Sharing the video clip and news article (and related sites) of the UNESCO Bangkok and Chulalongkorn University Thailand spearheaded future literacy workshop entitled “Rethinking Education through Imagining Future Scenarios”.
I am so happy to be a part of this and looking forward to co-designing a couple of post-workshop events and projects in the Philippines, Pakistan, India and Vietnam.
This workshop engaged community-based learning and non-formal education practitioners from Asia and the Pacific in a three-day learning-by-doing knowledge creation process. Inspiration for this event originated in the important discussions taking place around the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, the critical role of learning in creating sustainable societies, and UNESCO’s efforts to explore these issues as discussed in a recent publication Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good? (UNESCO, 2015)
The design of this “FL KnowLab” starts with a deep appreciation of the significant societal role played by education, learning and training outside formal educational institutions. It recognizes the need for a more fluid approach to learning as a continuum, in which formal education institutions interact more closely with other less formalized educational experiences from early childhood throughout life (UNESCO 2015). The workshop design also incorporates the premise that the delivery of lifelong learning through flexible and need-specific approaches by practitioners of community-based learning and non-formal education can play a central role in the discovery and realization of opportunities to promote sustainable development. (UNESCO, 2015)
Social and cultural learning, the study of myth and metaphor, the arts and immersive storytelling can enrich our meaning of life and alter and even transform our personal and collective social outlook. The stories, the discourse, myth or narrative that inform us and our imaginations creates the world and the reality we live in.
We want to explore communities, young and emerging leaders futures EQ/IQ and engage them to deep innovation and social foresight. Creating high quality images, stories and understanding about local futures and applying these in useful ways like developing a policy, organizing a movement, guiding a strategy, avoiding or mitigating disasters and pursuing social innovations is social foresight (Foresight International, 2014).
The Center for Engaged Foresight and its host of “city networks” will hold a workshop on Social Innovation and Foresight for Emerging Leaders on the 20th of September at the Joe 10’s Coffee Shop Laoag. The event will be held in different parts of the country in Laoag, Vigan, San Fernando, Baguio, Manila, Cebu, and Davao city.
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So this is where we will launch the social foresight event @ Joe 10’s Coffee shop – free wifi with an amazing patio and lounge areas 🙂