Preview – Going Global
Thursday 4th July 2019, 14:00 – 15:00
Showroom Cinema 4
24th Jan 2019 saw the first International Day of Education – the director-general of UNESCO said:
“Firstly, education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. Secondly, education is the most powerful force in our hands to ensure significant improvements in health, economic growth and to unlock the potential and innovation we need to build more resilient and sustainable societies,”
In Going Global four experts working in education at an international level come together to discuss the macro issues facing content creators, entertainers and educators endeavouring to scale-up in a world in which national sentiments are coming to the fore.
Through social media, YouTube etc. there is little doubt that 21st century kids consume entertainment on a global scale and in the same way their informal learning is more ‘connected’ than ever, yet in many countries there remain barriers to education . Can international partnerships break down these blockers – such as the lack of funding, trained teachers and lack of learning materials? Can the educational content created truly transcend boundaries, gain traction, and be effective. And can it foster greater inclusivity of, for example, gender or ability?
What are the pitfalls they face? How can the charge of “academic imperialism” be avoided and how can the creative community and deliverers of educational content promote peace and global development?
Professor Stephen Heppell
Twinkl Educational Publishing
Chief Product Officer
Director of International Professional Development
Floyd Woodrow MBE DCM LLB
Compass For Life
Genre Lead, BBC Children’s Animation & Puppetry
Ullapool Shark Ambassador