1.1.1. Plenary

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 8:45AM - 10:15AM
Location: Hall L

Session Type: Plenary

Moderator: Mr Peter Thompson, Educator, broadcaster, author and communication consultant, (Australia)

Keynote address: 'Beyond unreasonable doubt – education in times of uncertainty and systemic global dysfunction' (1201)

There is no more reasonable doubt about the seriousness of the global socio-ecological challenges threatening our planet.  Yet, there is a lot of unreasonable doubt, for instance around climate change, manufactured purposely by interest groups seeking to maintain current unhealthy systems as they benefit from them the most, at least for the time being.  Citizens and, indeed many educators among them, find themselves confused and caught in the middle often defaulting to the everyday routines and systems they are accustomed to in their personal and professional lives. Who to believe? What to do?

Key interest area (KIA): Mult
Sector(s): ELT,HE,SCH,VET

Prof. Arjen Wals, Professor and UNESCO Chair in Social Learning and Sustainable Development, Wageningen University, Netherlands