We are so proud of the role we play in this annual education conference. The first of our Un-Conference projects, Emergent Learning is meant to disrupt practices and policies that no longer serve and inspire positive change in the education system.
We can no longer educate based on what was, but must rise to the challenge to educate for a world that will be fundamentally different than the one we see today. While skills development continues to be critical, children will also need to be resourceful, mentally well, physically healthy, confident, and creative.
More than ever before, knowing oneself and one’s unique abilities will be essential. Self awareness and introspection inform an internal compass that says clearly, “this is who I am, and this is how I want to contribute to my world.”
In short, we need to create introspective life-long learners.