One World's Communities of Learning and Practice in response to the UNESCO Report

The events of the last two years have highlighted the grave need for human connection, the urgency for global cooperation, and the desperation of our threatened planet. UNESCO’s International Commission on the Future of Education 2021 Report Reimagining Our Futures Together: A New Social Contract (hereinafter: “the UNESCO report” or “the Report”) makes the call for this much-needed global conversation to create a new global social contract to help guide the future of humanity in a time of great peril. 

Heeding this call, One World has embodied the Report to ignite “One World Future Ready”, a year-long process improvement cycle aimed to reflect on the “three essential questions” presented in the Report:

  1. What do we do now that we should continue?
  2. What should we abandon?
  3. What needs to be creatively invented afresh?

UNESCO’s Futures of Education Report (2022)

Read the Full Report or Summary (multiple languages)

One World’s Communities of Learning and Practice (COLP)

Fernando Reimers
Professor Fernando Reimers
Harvard University

In alignment with the UNESCO report, One World also supports that “teachers are key figures on whom possibilities for transformation rests” (UNESCO, 2021, p. 80) and upholds the essentiality for everyone to participate in building the future of education. One World has been working with Professor Fernando M. Reimers of Harvard University and educators from around the world to build a 21st- century global learning community where educators and students learn from one another, hosting both in-person and virtual conferences.

Utilizing guidance and insights from Professor Reimers, as well as the objectives laid out in the UNESCO report, One World established global Communities of Learning and Practice (COLP) where educators collaborate on the future of education in five key areas. All five areas were chosen as they align with the different key targets laid out throughout the Report. 

The COLPs

Climate Change

Evaluate how climate change is taught in schools in various communities around the world.

Universal Values

Assess different character and value-based initiatives and their effectiveness at helping children flourish

Global Competence

Explore how global competency is being taught in different academic settings around the world.

Technology & Exponential Change

Assess how exponential change is impacting schools and communities around the globe.

Cultures of Peace

Host a series of peace events around the theme “Reimagining Education for Peace and Development”