What is the future of education?
We hosted a Roundtable Discussion on just that question
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There is a common conception among people that school-based education is stuck in the past, tied to a legacy model designed for a different age. With a rapidly evolving context, an emerging new world of work, and an ever-increasing impact from technology, there is a need to update education to meet the demands of the future.
In response, ad hoc changes may do more harm than good. Therefore, there is a need to take a strategic view to fully evaluate and address these challenges. Growing Foxes sought to facilitate a conversation to meet this need. We decided to host an Education Roundtable Discussion on the future of education in Southern Africa, inviting a number of top minds across a broad spectrum within education and from the world of work.
Instead of structuring the discussion over a traditional face-to-face or time-pressured virtual webinar environment, we decided to facilitate the discussion through our web-based platform such that participants could weigh-in and discuss through a guided methodology over a longer period of time, with particular technological innovations driving more fruitful engagement.
The discussion happened over two weeks, with over 140 participants from South Africa, Namibia, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The strategic insights from the discussion are captured below. The hope is that this work can be used as a framework for further discussion and action.