Rethinking the purpose of education with the OECD Human Flourishing Project
30 Mar 2023
Futures , Wellbeing , Skills
The OECD's Human Flourishing Project gathers seven high-performing education systems, including the UK, each led by their Permanent Secretaries. The project is asking whether the educational goals of the modern era, associated with preparing people for employment, should be relocated in a broader vision: equipping people to find their purpose in life through learning. It borrows on Aristotle's belief that the flourishing life is reason-based, moral, meaningful, contemplative and capable of awe. It proposes that as robots develop greater cognitive capabilities, humans should develop social and metacognitive intelligences that complement and harness artificial intelligence. Find out more and how to get involved in this session.