3 top lessons from the Transforming Education Summit – Ericsson

by | Sep 22, 2022 | Education

It is always interesting to see how sometimes, just a few simple statements have the most lasting impact.
The Transforming Education Summit (TES) in New York City was a whirlwind of roundtables, speaking engagements and bilateral meetings. 
But, for me, there was one phrase that I heard repeated a few times which really struck me: We have the education system of the 19th century, the education practitioners of the 20th century and the learners of the 21st century. How can we possibly transform with this huge disparity?
That explained the real sense of urgency in almost every room and during almost every session. The UN says that education is in a crisis. Coming out of the pandemic, and at the pace at which we are going, we will not achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. Hence the launch of TES as a convening moment to mobilize key stakeholders, present solutions and share commitments.
As UN Messenger of Peace and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said in a speech at the summit: “If you are serious about creating a safe and sustainable future for children, then be serious about education.”
Let’s look at my top 3 takeaways from the event.
1. Let the youth be in the driver’s sea …

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