Follow-Up Call: Re-imagining Higher Education

WHEN: Jun 11, 2020 05:00 PM
WHAT: In late May, we held a call on Re-imagining Education with Otto Scharmer, Dacher Keltner and Sanjay Sarma. Although the call had emerged on very short notice, many hundreds of people joined and afterward, sent in enthusiastic responses about their resonance with the call themes.

To follow-up further, we are setting up another call among the interested listeners. While we haven't finalized the format, we will likely have a few "seeders" and then do breakouts, and see if there are ways to support collective or decentralized actions.

Some of the questions that were raised earlier ... Can we lead with curiosity, compassion and courage? Can education become more than just exams? What is a healthy human? How do we equip students with transformational literacy? Can schooling integrate hands, head and heart? If online learning succeeds when offline classrooms are socially distant, can we flip our current modalities of teaching? How can service and arts support the praxis of wisdom? What core competencies do existing institutions need to shift from ego-system thinking to eco-system designs? As the half-life of degrees falls, how can we balance vertical specialization of skills with a horizontal universality of values? Instead of replacing one app, maybe it's time to build a new operating system? Can we learn to live in the grey zone? Heading into an upcoming 'social recession', how do we respond to 1.6 billion student lives that are now disrupted?

UPDATE, June 23rd:
Few weeks ago, we held an inspiring call on re-imagining higher-education, with Otto Scharmer, Sanjay Sarma, and Dacher Keltner. It has created various sub-conversations, and some great openings -- and we are trying to figure out the best way to support the collective emergence.
Before we have another call, we felt it would be meaningful to get a pulse from all of you (who expressed interest after the call, to dive deeper). Could you take some reflective moments to share your lens on education via this brief survey?

We apologize for some fuzziness as we navigate an unfolding experiment, but we look forward to your input and co-creation in tapping into the many possibilities in front of us (via the survey link here).
Looking forward!
HOST:Preeta Bansal

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