Education can effectively confront ‘risky business’

June 14, 2017 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Checkout the OECD Education & Skills Today blog , particularly the June 13 blog titled Risky Business by Tracy Burns.

The author writes ” While very different topics, environmental degradation, financial crises, cyber-attacks and social instability both within and in between countries have all been identified as risks for OECD countries and indeed, the whole world. Their global nature means that all of these risks require a co-ordinated international response. Education has a key role to play: as a preventative tool, it can be used to raise awareness as well as shape the attitudes and responsible behaviours of a generation of conscious global citizens. Education can also mitigate the effects of risks by equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to cope with crises as they emerge, building their resilience in the process.”

The blog is based on a report titled Trends Shaping Education: Spotlight 10: Globalisation of Risk that looks at various risk factors (including environmental*, economic, technological, socio/political, radicalism/extremism) and determines that “education can play a role in preventing and mitigating these risks by building resilience and developing the responsible and sustainable behaviours needed for a secure, global future” (p. 1).

From the blog (based on the report)

  1. Education can prepare the future workforce with the skills required to address emerging risks.
  2. Education can be a catalyst for changing knowledge, attitude and behaviour
  3. Education can reduce the impact of risk and crises
  4. Education can protect and prevent young people from engaging in risky behaviour.

It’s interesting, positive. Check it out! Rowan

*Ontario Highlight, page 3 of Globalisation, acknowledges The Ontario Eco Schools Program 

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