LEARNING TO BECOME
A global initiative to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet.
About the initiative
UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative aims to rethink education and shape the future. The initiative is catalyzing a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning need to be reimagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and precarity.
President, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Chair, International Commission
The Director–General of UNESCO has convened an independent International Commission to work under the leadership of the President of Ethiopia, Her Excellency President Sahle-Work Zewde, and develop a global report on the Futures of Education. The members of the commission are thought-leaders from the worlds of politics, academia, the arts, science, business, and education. The commission will carefully consider inputs received through the consultation processes. This collective intelligence will be reflected in the global report and other knowledge products connected with the initiative.
learning and knowledge in light of the tremendous challenges and opportunities
of predicted, possible, and preferred futures.
Your voice counts and your perspective matters. Become a part of this global initiative!
The Futures of Education: Learning to Become initiative is about sparking conversations on how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet. Inputs from individuals, networks, and organizations will inform the work of the International Commission and shape the global debate.
We need to think together in order to act together and shape the futures we want!
News and events
vCIES Keynote Panel Discussion of Futures of Education
At a defining moment for rethinking the future, this CIES keynote panel brought together four members of UNESCO’s International Commission on the Futures of Education to discuss the changing global...
BLOG: Did the future arrive before we were ready for it?
As part of implementing UNESCO’s new flagship initiative on the Futures of Education many of us at UNESCO have spent the last 12 months thinking about predicted, probable, and possible futures for...
Amidst global school closures UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative receives strong support
Amidst the rapidly evolving global health crisis of COVID-19, the Advisory Board on the Futures of Education held its first virtual meeting on 12 March 2020 ...
Communication and resources
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