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Preview – Going Global

Posted on: Thursday 20 June 2019 2:52pm by Jo Redfern

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?

Jo Redfern

About the author

Jo Redfern

BBC Children's, Brand Manager

Jo's career in media spans almost 20 years from Choices Video to BBC Children's and has included marketing/brand roles that have seen her work with Peppa Pig, WWE and Disney TV brands along the way. Her current role includes looking for different ways to engage and inspire the BBC's younger… Read more

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