For societies facing imminent challenges, the purpose of education is often crystal clear: to enable the next generation to prosper. For societies that have achieved success, the utility of education is often less clear. What is the ultimate purpose of education? How do we enable students, schools and communities to become the building blocks of a new societal model organised around sustainable well-being?
To explore this question, Sitra has commenced a research project that will explore the intersection of sustainability, well-being and education for a globalised society on a changing planet.
The project will gather insights from multiple fields to help inform the global debate about the purpose and future of education as an essential public good. In addition to bringing together an international group of writers, our aim is to create a network around the research topics and to generate fruitful dialogue on sustainability and education.
This is why we’d like to invite you to a breakfast with us to think about how we can build the field, who should be involved and what the next steps should be. We don’t have all the answers, but we know that with your help, we can make progress.
Want to join the event? Please contact Jenna Lähdemäki: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where? Sitra, Itämerentori 2, 00181 Helsinki.
When? Wednesday 26 August, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
You can read more about the project here.
Can’t make it on 26 August? Not to worry. We are building an online presence for the network and hope that you will join the conversation. If you want to write a blog or have other suggestions, please contact us. If you have other ideas that the network should take into consideration, we will be happy to hear them.