Background

OPPORTUNITY

Friday, 24 April, 2020 - 11:03

Call For Papers For UNESCO’s Futures Of Education Initiative. 

UNESCO’s Futures of Education: Learning to become is a global initiative to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet. The initiative is designed as a coconstruction process that activates broad public engagement, expert inputs, as well as the work of an independent International Commission on the Futures of Education chaired by the President of Ethiopia. Following its first meeting in January 2020 the commission released a document “Visioning and Framing the Futures of Education” that lays out visions, principles and core elements for the initiative.

The Education Research and Foresight programme, which serves as the Secretariat to the International Commission, wishes to commission background papers (5000 words) that address one of four core areas the commission has identified and sketched out a vision for. 

  1. Human and Planetary Sustainability
  2. Knowledge Production, Access and Governance
  3. Citizenship and Participation
  4. Work and Economic Security

Background papers will inform the final report of the International Commission, to be released in November 2021. Selected contributions may also be independently published as part of UNESCO’s Education Research and Foresight Working Papers series.

Papers and proposals will be welcome in English and French, and should be received by 30 April. Compensation of 2500 USD will be provided for each commissioned paper.

ANGEL Network,
Development Education Research Centre (DERC)
UCL Institute of Education
LIDC Building, 36 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD


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