Not leaving, any other European Union countries – I’d think that’s a wish we all in the panel can sign up for. However, like Tiina pointed out, it’s not just that all the good stuff is there up for grabs for the member states; you do need to pay your dues as well. It might be that not all the EU countries quite live up to that.
We got into Brexit big time, that’s for sure. Super interesting discussions and Alastair has definitely a very special bird eye view on all this. Guess we all are still a bit sad and slightly shocked about Britain choosing to leave the EU, even though the Union has definitely given the European educational systems a great boost on many levels. The repercussions of Brexit will probably be much more in-depth than we can even imagine today.
Tiina also shared two extremely interesting documents connected to our discussion:
- For understanding the importance of education for democracy and equality in these days of worry and uncertainty “Competence for Democratic Culture – Living together as equals in culturally diverse democratic societies” – published by European Council:http://www.coe.int/…/educ…/Source/competences/CDC_en.pdf
- For the next PISA 2018 tests in which students’ global competence will be tested “Global competency for an inclusive world” a publication by OECD: https://www.oecd.org/…/Global-competency-for-an…
However, we soldier on in the exotic North and now we must soon set the date for the next BSoA episode that will possibly dig deep in augmented and virtual reality! With a bit of luck – and perhaps even some planning – we might get a bunch of friends and colleagues to join us in the panel. Just like Tiina said: it’s tons of fun, for free!
Want to just listen to our words of wisdom? Excellent choice, the talking heads thing is actually kinda dum, guess we should do something about that.. Anyway, the audio-only version – a standard mp3 file – is available directly on the web right here!