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

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Week 2: Why do we educate?


An image shows three teenage students sat outside, in discussion.
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Welcome to Week 2 of Looking globally: the future of education.

The focus this week is on models, theories or conceptual frameworks that are often used to help explain the underpinning ideas of an education system. By considering these frameworks you can begin to develop your own ideas about what is important when considering educating the next generation. There are many ways of thinking about the purposes education has; just three models for education will be discussed here – each offering a different approach.