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Our first podcast series is called “The Future of Education”. It uncovers the different approaches to education, through a deeper understanding of education at large. This series reveals thought-provoking insights on topics related to education, whilst expanding our listeners’ minds and perspectives in how we can improve the world around us, through learning. In each episode we take our listeners on a journey of conversations that focus on education systems and individuals that are involved in committed journey’s to bring about change in it.
This is a summary of the episodes that we already covered in this podcast series so far:
In the 6th episode with Vusi Gumede, a professor at the University of South Africa, an author and a former adviser to the Thabo Mbeki presidency; we broadly explore how the South African educational landscape is evolving against the backdrop of COVID-19.
Published: 23 October 2020
Professor Vusi Gumede, a former Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg and a former Chief Policy Analyst in the Thabo Mbeki administration, is Professor at the University of South Africa. He was also Director of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (2013-2018). He is a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council in South Africa. Since joining the academic sector in 2010, Professor Gumede has authored and edited thirteen books and he has published over forty journal papers, book chapters and essays.
In this episode we talk about the importance of self-awareness and the human experience with renowned coaches Prerna Sujan and Anita Kulcu-Gusztafik from Business Coach Ltd in Hungary.
Published: 20 September 2020
In Episode 4 we talk to Emma Sue Prince, a trainer, author, employability consultant and founder of Unimenta. This episode digs a little deeper in the value of “soft skills” as the cornerstones to skills of the future. We briefly unpack the kinds of skills students should be honing for for their future work spaces.
Published: 20 July 2020
In this episode we are talking with Sophia Mavridi, a digital learning specialist and author, about educator’s and their continuous need to learn and adapt in the changing education system. We begin with unpacking the importance of continuous learning and how it specifically impacts the student learning experience, and we also touch on the skills set that student’s typically gain as a result of it. We take a peek into the classroom to explore the new teaching approach to “21st century thinking”.
Published: 20 July 2020
In episode two of this podcast series, we speak to Lon Appleby, a general education professor at Durham College (Canada) and founder of The Global Class, about the human experience and its significance on education. Lon shares his personal approach to educating students, something that is firmly anchored in his philosophy of the human experience. We discuss the importance of understanding learning, innovation and progress through this lens. One of the many outcomes from Lon’s approach is that it allows us to bring our own life experiences and realities into the classroom.
Published: 20 June 2020
In this episode, we discuss the current state of affairs in education with Eddy vsn Hemelrijck, CEO of MAROR NV, Lecturer at Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and Co-founder of Emagine Life. We talk about how COVID-19 will impact education, the problems with universities competing with each other, whether or not degrees will become obsolete in the future, and so much more.
Published: 20 April 2020