This year’s theme, Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to Live and Work Together reflects the commitment of WISE to address important education challenges in times of disruption and economic uncertainty stemming from conflict, mass migration, growing inequality, on-going, rapid technological change and other forces.
The world faces an unprecedented confluence of disruption. As scientific and technological development surge ahead, constant advances in artificial intelligence, automation, and biotechnology seem to challenge assumptions about what it means to be human. War and instability have triggered widespread dislocation and a migration of people on a scale not seen since the end of the Second World War.
These challenges spark urgent questions about the role of education and its capacity to support learners of all ages in navigating disruption. WISE 2017 is an opportunity to rethink and explore how education can be most effectively shaped and evolved for co-existing and co-creating in a world of complexity and dramatic change.
Participants will explore and discover a wide variety of topics shaping the future of teaching and learning, including artificial intelligence, the role of teachers, leveraging social entrepreneurship for innovation, changing attitudes toward migrants, re-imagining higher education in the connected world, the impact of nudging, connecting private and public actors and strategies to build future knowledge societies.