Quality and access to education continue to top the list of education priorities in countries across the world. According to UNESCO in 2010 59 million primary school-age children were not enrolled in school and 31 million primary school-age children had dropped out of school. An additional 32 million repeated a grade. These figures are truly shocking but is access to education enough? Students today live in an entirely different world to 10, even 5 years ago. The digitally connected world is bringing down boundaries and making education more fluid. Pupils are increasingly demanding a more personalised working environment with instant access to data and collaborative team work as the norm.
EFF7 will look at key questions such as How can we balance the needs of access? and quality and how do we measure quality? Can we achieve both? What will be the drivers and who will champion the students? What are we doing to address the issue of an education system that is still failing many students, leaving them poorly prepared for work or enterprise?
The event and Webcast will start at 13.30 UK time click here to view the agenda etc.
You can join the debate viewing the webcast and also making comments via twitter as the event proceeds. Use the hash tag #EFF7 to contribute on Twitter and also to following the twitter stream. The Twitter feed is monitored in real time and you many find your tweet being quoted in the live event.
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