Rethinking the purpose of education with the OECD Human Flourishing Project

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Rethinking the purpose of education with the OECD Human Flourishing Project

30 Mar 2023
Global Showcase
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.
Chairperson
Jo Malone, FED Executive Team/ Education Consultant - The Foundation for Education Development
Speakers
Carl Ward, Chair - The Foundation for Education Development
Bukky Yusuf, Senior Leader & Education Consultant - Edith Kay School
Michael Stevenson, Senior Adviser and Consultant - Education and Skills Directorate, OECD

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