G-STIC Conference: “Education and digital transformation: How to ensure inclusiveness”

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and amplified many of the world’s inequalities, vulnerabilities, and unsustainable practices. However, it was in some ways a distraction from the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution that threatens even greater consequences for humanity. The Russia-Ukraine war is also a tragic reminder of why the 2030 agenda is so urgent and relevant. On the other hand, the pandemic has prompted the development of a new wave of innovative technologies focused on sustainability. This technological convergence, where artificial intelligence and big data play central roles, has proven to be an invaluable tool for […]

CIES 2023 Annual Meeting: Improving Education for a More Equitable World

Educational reforms abound around the globe, but limited improvements have been made to actualize educational equity, as reported by the UNESCO in Global Education Monitoring Reports (2021) and more recently in Reimagining Our Futures Together: A New Social Contract for Education (2022). Many interrelated factors often work in tandem, attributing to these limited improvements. These factors include power disparity, income, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, language, ability, culture, religion, geopolitics, and neocolonialism. It is important to note the context within which these factors exist. We are facing a global climate change emergency in an uncertain post-Covid era. However, the people and […]