Plenary Plenary B

The OEB Plenary Debate

Date Thursday, Dec 3  Time   –   

Are we equipping young people with the skills they need to participate, contribute and compete in our technology-oriented society? What specific new skills are needed? Are schools and universities the right places to teach these so-called ’21st century skills’? Are they even capable of teaching them? Shouldn’t formal learning just provide the conventional skills, which will always be necessary in any age, rather than trying to offer instruction driven by the latest technological fad? Or will tomorrow’s students need a new set of basic skills, if they are to make the most of studying at a new level of complexity?

Join us for the OEB Plenary Debate on the motion ’This House believes 21st Century skills aren’t being taught - and they should be’.

Workshop leader

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Harold Elletson

The New Security Foundation, UK


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Allan Päll

European Youth Forum, Belgium

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Miles Berry

University of Roehampton, UK

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Jo Swinson

Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills in the UK's coalition Government of 2010-2015, UK

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Pedro De Bruyckere

Artevelde Hogeschool, Belgium