The Education Fast Forward Debate–on Relevance in Education–occurs in just three days time, on Monday 26th September, starting at 2 pm UK time (GMT+1). The debate takes place across Cisco’s global Telepresence network, bringing people together from around 14 countries, and will be accessible through a live video stream and a twitter feed (using hashtag #effdebate). The guest presenter on Monday will be Trudi van Wyk, education specialist in e-learning with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). She will pick up on the two key outcomes from Debates 1 and 2:
- Traditional schooling is no longer relevant.
- Schooling systems are difficult and slow to change.
Within this context, Trudi will ask:
- How can we make learning relevant?
- Do we try to turn education systems around (making schooling relevant)? Or do we go outside
the schooling system and focus on innovative projects and initiatives for small groups of learners?
She will focus on education in the developing world, particularly on the role of the teacher, and she will speak about two initiatives of the COL: the Commonwealth Certificate for Teachers’ ICT Integration (CCTI) and Open Educational Resources (OER). So, Monday, 2 pm UK time–make it a date!