In today’s world, education systems are in need of reform – reproducing what we know on standardised tests and the like is no longer needed as we enter an era of automation and outsourcing. Rather it is about applying knowledge creatively in novel situations. As nearly anyone can find information online, human advancement will be dependent on what we do with the knowledge we accumulate.
Among the questions to be addressed:
- How can we best foster creative problem-solving skills among students inside and outside of school systems?
- Are there existing education systems that we can use as models?
- How might school curriculum look in the second half of the 21st century?
- What are ways that education and educational systems can be redesigned to foster dialogue and humanistic principles from an early age?