Sir Fazle Abed -top 70 alumni networks & 5 scots curious about hi-trust hi-tech
please tell us of who is creating space to discuss 37th annual alumni debates of 1984, The 2025 report explored the hypothesis that sustainability depended more on the connection of radical changes in technology with innovation by educators than any other skill set
==================year 36 let's learn to do better than 2020- 7.5 billion brains can ...
as 2020 closes - one ray of hope: two thirds of world who are asian now celebrate round education commission asia and then nov 2020 global leaders forum hosted by korea, keynote by gordon brown
00:37 and who as an academic and writer is recognized and admired for his innovative research and insights especially in HTHT: High-Tech High-Touch education, admired not just in this continent but in every continent --now this conference meets at the right time because we're indeed at an inflection point
01:10 and it has brought more economic havoc, disrupted more trade, killed off more jobs, led to more lost production, caused more company closures than has any modern recession
01:20 And it has not only undermined the cultural and social foundations of our lives but it is making us rethink the way we live, the way we work, the way we travel. the way we learn the way we study
because the education they once enjoyed has been interrupted- many of whom may never return to school, or even if they do they may never catch up on their learning
04:08 you know at the height of the pandemic 1.6 billion children and young people- 90 percent of the world's pupils and students had their education disrupted-nearly a billion students are still shut out from schools today
06:01 and with families under extreme financial pressure millions of boys and girls may soon join the 152 million children already forced into child labour
06:11 and many girls will join the 12 million girls a year who are forced into becoming child brides
06.21 with one estimate suggesting this illiteracy could lose us as a society as much as 10 Trillion dollars per year in future earnings we are standing by doing too little as havoc is reaped by one of the biggest forces accelerating inequality in our generation
06:35 quality education is vital to lift people out of poverty; to ensure healthier families advance racial and gender equality, unlock job opportunities increase security
06:45 and create a more just peaceful and sustainable world- and girls education is a proven link to lowering fertility rates and reducing population growth which itself is one of the key drivers of climate change
06:56 education especially of girls leads to better health- a child whose mother can read is
· fifty percent more likely to live past the age of five
· fifty percent more likely to be immunized twice as likely to attend school
and so this is why we must come together as a global community and save the future of our children in response to this crisis
the education commission in partnership with an unprecedented global coalition of international organizations launched save our future to call for urgent investigation in education to prevent what we call the generational catastrophe
three actions are urgently needed
· first we must reopen schools but make sure they are safe schools
· second we must prevent what the world bank and unesco estimate could be a funding gap of 200 billions in education budgets in the next year as countries reallocate resources to health and social welfare and
· third to use available resources to greatest effect we must be innovative
by creating the international finance facility for education securing 500 million of grants and government guarantees that could unlock two billion dollars of educational investment to be made through the asian development bank and other development banks
08:13 and i urge the korean government to join as a funding donor of the development banks and we must use this crisis as an opportunity to transform education
8.25 you see if you think of the monumental changes we have seen in the way we organize our factories, our homes, our hospitals and our travel,
08:30 and then think of how little education has changed with until recently so little online and how little the school itself has changed from the setting of world classrooms with the teacher as the sage on the stage and the pupils sitting in rows of desks
08:44 think of the educational revolution we need as we meet the demand for ever-changing skills: continuous learning and try to harness technology to support those most left behind
08:55 a study published just last year revealed how disparities in learning achievements have not diminished over the last 50 years; the most disadvantaged still perform at levels that are three to four years behind the most affluent and we must change this
09:09 online learning became a necessity almost overnight but yet close to half of the world's pupils and students don't have access to the internet
09:17 across the world more than 460 million- almost one third of school-aged children had not been reached by remote learning at all -so this could be the moment for us to transform education, to create individualized adaptive learning which meets children where they are with personalized learning, at scale for every student not just the lucky few
this is why the education commission and its hub in asia under the leadership of korea’s ju-ho lee are spearheading the high tech high touch for all initiative: combining the power of human touch and interaction from teachers with the power of adaptive learning and technology such as artificial intelligence. the high-tech refers to an adaptive technology that can help deliver personalized learning. it identifies prior knowledge and tailors instruction to diverse learning
needs allowing students to be stimulated and nurtured as they progress at their own pace. this can also be done initially in low-tech ways but artificial intelligence can allow us to track a child's
experience with software informed data and gear every child's learning to their aptitude is one way forward. the high touch element is the indispensable human connection provided by teachers. with the use of high tech teachers, can give more personalized guidance.no longer just the lecturer who's the sage on the stage but also the tutor and mentor who is the guide by the side.
with approaching two thirds of the world's youth asian hubs were also led by korea's Ju-Hu Lee, and jack ma and japan's koike and india's Kailash Satyarthi and uae's Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi and Baela Raza Jamil from pakistan as well as the support of korean-american and then world bank leader jim kim
further support for africa came from tanzania's then president Jakaya Kikwete, tunisia's then minister of tourism Amel Karboul, nigerian billionnaire dangote, zimbabwe's london based billionate technologist and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa, south africa's machel, ghanian- brit Theo Sowa,nigeria's and vaccine ngo gavi's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, uganda's teacher union's Teopista Birungi Mayanja,
for america south: mexico's former president Felipe Calderón, colombian superstar Shakira Mebarak, Fundacion Chile's Patricio Meller and for america north came from former unicef director general anthony lake , economist larry summers, philosopher sen, harvard edx edutech's argawal,liesbet steer
for europe from former eu supremo portugal's baroso, former denmark president and save the children's Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former norwegian minister of education clernet
for australia, former prime minister gillard
in this 38th year of linking action to 1984's 2025 report we search for nominations of people whose contributions will be as important to youth if their solutions are scaled
In this year’s edition of the Yidan Prize Summit -edu foundation of china's largest digital space inventor of wechat/whatsap-, held virtually in Hong Kong dec 2020, 16 academics have been named to the Council of Luminaries.
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder, BRAC (posthumous); bangladesh and world's largest ngo partnership
Anant Agarwal, CEO and Founder, edX and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Kamal Ahmad, Founder, Asian University for Women;
Vicky Colbert, Founder and Executive Director, Fundación Escuela Nueva;
Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University;
Usha Goswami, Director, Center for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge;
Eric Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow and Professor, Stanford University and Hoover Institution;
Larry Hedges, Chairman, Department of Statistics, Northwestern University.
Thomas Kane, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University;
Salman Khan, Founder and CEO, Khan Academy;
Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All;
Patricia Kuhl, Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Co-Director, University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences;
Lucy Lake, CEO, CAMFED; Angeline Murimirwa, Executive Director-Africa, CAMFED;
Carl Wieman, DRC Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Physics and of Education, Stanford University;
Zhu Yong-xin, Founder, New Education Experiment.
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