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Transformative Education for the 21st century – Transatlantic Perspectives

5 May 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

header image from flyer with title of event "Transformative Education for the 21st Century: Transatlantic Perspectives; date and time of event: Wednesday, May 5th 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EDST; logos of sponsors: Ban Ki-Moom Centre for Global Citizen, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University, Austrian Embassy Ottawa, and Faculty of liberal arts & professional studies York U

Quickly changing environments, climate change, unprecedented developments in technology while we are collectively overcoming a global pandemic with the help of global networks of scientists sets the context of living with accelerating change. How are we educating future generations in a world that is marked by change but yet full of opportunity. How can we prepare and empower students to become actively engaged citizens, taking responsible actions in a world of complexity and uncertainty to make it more sustainable?

The United Nations 2030 Agenda calls for an Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship in a Quality Education. What do these concepts entail and how can they change the way we look at education? How can education live up to its potential to be at the core of all efforts towards a sustainable future?

Monika Froehler, Chief Executive Officer of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University will discuss their perspectives.

Join us for the moderated discussion!