Towards Global Learning Goals

Islands of Opportunity

Our latest report highlights some of the countries and international institutions that have emerged as pioneers of education of the head, hand and heart, and the lessons that can be learnt from them. They show that reformers need a long-term strategy to measure what matters, track what works, and then provide the right incentives to let teachers and learners achieve that in their own way. Finland, Singapore and others show what can be done with vision and patience.

Download: 'Islands of Opportunity'Our first report: 'The World Needs Global Learning Goals'Our second report: 'Kindling the Flame'Our third report: 'From Ferment to Fusion'Our fourth report: 'Our Tech Manifesto'Our fifth report: 'Universities of the Future'

Islands of Opportunity

  • “Even in countries traditionally seen as education leaders, political trends can often take education towards nationalism, rote learning and hierarchy rather than global citizenship, creative learning and networks. Even within the most developed economies, the gap between the best and worst education is alarming.
  • But there are islands of opportunity. Our latest report highlights some of the countries and international institutions that have emerged as pioneers of education of the head, hand and heart, and the lessons that can be learnt from them. They show that reformers need a long-term strategy to measure what matters, track what works, and then provide the right incentives to let teachers and learners achieve that in their own way. Finland, Singapore and others show what can be done with vision and patience.”

What can be done?

After talking to learners, educators, experts, politicians and campaigners from across the world, we are getting behind realistic, specific, and actionable ideas which could bring an education of the head, hand and heart closer for all learners. We are acting on this report by taking these ideas to the Global Tech Panel convened by Microsoft President Brad Smith and EU Vice President Federica Mogherini, and to senior UN leaders in our open letter, below.

(Photo of Finnish school by Hundred)

You can also download our first report, ‘The World Needs Global Learning Goals’, where we outline the exciting conversation happening in learning, the challenges we face, and how the Towards Global Learning Goals initiative plans to work on it.

Our second report, ‘Kindling the Flame’, claims most people are learning the wrong things in the wrong way, proposes Global Learning Goals for all learners, and sets out the challenges we face to make them happen.

Our third report, ‘From Ferment to Fusion’, looks further at the challenges we set out in ‘Kindling the Flame’. We reflect on innovation and change, and we identify for each challenge a practical, coalition building, action.

Our fourth report, ‘Our Tech Manifesto’ sets out a manifesto for how tech can help genuinely collaborative problem solving rather than just disruption, and Tom Fletcher writes an open letter to tech leaders asking for their help in stirring a ‘learning reawakening’. Our fourth report, ‘Universities of the Future’gathered experts from higher education, tech, government and the creative arts to ask existential questions about the future of the university and start to propose some answers.

   
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