What Lies Ahead? A Look into the Futures of Education

NISSEM and Teachers College, Columbia University co-organised two webinars in December 2020 and January 2021 on “Civic Responsibility, Textbooks and Pedagogy in a Time of Rapid Change. The presentations featured the authors of three related background papers commissioned by UNESCO’s Futures of Education Commission. In the first session, NISSEM co-conveners Aaron Benavot and Andy Smart joined Helen Haste (University of Bath), Vidur Chopra (Teachers’ College) and Michele Schweisfurth (University of Glasgow), while in the second session, James Williams (George Washington University) contributed to the NISSEM presentation on textbooks and pedagogy. Both webinars were moderated by Noah Sobe of UNESCO and Loyola University.

Offering their reactions to the pressing issues and innovative ideas brought to light by the presenters were  Mohammad Mahboob Morshed of the BRAC Institute of Educational Development (11 December) and Enrique Chaux, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (7 January).

You are invited to watch full recordings of the two webinars On the Futures of Education: Civic Responsibility, Pegagogy and Textbooks on the NISSEM YouTube channel. The links below will take you there:

Session 1: December 11, 2020

Session 2: January 7, 2021

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