What competencies help students develop their capacity to learn?

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Global Education Publisher C. M. Rubin interviews Secretary General IFRC Elhadj As Sy and other global thoughts leaders on Learning Literacy at the 16th Education Fast Forward Debate streamed from the Education World Forum in London.

“Numeracy and literacy are important, but learning is also a vehicle to help people recover and regain what is most critical to them – their own dignity, self-esteem, and respect for the other,” comments Secretary General of the International Federated Red Cross, Elhadj As Sy.

In a volatile, uncertain world, we’ve continued to see the global conversation on 21st century learning shift from the 3 R’s (Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic) to the relevance of the 4 C’s (Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Collaboration). Being ready to develop our own learning capacities, being able to develop the behaviors we now need as individuals, including being willing to learn continuously, are competencies essential to thriving in a globally connected, digitally driven world. So are we learning how to learn these important skills?

EFF Programme Director Gavin Dykes hosted the 16th Education Fast Forward debate entitled Learning Literacy by Design to discuss the issues. The debate was streamed live from the Education World Forum in London and debated by EFF Co-Founder, Supporter and Trustee, and CEO of Imagine Education, Jim Wynn; Senior Education & Technology Policy Specialist and Global Lead for Innovation in Education at the World Bank, Michael Trucano; Lecturer in Media, ICT and Digital Literacy from Volda University College, Jon Harman; Secretary General of the International Federated Red Cross, Elhadj As Sy, and delegates from countries all over the globe.

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