Education World Forum 2018

Education World Forum

Date: 21 - 24 Jan 2018 Venue: Central London - address to be confirmed
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Type: Conference

The Education World Forum to be held in Central London offers three days of insight and inspiration from leading education pioneers, policy makers and education experts, with many of the sessions given by education ministers themselves as part of an honest assessment of countries’ common issues and challenges.

The Forum, which will be attended by over 80 Education Ministers from around the world and their delegations, will see Cambridge represented by colleagues from Cambridge Assessment English, Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge University Press and the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education who work together in partnership to develop and deliver education reform programmes around the world. Together the mission of these not-for-profit departments of the University is to 'contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence' and this is embodied in their work.

In the opening session of the Forum delegates will hear a keynote speech from Rod Smith, Global Managing Director for Cambridge University Press providing insight into the partners' strategic support for education programme and policy development that is underpinned by bespoke curricula, professional development, high quality resources and sustained quality through research, monitoring and evaluation. His speech is titled 'From the thought to the taught curriculum – 5 things to get right in your education reform projects'.

Writing on the Forum's website Dominique Slade, Head of Technical and Vocational Pathways at Cambridge Assessment International Education, talks about the importance of "actively" preparing learners for the world of the future, lest we "fail whole generations of young people." Dominique also highlights memorable presentations at December's Asian Development Bank 7th Skills Forum, including Artificial Intelligence as a 'disruptor' in education, the 'fourth industrial revolution', and how 'the ‘soft’ skills of the past are becoming the ‘hard’ skills of the future'.

Read Dominque's blog on the Education World Forum's website.