iEARN Featured in World Economic Forum’s Report on Innovative Education Models
iEARN has been featured as one of the top 16 innovative models of education in the World Economic Forum’s January 2020 “Schools of the Future: Defining New Models of Education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution” Report. The report, which is the result of a widely consultative process with educators, policy and business leaders, education technology developers and experts, is part of the Forum’s Education 4.0 Initiative. It is an incredible honor for iEARN to be featured as a school model that can for transformational change in education.
As globalization and rapid advancements in technology continue transform civic space and the world of work, education systems have grown increasingly disconnected from the realities and needs of global economies and societies...education models must adapt to equip children with the skills to create a more inclusive, cohesive and productive world.
Outlined in the report is a new framework laying out eight critical shifts in learning content and experiences to redefine quality learning in the new economic and social context. The report shares key features of 16 schools, school systems and education programmes pioneering key aspects of the new framework for the future of education.
iEARN is featured in the Interpersonal Skills section of the report, which emphasizes interpersonal emotional intelligence skills and traits, such as empathy, cooperation, negotiation, leadership and social awareness. The report recognizes iEARN’s model as unique in that it connects students with their peers from schools all around the world on issues and projects aiming to create positive change in the world. Shared is the process by which this occurs, from teachers selecting from over 150 projects and integrating them into their existing curricula, to learners meeting and collaborating on the same project through iEARN’s online platform and forum, to each project answering the question: “how will this project improve the quality of life on the planet?” and indicating how it supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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