By Naomi Yakawich
Our ever-changing society calls for education systems, schools, educators and leaders to reimagine their programs and approaches and strategically align them, by keeping the long-term interest of their students in mind. Essential education paradigm shifts are needed. For this reason and more, educators and leaders from around are gathering in Seoul for the 2019 Global Peace Convention on February 27 for the Forum on Transforming Education.
Transforming education will require new ideas, innovative strategies, realignment of resources, rethinking professional development and more experimental models that are aimed at enhancing educators and students lifelong learning outcomes. Educators will need to: participate in ongoing professional development; embrace team building; model character, values and skills; and be master facilitators who are student-centered. They should also stimulate new entrepreneurial approaches and out-of-the-box thinking that will help speed up the changes needed for their students so that they are adequately prepared for society and an evolving job market.
Both educators and their students will need to adapt quickly by acquiring a broad set of skills and competencies that will help them advance themselves and develop the human condition in a fast-changing society and job market. These include: problem-solving; critical thinking; creativity; being lifelong learners; entrepreneurship; digital and data skills; interdisciplinary learning; acquiring synthesizing and applying new knowledge; STEM and Arts integration; sports and service that exemplify character, values and skills.
The second panel at the Forum on Transforming Education will explore Innovative Strategies for Education Implementation with in-depth discussion groups and speakers covering topics like Developing Digital and Data Skills, Intercultural Competencies, Interdisciplinary and Lifelong Learning, School and Community Partnerships, and much more!
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Forum on Transforming Education
Hotel President, Schubert Hall, Seoul, Korea,
GLOBAL PEACE CONVENTION 2019
KOREAN DREAM: VISION FOR A UNIFIED KOREA
Seoul, Republic of Korea, February 26th – March 1st, 2019
Panel Two: Innovative Strategies for Education Implementation
Maria Elaine P. De Velez, CEO and Co-Founder, Frontlearners, Inc.
Dr. Suzanne Dillon, Assistant Chief Inspector, Department of Education and Skills, Ireland. Chair, OECD’s The Future of Education and Skills 2030
Wha Kuk Lee, Director, Korea Institute of Character Education
Ashok Pandey, Principal, Ahlcon International School, Delhi, India
Brenda Valerio, Program Head, IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc. Philippines
Mutheu Kasanga, Chairperson, Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA)