A post pandemic vision of the educational system
Shifting learning practices, attitudes and opportunities
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated radical changes in educational methods. Dramatically increased use of technology has led to deep and far-reaching insights into what human development and learning looks like. Insights which could pave the way to shifting educational methods from just content dissemination to augmented relationships with teachers, together with increased personalisation and independence.
Availability of new technologies should enable the educational sector to innovate its systems and expand access, so that all can benefit from better quality education. Alongside this, an even more important opportunity is on the table. The possibility of teachers using innovative technologies to facilitate and encourage learning beyond the straightforward acquisition of knowledge, to nurturing a culture that values learning in itself.
The technology which is already a big part of today’s classrooms has inspired teachers and education developers to look for new ways to improve education systems. With this, new technologies such as artificial learning, digital innovations and educational software are not only changing the way students learn, they are also changing the role of teachers and their approach to education.
In contrast to all this progress, moving the world’s students online has exposed deep societal inequities. These include a digital divide whereby those without devices or reliable internet connections are completely cut off from education, together with the shocking number of children who rely on going to school for food and a safe environment.
25 October 2021
17 January 2022
18 January 2022
Master's Candidate in International Education Policy
Assistant Professor of the Department of Management Control, Accounting and Auditing
Director Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States
Head International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Chair in Management Education for Sustainability
Professor of practice in sustainability and leadership
Convener PRME Working Group on the Sustainability Mindset
Thematic opening session
Creating sustainable mindsets: developing “sustainability integration intelligence” through management education
Creating sustainable mindsets is critical for societal prosperity, preservation of nature, future business success and the credibility of the concept of sustainability itself. If there is one place where creating sustainable mindsets and developing sustainability intelligence is crucial, it’s in management education. In the business schools where young, ambitious people from a variety of backgrounds find the context within which they develop their belief systems, their moral values and their attitudes.
Individuals develop sustainability integration intelligence by focusing on three enablers:
• self-awareness, leading to stronger cooperation with others
• global perspective, leading to a developed global mindset, allowing individuals to find better solutions to problems and complex issues
• societal consciousness, leading to sustainability in essential economic processes.
This session examines the term “sustainability integration intelligence” by describing a Global Leadership Skills (GLS) programme that was developed and implemented for Master’s students at Antwerp Management School in Belgium. In the second part of the session, you will discover how students felt after completing this programme and the impact it’s has on them.