SDG 4.5 calls for countries to “eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations”. How can systems be reformed to enable them to provide large scale solutions to providing quality, inclusive education and training for all?
The pressure is on to find new and innovative ways to strengthen and improve education for all. There are calls for education and training systems to reorient towards delivering the skills required for future work and social life- often termed ‘21st Century Skills’. However, we live in a period of time where the future is increasingly unpredictable, and the careers that many of today’s children will have, do not yet exist. Meanwhile, the vast majority of national education systems have not moved on, and remain bound to measuring quality and learning through rigid, knowledge acquisition-based tests. How might we re-imagine what inclusive education and training systems of the future should look like?
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Date: September 17 - 19 2019
The conference will explore the following themes: