Young People on Transforming Education: A new joint project for an innovative pedagogy
UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education and Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) and the International Center for UNESCO ASPnet (ICUA) recently co-launched the Young People on Transforming Education Project (YPTEP), that aims to explore how different generations of students have been involved in student-centered learning process with the adoption of digital tools and broader forms of innovation, as well as to provide further recommendations on how student-in-transition can potentially use technology and techniques to improve efficiency of self-initiated learning.
The scope of this joint work is on the transition from secondary to higher education, including university and higher technical and vocational education and training. Through UNESCO IESALC’s network in higher education and UNESCO-ICUA’s network among upper secondary schools, the YPTEP can bring together two generations of innovative minds whose exchanges on experiences and expectations, for both current and transitional stages in education, can impact various educational realities.
It also seeks to inspire educational stakeholders, decision makers and young people themselves, to prepare for a more wanted and suitable future in innovative pedagogy to transform education in the present, for the post-pandemic era and for the broader future of achieving SDGs.
The project runs from September 2022 to June 2023 with activities on global mapping of relevant cases, a South-South Intergenerational Dialogue, publication, and advocacy.
This project is the materialization of the initiative proposed in the Transforming Education Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity, and solutions in a rapidly changing world.