Futures of Education report launched in Catalan
The recent report from the International Commission on the Futures of Education, Reimagining our futures together: a new social contract for education, was plaunched in Barcelona on 21 March at an event organized by CATESCO at the Pedrera building (UNESCO World Heritage site).
The event was attended by a diverse group of stakeholders, including two hundred school principals and teachers, members of civil society organizations, and representatives from several parliamentarian groups. During the event, two teachers under 30 and two school students spoke about their dream of education for the future, and the Catalan Minister of Education outlined the new competency-based curriculum being implemented in Catalonia's school system in line with the Report’s recommendations.
Sobhi Tawil, Director of the Future of Learning and Innovation division at UNESCO, met with members of the Catalan Parliament to explain the Commission's report and to hear about a parliamentary initiative inspired by the report focusing on long-term educational policies.
The host institution, CATESCO (formerly Center for UNESCO of Catalonia), has already published the Catalan version of the executive summary of the report. The Catalan translation of the entire report is forthcoming, and will serve as the foundation for an institutional workshop in May.