range of emerging and evolving questions in the educational arena writ large.
Develop a strong and global network of parties interested in uniting thoughts and actions to imagine Education in the 21st Century.
Make a meaningful diﬀerence for learners across the world.
Balance local and global perspectives while envisioning the education of the 21st Century is indeed essential to root discussions in the cultural and socio-economic realities of societies.
Education in the 21st Century is seen in its longitudinally of life-long learning, bridging K through 12, to post-secondary education to the work place, and its horizontality, recognizing the important complementarity of formal, informal, and non-formal learning opportunities.
As AI continues to progress and businesses across the globe benefit from its capabilities, it is important to ensure that the technology is being harnessed for good, to create a better, fairer society. AI systems are already superior to humans in certain tasks such as image recognition, data analysis and problem solving tasks. These advances present a wealth of ethical questions surrounding biases that could appear in the data, security issues, and potential consequences if systems are hacked or used irresponsibly.
If we build a machine with the intellectual capability of one human, within five years, its successor will be more intelligent than all of humanity combined. After one generation or two generations, they’d just ignore us. Just the way you ignore the ants in your backyard.
When we talk about 21st century pedagogy, we have to consider many things—the objectives of education, the curriculum, how assessment strategies work, the kind of technology infrastructure involved, and how leadership and policy facilitate attaining education goals.