We Love Reading has participated in the “Pathways to Transforming Education from Social Entrepreneurs” session during World Education Summit 2023 which was held on 22-03-2023 where Prof. Rana Dajani was one of the panelists along with Dr. Urvashi Sahni is Founder and Chief Executive of Study Hall Educational Foundation, Dr. Connie K Chung a foster America Fellow who has written, co-edited, and contributed to six books and numerous papers about how young people and their supporters can thrive in the 21st century, and how people and communities can create positive change together , and Roeland Monasch the CEO of Aflatoun International which is a Social Franchise delivering Social and Financial Education its mission is to inspire children and young people to socially and economically empower themselves to become agents of change for a more equitable future.
Where they discussed how can education be transformed to match modern needs and how can we utilize social entrepreneurs’ experiences to create lifelong learning systems, hence learning is increasingly occurring beyond traditional ‘school-classroom’ spaces such as at the workplace, community, family, and virtually, to name a few non-formal and informal spaces. The characteristics of youth and adult learners, and their evolving needs for literacy learning such as flexibility, proximity, ease of access, and link with the labor market are guiding factors for the transformation of literacy learning spaces.
The world education summit’s vision is to support the education world to keep learning central through high-quality professional learning inputs, debates, tools, and videos. When embraced and applied this will lead to high expectations, better teaching, learner agency, and improved outcomes.”
This is its third year – bringing equitable access to the best speakers and practitioners in the world. It has built its reputation around quality and impact – all with learning at the centre. It is a little bit different – it embraces challenge and controversy whilst making sure it are providing what schools say they need and would like. It searches for emerging horizons and it supports leaders to raise their head above the parapet and see a different view.