Location: Paris, France (kindly hosted by Microsoft: 39 Quai du Président Roosevelt, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux)
The needs of employability, and life, are urgent questions which humanity needs to resolve decisively. Yet Higher Education’s graduation requirements are biasing the school curricula in both visible and subtle ways, and thus preventing students from acquiring important Knowledge, Skills and Character qualities necessary for a modern world .
We invite you to join us for this international symposium where the following questions will be discussed:
What are the similarities and differences between OECD countries, as far as tertiary entrance requirements are concerned? What are the best practices, and do they provenly not bias primary/secondary education?
What are the possibilities to modify assessments to match the desired outcomes? What does an expanded Learner Profile look like? How can formative assessments and badges/certifications be used appropriately?
What exercisable leverage does tertiary accreditation hold, in helping or hindering change?
If governments do not react fast enough, should corporations drive the emergence of a ‘double bypass” mechanism, to accelerate the drive towards a fairer, wiser system? Are there already emerging strategies being put in place by leading corporations?