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Webinar on Future of Education

Education is the most sophisticated technology evolved by human beings for conscious social evolution. Yet the slow incremental development of education in recent decades has not kept pace with the very rapid evolution of society. Closing the gap between educational needs and capacities is essential for addressing pressing challenges confronting humanity today. There is urgent need to evolve a new human-centered paradigm in education appropriate to the needs of the 21st century.

This webinar examined critical issues in higher education today and identified core strategies that can be adopted to close the gap between humanity’s past experience and its future needs. These strategies will form the content of a more in-depth exploration of essential changes in perspective, goals, values, content and pedagogy of higher education at Inter -University Centre, Dubrovnik on September 21-23, 2015, which will frame the syllabus for development of a post-graduate level course.


New Culture of Learning
Mila Popovich

Need for a Paradigm Shift
Garry Jacobs

Education for Transdisciplinary Learning
Mark Swilling

Associate Fellow, WAAS; Interdisciplinary Scholar Chief Executive Officer, WAAS & WUC; Vice President, MSS, Social Science Research Institute, India (Presentation) Professor, The School of Public Management and Planning, University of Stellenbosch; Academic Director, Sustainability Institute, South Africa

Future Higher Education
Winston Nagan

Contextual Education
Janani Ramanathan

The Value of Values
Danica Purg

Chairman of the Board, WAAS; Professor of Law, University of Florida; Director, WUC (Presentation) Associate Fellow, WAAS; Senior Research Analyst, MSS (Presentation) Founder and President, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia; Founding President, Central and East European Management Development Association

Education for Planetary Citizenship
Hazel Henderson

Origins of our Present Basis for Education
Ingrid Stange

The Creativity Response
Stefan Brunnhuber

President, Ethical Markets Media; Independent Futurist; Economist; Syndicated columnist; Consultant on Sustainable Development (Presentation) Founder and Chair, Partnership For Change; Associate Fellow, WAAS Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Diakonie Hospital, Germany; Vice-Chairman of the European Institute of Health; Fellow, WAAS (Presentation)

Education of Future
Tibor Tóth

Latest trend in Education & Employment

Spiritual Education
András László

Ambassador, Executive Secretary Emeritus, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization PC; Fellow, WAAS (Presentation) Project Coordinator, WAAS, WUC and MSS; Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; Director, GCCF Inc. Founding President and CEO, GlobalVisioning.net; Founding Fellow, Global Collaborative Alliance; Associate Fellow, WAAS

The Role of Simulation in Education
Robert Hoffman

President, What If? Technologies Inc.; Associate Member, Club of Rome