Education for 21st century children

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
4pm – 6pm (CEST)
Where: IIEP-UNESCO auditorium
7-9 rue Eugene Delacroix, 75116 Paris

This event will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French (only in English via livestream).

The next IIEP Strategic Debate on how education systems can respond to the changing nature of childhood in the 21st century.

The modern-day world has reshaped childhood. From advances in health care to the capabilities of new technology, children today are in many ways far better placed than previous generations. However, the fast pace of today’s world has also brought on new challenges. Reports indicate higher levels of stress and less sleep among today’s youth. New technologies – while being a source of opportunity – have also opened the door to new risks, such as cyber-bullying and screen addiction. How can education systems address these realities? How should education systems respond to the changing nature of childhood?

For IIEP’s first Strategic Debate of the year, please join us in welcoming Tracey Burns, a Senior Analyst in OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. She will discuss how schools can work with parents and communities to protect and guide children, while also creating open and supportive school environments. She will also present new research on how these issues impact school planning, teaching, and learning at each stage of the education system.

Riel Miller, Head of Futures Literacy at UNESCO who has recently published the book Transforming the future: Anticipation in the 21st century, will also join the event as discussant, and Michaela Martin, a Programme Specialist at IIEP, will moderate.