Upcoming IIEP-UNESCO events

31 March 2022

Here is the latest schedule of IIEP-UNESCO's events. Registration is free and open to all. The videos will also be made available after each event on IIEP's YouTube channel.

18 May 2022: IIEP Roundtable at UNESCO World Higher Education Conference 2022 (WHEC2022): Flexible learning pathways in higher education - what is the way forward?

Flexible learning pathways (FLPs) can help higher education systems adapt to diverse learners’ needs, offering them a greater choice and removing barriers to their access and progression in higher education. FLPs are also important for achieving the United Nations Education 2030 Agenda, which calls for articulated education systems with multiple entry and exit pathways that recognize formal, non-formal, and informal learning.

The IIEP-UNESCO Roundtable at WHEC2022 on: Flexible learning pathways in higher education – what is the way forward? will be an opportunity to discuss the findings from IIEP’s global research with national and institutional policy-makers. It will address issues related to policies and practices for alternative access (e.g. RPL), flexible delivery (e.g. digitalization, MOOCs, micro-credentials) and the role of governance mechanisms to support flexibility.

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24 May 2022: IIEP Strategic Debate on Learning at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Moving from policy to implementation

Inequalities in learning achievement are a global problem, but they are magnified in low- and middle-income countries. Largely due to poverty and social exclusion, those who face the most barriers to education and learning - children at the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ – are often left behind. Within this context, the Learning at the Bottom of the Pyramid (LBOP) initiative has explored trends, policies and practices aimed at improving learning equity among the most disadvantaged children.

On the occasion of the release of the book “Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries”*, prepared under the Learning at the Bottom of the Pyramid (LBOP) initiative, IIEP is bringing together several of the authors to discuss how education actors are addressing LBOP in their respective countries, and in particular how to move from planning to the implementation of policies that address the specific needs of disadvantaged children.

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Tuesday 24 May 2022

3-5 pm CEST

Joining the discussions will be:

  • Sylvia Schmelkes (Panelist), Sociologist and Academic Provost of Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico;
  • Rangachar Govinda (Panelist), former Vice Chancellor, National University of Educational Planning, New Delhi.
  • John Mugo (Panelist), Executive Director of Zizi Afrique Foundation

Dan Wagner, Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy, and co-organiser of the LBOP2 conference, will serve as Moderator. Discussant for the debate will be Karen Mundy, IIEP Director.

*The new volume, Wagner, D. A., Castillo, N. M. & Grant Lewis, S. (2022) (Eds.), “Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries”, can be downloaded for free at: https://books.openbookpublishers.com/10.11647/obp.0256.pdf

 

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IIEP-UNESCO virtual knowledge-sharing forum: Enabling ministry of education leadership during crisis

 

Webinar 1 (roundtable): Using a systems approach to understand and strengthen ministry of education leadership in crisis settings (7 March 2022)

Webinar 2 and group discussions: Strengthening system capacities for ministry of education leadership in crisis settings (14 March 2022)

Webinar 3 and group discussions: Strengthening systems’ learning for ministry of education leadership in crisis settings (16 March 2022)