According to the UNESCO MGIEP report, “everyone has the right to a personalized education”

A new international study calls on policymakers to re-evaluate education systems

PARIS, March 23, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Governments, education policy makers, and higher education policy makers must recognize that personalized education is a right and a human right for all. This was announced today by the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in its new report entitled “Reimagining Education”.

The new global ISEE (International Science and Evidence Based Education Assessment) report promotes an education that uses a cognitive and emotional approach to learning, and that the development of educational policies is guided by the science and evidence gathered in the future.

This evaluation, which began in 2019 in Montreal and has been running for two years, brought together more than 300 experts from 45 countries, informed by a global consultation process with scientists and specialists from various disciplines such as neuroscience, technology, education, philosophy, etc. data and evidence, and sustainability.

Reinventing education as a result of COVID-19

The report, published at UNESCO headquarters, Parisen France, is the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has jeopardized the chances of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Decades of progress in education are also constantly threatened by conflict, with the report finding that more than a third (37%) of refugee children of primary school age do not go to school and only 24 % has access to secondary education. Access to higher education is only 3% among refugee populations.

Assessment helps to rethink the future of education in order to build more resilient and sustainable education systems that can withstand the current crisis.

sir Kevan Collinschairman of the Youth Endowment Fund, UK, and member of the Advisory Board of the ISEE Assessment Report, said: “The ISEE assessment is a new contribution to our work on how we reinvent We have taken a multidisciplinary approach to bringing together the best we know, making sure we can offer children a range of possibilities.This work has taught us that the future lies with those who continue to learn and that a brain-centered model is If we want to support not only education but also a prosperous society, a prosperous and sustainable future for our planet depends in large part on the quality of education that is offered to all our children and we have to continue the debate that has initiated this evaluation. “

Personalized education: a human right

The report calls on governments to realize that personalized education for lifelong development is a human right for all and calls for greater investment in education, which should be geared towards a cognitive approach. and emotional education for life.

The two co-chairs of the ISEE evaluation report, Anantha DuraiappahUNESCO Director MGIEP, and Nienke van Atteveldt, Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, jointly stated: “More than 80% of teachers, parents and students want exactly what personalized education, the holy grail of education This is now possible with the support of digital pedagogy and ethical artificial intelligence.We can ensure that each student receives the quality education they deserve, works at their own pace and is their own point of reference. “To maximize their potential for a full life, we need to address issues such as the fact that 40% of the world’s population cannot access education in a language they understand and build a resilient education system for the future.”

In addition, the report advocates that future education policies be guided by science and evidence and by multidisciplinary dialogue.

Policy recommendations

The report highlights the fundamental need for policy makers to introduce educational policies that emphasize the potential of everyone and assess each student’s individual learning progress, rather than focusing on grade-based assessments or merits and comparing grades. students among them.

In addition, the report calls for urgent efforts to renew funding for education to renew curricula, pedagogies, research, and learning assessment to focus on cognitive and emotional learning.

Looking to the future, the report calls on policymakers to invest in large-scale, open and inclusive multidisciplinary research programs in education.

Mrs. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the former French Minister of Education, said: “The results presented in the evaluation will undoubtedly pave the way for policy-making and decision-making for future education systems. Now more than ever, the “Our world needs visions for a more sustainable, resilient, fairer and more equitable future. The unique results of the ISEE assessment address this need and provide sound guidelines for future education policy.”

To attend the virtual launch of the ISEE assessment at UNESCO Headquarters a Parisfrom 10 a.m. to noon CET on Tuesday, March 22, visit https://mgiep.unesco.org/iseea-report-launch. This link also includes details on how to participate in a virtual roundtable at the Dubai Expo from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. GST on Friday, March 25, where a panel of experts will discuss the results of the evaluation.

To download the full ISEE assessment, visit https://mgiep.unesco.org/iseeaweb

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