After the success of “MyWord2015” survey, that the United Nations launched a few years ago, UNESCO proposes a new survey. It is about the “Futures of Education: Learning to Become“. The starting idea comes from an independent International Commission. It is about rethinking education and shaping the future in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and precariousness.
The initiative is the outcome of the work inside UNESCO. It comes under the leadership of the President of Ethiopia, Her Excellency President Sahle-Work Zewde.
“Futures of Education: Learning to Become” is a UNESCO’s new flagship initiative in the field of education. The focus is on reimagining together how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet.
The survey takes only one minute to complete. It asks respondents to share their views on the top 3 challenges that lie ahead. It also asks what the top 3 priorities of education should be in order to address these challenges. The answers and the participation of organisations is relevant and meaningful. UNESCO will use them to prepare the next global report on the futures of education.
The aim of the survey is to make sure that young people’s ideas and opinions can be heard to make a difference. Furthermore it is worth mentioning that the survey is available in multiple languages. Indeed the aim is to meet the needs of everyone and guarantee the broader participation possible.
To become part of this global initiative, individuals and organisations can either:
- submit their ideas and views on the futures of education,
- vote on the top challenges and purposes of education (1-minute survey),
- submit an artwork to share their vision of Education projected in 2050.