Global North Round Table Discussion on Balanced and Inclusive Education

This round table consultation meeting is jointly organised by The Education Relief Foundation (ERF) and Globethics.net in cooperation with the University of Geneva (Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education – Research Team in International Dimensions of Education).
 
The round table discussions will give the opportunities to experts from different regions in the Global North including those from international organizations (UNESCO) to address three key questions:
  1. How do we articulate the possibilities, limitations and challenges of balanced and inclusive schooling and education in the Global North?
  2. Share policies and implementing mechanism for achieving balanced and inclusive education based on intraculturalism, transdisciplinarity, dialecticism and contextuality (ERF's four pillars of balanced and inclusive education)
  3. What are the successful experiences/projects in your region (organization) that you want to share with us about locally and culturally appropriate education?
  4. What are the means and instruments to better connect international and national actors in the education sector?
The results of this round table discussion will be formally presented at the United Nations in Geneva on December 8th, 2017 in view of endorsing the necessity of producing a Policy Guide for Code of Ethics in Balanced and Inclusive Education.
 
 
Thursday 7 December 2017
Venue: World Council of Churches Main Hall
Time Activity Speaker /Facilitator
12.00-13.30 Registration & Welcome Lunch  
13.30-14.00 Welcome Remarks
Prof Abdeljalil Akkari
Research Group on International and
Comparative Education, University of Geneva
14.00-15.00
Round Table Discussion
 
How do we articulate the possibilities, limitations and challenges of
balanced and inclusive schooling and education in the Global North?
Mr. Conrad Hughes
Director of La Grande Boissi, the
International School of Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Lena Casiez
UNESCO Chair Education for Citizenship,
Aix Marseille University », Camp des Milles Foundation -
Memory and Education
Dr. Elmar Kuhn
Dean, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg
Ms. Maria Lucia Uribe Torres
Director, Arigatou
International
Prof. Simon Robinson
Leeds Beckett University
Business School, UK
15.00-15.45
Q&A
  • Share policies and implementing mechanism for achieving balanced and inclusive education based on intraculturalism, transdisciplinarity, dialecticism and contextuality (ERF's four pillars of balanced and inclusive education)
  • What are the successful experiences/projects in your region (organization) that you want to share with us about locally and culturally appropriate education?
  • What are the means and instruments to better connect international and national actors in the education sector?
 
15.45-16.00 Academic Integrity & Empowering critical thinking Ms. Claudia Dowell
Head of Marketing (EMEA) at Turnitin
16.00-16.30
Coffee Break & Welcome of Global South Participants
 
Press Brief and Interviews with media
Media Relations
Ms. Victoria Moyano_Luna
Dr Najia Musolino
16.30-17.30
Welcome of the Global South  participants & Preparations for the High-
Level Meeting on Balanced and Inclusive Education United Nations,
Geneva
Dr. Najia Musolino
Director The Education Relief Foundation