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[Webinar] Introduction to 2020 Global Competition on Design for Future Education (GCD4FE)

In 1994, UNESCO held the "World Conference on Special Needs Education: Access and Quality" in Salamanca, Spain, where the concept of inclusive education was first proposed. 25 years later, in 2019, UNESCO launched the Futures of Education initiative to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the futures of humanity in a global context of increasing complexity and uncertainty. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into turmoil, pushing us to rethink our unbalanced, unstable global education system which is proved to be fragile under the crisis. The 4th International Webinar: Futures of Education from Students’ Perspectives and 2020 Global Competition on Design for Future Education Training Seminar will revolve around inclusive education and provide a platform for in-depth discussion on visions for the futures of education. In addition, 2020 Global Competition on Design for Future Education (GCD4FE) will be introduced in the webinar to raise people’s awareness about inclusive education and let students both home and abroad know about this opportunity to make tangible contributions to the futures of education.

The 4th International Webinar: Futures of Education from Students’ Perspectives will be held on September 20th, Sunday. The webinar will mainly focus on four important aspects of inclusive education: Education in crisis, personalized education, rural education, and special education. We’ve invited Omer Rana, College Dean of International, Professor of Performance Engineering, Cardiff University, Ahmed Tlili, Co-Director of the OER Lab at the Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University, Visiting Professor at UNIR iTED Spain, Expert at the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), Fahriye Alitinay, Director of graduate school of educational sciences, Co-chair of societal research and development center Near East University, and Saida Affouneh, Director of e-learning center and Dean of faculty of Education at AN Najah National University to give us keynote speeches and last year's prize winners from different countries will share their thoughts with us.

We welcome all who are interested in the futures of education to take part in our webinar. Please scan the QR code below to fill up an entry form for audience. You can join the Wechat group for audience via the QR code which will pop up the moment you submit the entry form. Audience will have chance to pose questions to our speech guests and participate in our round table discussion.