Educational Ecosystems for Societal Transformation
This extensive report summarises GEF's Vision for new educational ecosystems capable of supporting ground-breaking societal reforms and transformations. As the 21st century unfolds, humanity is facing unprec- edented opportunities and existential challenges never before seen in the history of our species. As our tech- nological achievements continue to evolve at exponen- tial rates and our human systems span the globe, we are increasingly empowered to create futures that work for the whole of humanity and the biotic community with whom we share Earth. At the same time we are experi- encing global-scale environmental, socio-economic and cultural dynamics that increasingly jeopardize the contin- uation of our society and even the life on our planet as we know it. Both the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century are creating immense pressure on human systems to evolve to meet the needs of today and provide a healthy human legacy for future generations.
This report is the culmination to date of Global Education Futures (GEF) explorations of how to design, prototype, and evolve educational systems and build learners capacity to co-create thriving futures while collaborating globally in a complexifying world. Created in 2014 as an international platform bringing together shapers and sherpas of global educational systems,