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Looking globally: the future of education

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Looking globally: the future of education
Looking globally: the future of education

The next generation will need many different skills to those we can easily imagine today. Young people will need to be able to learn quickly and efficiently, to think critically and dismiss fake facts, and to offer creative solutions for problems that no-one has yet considered. With this in mind, we will explore three big themes that are challenging the world itself and therefore education:  the environment, demographic changes and the impact of technological advances. The key question is: is education fit for this future?

You will be invited to look to the future and to reflect on the past and learn from it. Think with us about what we can do as educationalists to support young people to meet the challenges ahead. 

On this free course you will be able to enhance your learning by collaborating and interacting with others online.

Looking globally: the future of education

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First Published: 09/05/2017

Updated: 05/02/2020

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