The power of education is huge, but with this power come great challenges for teachers, schools and systems. Currently there is an urgent need to operationalise social, environmental and economic sustainability at education level defining what social, environmental and economic sustainable school actually means. The Network of Education Policy Centers‘ Summer School in Albania aims to explore these challenges face by education in the realities of change and uncertainty, provide the conceptual and policy framework for the resilient, reactive and resourceful (3R) educational systems, showcase existing policies and practices.
Registration opens on 2 May 2016 and closes on 3 June 2015.
NEPC is organizing its 1st EPC conference in the year of its 10th anniversary.
EPC – Explore I Participate I Change – conference reflects the working approach of the network based on Exploring education with the aim of creating adequate recommendations and proposing evidence-based solutions, Participating in international debates about education and advocating for participative policymaking and proposing effective and sustainable Change in education systems.
NEPC believes that a holistic approach is crucial for quality education. The quality of an education system is reflected in the values and knowledge it provides, achievable only if it is good for all and if it enhances the personal development of future generations of global citizens.
Education systems are constantly placed in a central role for achieving societal changes, thus increasingly overwhelming education with expectations to be the force of change. Although education cannot change societies alone, it has an important role to play. Current trends in education show the tendency of fragmented approaches to support or oppose certain social movements and social phenomena. The practices of focusing education on individual social issues and agendas cause the lack of comprehensive understanding of its primary functions.
Covering a wide range of topics, the aims of the conference are:
- to present current phenomena and challenges in education
- to help identify the characteristics of quality education in all its aspects
- to outline the primary functions of education today
| NEPC Summer School: “Managing change and uncertainty: Education for the Future”
| 3-9 July 2016
The Network of Education policy centers (NEPC), located in Zagreb (Croatia), is organising another Summer School. This year it will be held in Albania (venue to be decided) from 3 – 9 July 2016. The Summer School will focus on the challenges that the transition of our societies brings along for teachers, schools and systems. There is an urgent need to operationalise social, environmental and economic sustainability at education level, defining what social, environmental and economic sustainable schools actually means. In July NEPC explores these challenges, by discussing existing policies and practices, and aims to provide in the conceptual and policy framework for resilient, reactive and resourceful (3R) educational systems.
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