4 November 2020
STEAM 4 EDUCATION
This session will elaborate on the importance and quality of STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) pervading every part of our live. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic design of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally friendly changes to our home. Arts recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate art elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives.
The focus of the session is on exploring and discussing solutions for developing the next generation of STEAM skilled talent necessary to drive innovation and economic growth. If properly educated in STEAM and equipped with digital tools at the early age, specially girls and women may “leapfrog” gender gaps and secure their participation in the society and an inclusive economy.
5 November 2020
Growing concerns about climate change, environmental degradation and scarcity of resources are changing the nature of work and life. Technological progress aligned with sustainability issues require the need to explore and develop “Green Education” that not only focus on sustainable production and frugal living, but also help to overcome environmental challenge in a systematic way. Especially TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) and related transformations of TVET and Lifelong Learning can play a fundamental and crucial role in this context.
This session will take participants through the need for greening education and discuss successful TVET approaches that can be taken to translate “education for green growth and sustainability” into action. The session is dedicated to knowledge sharing on greening education including topics such as ecologising curriculum, greening of courses and challenge individuals to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns, opportunities and solutions.
6 November 2020
The 4th Industrial Revolution is changing the world around us. Digital innovations, the internet of things and big data are driving globalization beyond borders and impact the global economy, the environment, labor markets and the entire society. The intellectual intensive jobs will be impacted just as much as shop floor activities and modern manufacturing. Thus, education and skills development from primary school to life-long learning, as well as partnerships at all levels, and within all sectors, are in high demand globally. Individuals will need to be well educated and highly trained in new technologies, but also more importantly in the values associated with using those technologies.
This session will elaborate on the question how to move education forward in the digital era and how to leverage partnership between education, business and organisations to leapfrog digital skills gaps globally for the benefit of inclusive global growth.