The Big Education Conversation is a global initiative to get people talking about what education is really for and how it should change for the future. Big Education Conversation will ultimately support a million local, regional, and national conversations around the world.
Conversations about the purpose of education are important in transforming education systems. They help different groups, like students, parents, educators, and government leaders, to come together, discuss their beliefs and hopes, and develop a shared vision for education in their community or country. Through Big Education Conversations anyone can contribute to creating a shared purpose and vision for education.
Developed in the UK, the Big Education Conversation was initially brought to life by Big Change - a charity that wants to help create a society where every child can thrive. The Big Education Conversation also builds on the Center for Universal Education at Brookings’ global research on the purpose of education and its Conversation Starter Tools which are used across 12 countries from the Americas to Africa to Asia and Australia.
In 2022, Big Change, The Center for Universal Education at Brookings, the Lego Foundation, and Salesforce are working to support Big Education Conversations to happen all around the world. The initiative was formally launched at the UN Transforming Education Summit. Today, a coalition of organisations in countries across the globe are working to lead Big Education Conversations in their communities and countries.
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