From Human Education in the 3rd Millennium
Generally – for the World Forum
- (We need to) think collectively about how we might actually speak with the young generation of teachers and learners in ways that also resonate with them to enthuse them to partner in this very laudable venture? - Meenakshi Thapan (Institute of economics, University of Delhi)
- In autumn 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 17 goals for sustainable development in New York. They are considered as the basis of humankind’s future development and are a challenge to education. The objectives of this 2030 Agenda fall into five areas: "people" (poverty and hunger, dignity, equality, healthy environment), "planet" (protection of ecosystems), "peace" (inclusion, peace, justice), " prosperity "(well-being of all people through economic and technical development)," cooperation ". The realization of these tasks should be based on the principles of universality, indivisibility, inclusion, accountability, partnership. The development of this Action Program 2030 is an expression of the worldwide concern of humanity for its future.
Based on the 17 goals for sustainable development education for the 3-rd millennium must be reconsidered. The goal here is inclusive, equal, high quality and lifelong education. The program is based on a humanistic vision of education and development based on human rights and dignity, social justice, security, cultural diversity and shared responsibility. Global citizenship education contributes to the realization of this program. In its context the role of unknowing the future has to be considered. - Cristoph Wulf (Berlin, Germany)
Could we think about focusing perhaps on three or four key principles that underpin achievable goals across societies and cultural contexts over the next decade or so? - Meenakshi Gopinath (WISCOMP, Delhi, India)