Rethinking Education

7 July 2017

We are living in a world characterized by change, complexity and paradox. This means moving beyond literacy and numeracy, and focus on learning environments and on new approaches to learning for greater justice, social equity and global solidarity.

Recognizing the emergence of a new global context of learning the Director-General of UNESCO established a Senior Experts Group to rethink education in a changing world. The result of the work of the group is presented in "Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good?" (2015).

In the spirit of the landmark publication "Learning: The treasure within" (UNESCO 1996), the report of the Senior Experts Group reconsiders the purpose of education and the principles that govern education and knowledge as common goods.

The publication is intended as a call for policy dialogue and as a platform for research on the future of learning.

  • Original language: English
  • Other available languages: Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • Author: UNESCO
  • Collation: 84 p.
  • Publication year: 2015
  • ISBN: 978-92-3-100088-1 (eng); 978-92-3-600034-3 (ara); 978-92-3-400007-9 (rus); 978-92-3-500004-7 (chi)
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