Communication is key, says Cambridge

18 January 2016

Communication must be at the heart of education, the world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers has heard.

"...we should let children spend at least some of their school day in the digital space they will spend their lives in..."

In a speech to the Education World Forum, Saul Nassé, who leads Cambridge English Language Assessment, said that in order to take advantage of the revolution that mobile technology is bringing to our lives, teachers should be given the skills to support the learning of communication and language while children should be allowed to spend at least part of the school day using digital devices.

“It’s never been easier to access communication, it’s never been more important to access communication, but it’s never been harder to communicate well,” Saul said.

“The real power of mobile technology will only be realised by the power of highly skilled human communication. For us to unleash that human power, to empower our learners, we should put communication at the centre of education. We should give teachers the skills to support the learning of communication and language. And we should let children spend at least some of their school day in the digital space they will spend their lives in." 
  
"...we should put communication at the centre of education.”

Under the Cambridge brand, Cambridge International Examinations, Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press are Platinum Partners for the Education World Forum which is being held from 17 to 20 January. Attended by dozens of ministers from around the world, it is being addressed by a range of education pioneers, policy makers and experts.

Saul on stage at #EWF2016
Saul on stage EWF 2016 493 x 247 - image

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