The first session will lay the foundation for the conference, building upon experiences and views on knowledge and education. Speakers will highlight their respective roles, differences and expectations for potential partnerships in harnessing knowledge for sustainable development, paving the way towards complementarity and a common understanding of key concepts.
INNOVATIVE APPROACHES IN FORMAL EDUCATION
The second plenary session will look at the sustainability of educational initiatives. Which formats and tools should be preferred to ensure a lasting impact at societally acceptable costs? Are peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and informal learning the way forward? If so, in what forms and under which circumstances? How can social media, online consultations, crowdsourcing and knowledge platforms foster education through engagement as well as engagement through education? How to ensure and measure sustainability and efficiency of multi-stakeholder partnerships for educational and knowledge sharing projects?
RELEVANCE, LEGITIMACY, IMPARTIALITY
The third plenary session will examine the notion of quality content, authoritative knowledge, credentialing and impact evaluation as they are supported and challenged by digital innovation and the initiatives of a variety of new actors. How to select appropriate knowledge partners outside one’s own domain? How to strengthen and demonstrate one’s own credibility? How to explore new multistakeholder partnerships?
SKILL SETS FOR THE SDGS
Education and knowledge creation for the SDGs and the collective commitment towards a sustainable future connect to competence-oriented learning, interdisciplinarity, social skills, empathy and ownership. Panelists will describe their vision and experience on how multistakeholder partnerships and education initiatives have so far contributed to promote skills and knowledge for the SDGs.
ACCESS AND ADOPTION
Barriers to education in the digital era (gender age, literacy, language, socio-economic background); socially and locally valued information.
QUALITY AND AUTHORITY
Social and ethical determinants of authority in knowledge and expression.
A comparative approach on knowledge on the SDGs in a technology-driven environment, from two angles: different learner experiences, and data on users – digital innovation, MOOCs, e-/blended learning, hands-on / problem-based / adaptive methodologies.
Incentives to citizen engagement and sharing by using knowledge platforms and social media: the creation of individual lifelong portfolios, social learning, participative learning, digital identity.