Educating in Changing Times:
Reflect, Rethink, Rebuild
4-Week Online CourseStart Date: November 9, 2020
Do you sense that the world is changing at an increasingly quickening pace?
Are you noticing that the way you communicate, find information, shop, learn, and work have changed in the last few years?
How have you reshaped your practices as an educator in response to these changes?
And what does this mean for how the school or education system itself may need to be reshaped?
Educating in such a world can be quite overwhelming. “What will be important for your students to know, value and be able to do in a future that’s hard to visualize?” This question underpins our 4-week journey through this online course, which will bring together educational leaders, pioneers, and practitioners from around the world.
Each week of the online course will focus on one of the questions below:
- In our fast-changing world, what new challenges are learners and teachers facing?
- What knowledge, values and skills will be critical for the success of our learners? How can we increase the well-being of our learners in a culture of over-achievement?
- Given our globalizing world, what does it mean to be a ‘global citizen’ and contribute to building a more sustainable, just and equitable world?
- In response to these new challenges, how can we help develop innovate mindsets, both for ourselves and our learners, using the breakthrough approaches of design thinking?
In this course, you will:
- Examine the challenges facing educators in light of changes in society, information flows, advancing technologies, and more;
- Be ready to respond creatively and proactively to the challenges and opportunities of today’s world;
- Understand design thinking as a methodology, and have garnered experience applying it in the field of education;
- Cultivate a global network of changemakers to refer to during the course and into the future.
Educators at all levels – teachers, university professors, administrators and nonformal educators – as well as anyone who considers themselves to be an ‘innovator’ in the field of education, or wishes to become one – including researchers, policy-makers, administrators and educational project coordinators. All will be encouraged to define their education challenge from their own perspective so as to best benefit from this course.
This is a 4-week online course starting November 9, 2020.
$595 tuition rate. A certificate is awarded upon completion by the Centre for Executive Education at the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Enroll with someone else and each will receive a 10% discount.
Stephanie Knox Steiner facilitates Educating in Changing Times: Reflect, Rethink, Rebuild. She is a peace educator and lifelong learner. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Community, Liberation, Indigenous and Ecospychologies specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she researching decolonial pedagogies and the spaces that make them possible. She has taught courses on peace, nonviolence, justice, sustainability, human rights, and service learning at San Diego City College and Chapman University. In addition to her classroom teaching, she has served as the Director of Education for the Metta Center for Nonviolence and as the Peace Education Program Coordinator at Teachers Without Borders (TWB). She earned her Master of Arts in Peace Education from the University for Peace in Costa Rica, and her Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Development from McGill University in Montreal. She is also a mindfulness practitioner and member of the Earth Holder Community care taking council, an organization that engages at the nexus of mindfulness, earth and racial justice. She is currently based in Colorado.
Course Design: The course was created by Mohit Mukherjee, Founding Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. Mr. Mukherjee has lived and worked in three continents (ten countries) holding leadership roles in the private sector, in nonprofit organizations, and universities. He is the Director of UPEACE’s Centre for Executive Education, which he founded in 2006. In this role he has led over 40 seminars in seven countries on themes ranging from ‘Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change’ to ‘Beyond Traditional Leadership.’