Summer School 2016: Call for participants!
Managing Change and Uncertainty: Education for the Future
Shkembi Kavajes I Durres 3rd – 9th July 2016
When facing the challenges of transition of our societies to the path of sustainability, education is always put on the forefront of the struggle. As much as we, as educators, believe in the power of education and appreciate the realization that the role of education is crucial for achieving sustainability, we must be fully aware that it also presents enormous challenges for teachers, schools and systems.
There is the urgent need to operationalize social, environmental and economic sustainability at education level defining what social, environmental and economic sustainable school/education actually mean.
Moreover Education cannot afford to be blind to the consequences of unsustainable systems that make our reality instable and in the constant state of „emergency“, it must develop into a resilient, reactive and resourceful (3R) systems, and enhances schools and teachers to empower students to deal with the changes and uncertainties of today’s and future world. The future active citizens require content as well as a set of skills in order to manage change processes and make decisions in the conditions of uncertainty. There is no doubt that local and global events affect the functioning of the school and education whether they are of economic, social or environmental nature and that a truly child centred education should not ignore them but provide a safe environment for discussing and processing the effects of such events.