This theme is intended to stimulate thinking about the need to move forward in education and recover from the globally lost face to face classroom and in some cases, any opportunity for learning and instruction, caused by the recent pandemic. At the same time, examine in depth our education systems as to their efficacy for present students and educators, bearing in mind UN SD Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
All presently available information from UN and UNESCO shows that this goal will not meet its 2030 target. This conference theme raises many questions as to how education has had to adjust to the recent unexpected challenges, how the world has to learn from the global crisis and how the experiences and learning from the last few years can be used to create new and more robust education systems.
Many questions have arisen and the conference theme raises some of them and the possible solutions that might be offered.
Some questions that need to be addressed are:
These are a few of the urgent issues which must be addressed, if the world is to face all the challenges which await in future and achieve the goals of UN Sustainable Development Goal 4.
Dr. Gillian L. S. Hilton
Dr. Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu
Dr. Gillian L. S. Hilton (British Federation of Women Graduates, United Kingdom)
Dr. Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu (Ulster University, United Kingdom & Ireland)
Recovering Education: Using the Experiences and Learning Acquired to Build New and Better Education Systems