From Bertelsmann Future Challenges
This shift will draw on many different aspects of our changing world. Primary among them is the cultural richness and diversity of our societies, from which we all benefit. We need science, humanities and the arts. We need academics and non-academics, not only to survive but to thrive throughout our lives. Only if education focuses on societies as a whole and their many needs will we successfully face the challenges to come. Further, a new education system should include: openness to multiple kinds of knowledge; receptiveness to a broader variety of disciplines; embrace of new technologies; balance between formal and informal ways of learning; a re-thinking of standardization; personalization that fits each learner; universal access to knowledge; and a redefinition of what it means to be a “teacher” and a “learner”.
Education at all levels and around the globe will underpin our ability to communicate and work together to tackle all of the megatrends. With better education, we'll be better prepared for the challenges to come. Technology itself will not revolutionize education, but new technologies will be significant drivers for the shift that will take place in educational models around the world. Technology lowers the borders to knowledge and communication, enabling an informal approach to education. As learning spreads outside of traditional schools and universities, innovation will spread too.
Education Sessions at the Global Economic Symposium 2011
The first link of each session will take you GES Policy Wiki on FutureChallenges.org to propose concrete solutions, the second link leads you to the GES 2011 Session Information.