Educate A Child Lecture Series: Lessons from the Field
This inaugural event is a joint collaboration between Education Above All Foundation, Mission 4.7 and the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University to build upon the global dialogue and momentum created by UNESCO’s Transforming Education Summit in September 2022.
The lecture series will be a space to explore the foundational, ethical, theoretical, and philosophical underpinnings of what Transformative Education entails with education ministers, world organization leaders, think-tanks, academics, practitioners and youth to set the agenda for Transformative Education leading up to COP 28.
This year’s inaugural session will focus on what is required of foundational learning in the 21st Century for a Transformative Education, redefining what it means in the age of a climate crisis and how we can provide quality education in inclusive ways.
As a result of this lecture series, we aim to bridge policy and practice with a summary document that address key findings from the series. This includes ecological, ethical, value-driven characters and considerations that go from being ideals into what will be practiced norms and encouraged practices in learning communities in the scope of this partnership and beyond.
Keynote & Speakers include:
Mission 4.7 Co-Chairs
Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary General
Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director General UNESCO
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of Center for Sustainable Development
Fahad Al-Sulaiti, CEO, Education Above All
The Ministerial Panel and Technical Panel will feature representatives from:
Ministry of Portugal
Ministry of Colombia
Ministry of Dominica
Municipality of Rio de Janeiro
Ban Ki-moon Foundation
Globe from Home
The speakers and panels will attempt to address the following questions:
In these uncertain times, how should we prepare our learners to learn the techniques of learning and become resilient?
How can we support the whole-child through the foundations of learning?
How should we make our education value-driven to enable global citizenship education to enter our curriculums?
What are the foundations of green skills and preparing our adult learners to reach their potential?
The following outcomes are anticipated:
An expanded understanding of foundational learning beyond reading, writing and basic skills, including examples of new value and ethics-driven frameworks for foundational learning and Transformative Education
Practical examples of content and methodologies for enabling more comprehensive foundational learning to be more widely available
Practical examples of how Transformative Education has been adopted and implemented in broader education planning as well as more specific education program design
Consideration of how to facilitate measurement of a wider range of learning outcomes will be presented
Identification of key areas for future research