Anant National University and the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania jointly launched the Future of Learning Collaborative on Tuesday, March 28, at the university campus in Ahmedabad. The collaboration aims to address critical challenges faced by the education sector and create practical solutions to provide high quality education.
The Forum was inaugurated by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in the presence of University Grants Commission Chairman Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar and 28 delegates from five continents including Europe, South America, North America, Middle East and Asia.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that 21st century is the century of empowerment through knowledge. He emphasized that education is the core of people-centred solutions for a sustainable future and holistic thinking is the way. He expressed confidence that the deliberations would come up with suggestions for keeping the public objectives of education at the center of education and economic empowerment at large.
The three-day conference (28-30 March) will bring together thinkers, educationists, policy makers, practitioners, innovators, entrepreneurs to design better learning environments and provide accessible, affordable and empowering education to future generations of learners. Investors and entrepreneurs were included. ,
“Today’s youth are aspirational. They are lifelong learners, creative, innovative, problem solvers and leaders. They are risk takers who learn from their failures and essentially want to be a better human being. The National Education Policy addresses these aspirations prepared to meet.” I am positive that the deliberations of the Future of Learning conference will touch upon these points for holistic development”, said Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, Chairperson, UGC.
“The aim of the collaboration is to explore the role, purpose, reach and dissemination of education and learning in the context of a world that is changing rapidly due to factors such as climate change, geo-political conflicts and technological disparities and to recommend steps and ensure that the future of learning is relevant, equitable and inclusive, solution-oriented and impactful across contexts”, said Anunya Choubey, Provost, Ananta National University.
The collaboration will release a white paper with a set of plausible solutions for the challenges discussed, and these solutions will be trialled worldwide with results assessed in the next collaboration in 2024. The broad premise of the Forum is to design a better learning environment. For future generations of learners.