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High-level experts to debate the core for future education in the Asia-Pacific

23.11.2012

Bangkok, 23 November 2012 – A three-day high-level expert meeting on ‘Beyond 2015 - Rethinking Learning in a Changing World’ will receive high-level experts in the areas of economics, neuroscience and education, including researchers from universities and research institutes, international organizations and the private sector, and Government Representatives across Asia Pacific countries.

The discussions of the meeting will further the shaping of a forward-looking vision on learning as the core of education for the future and contribute to UNESCO’s regional and international work towards developing a new vision of education and the post-2015 development agenda. 

Honorary guests to attend the meeting include UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, Dr Qian Tang; Executive Member of the Council of Policy on Science and Technology, Cabinet Office of Japanese Government, Dr Masuo Aizawa; Bangladesh Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr Aruna Biswas; OECD Head of the Centre for Education Research and Innovation, Dr Dirk van Damme; and Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Prof Kathleen McCartney.

The discussions of the meeting will further the shaping of a forward-looking vision on learning as the core of education for the future and contribute to UNESCO’s regional and international work towards developing a new vision of education and the post-2015 development agenda. 

All documents, including the agenda, concept note and participant list can be found at www.unescobkk.org/education/educationbeyond2015/beyond-2015-rethinking-learning/ 

This meeting is organized with support from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and builds on discussion led by UNESCO around a new vision of education and the development of a post-2015 education agenda and recommendations made at the previous meeting: “Towards EFA 2015 and Beyond – Shaping a New Vision for Education.” 

Journalists who wish to attend the event can contact Ms. Rojana Manowalailao at UNESCO Bangkok: r.manowalailao@unesco.org tel: +66 81 825 2188. Individual interview opportunities for journalists with key speakers can be arranged.

 

"Beyond 2015 - Rethinking Learning in a Changing World", 26 – 28 November 2012, The Imperials Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand 

 

UNESCO Media Advisory 2012