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Education for Flourishing Summit: 'A Call to Rethink Education in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic'

Thursday, 06 August, 2020

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The School of Education will host its Education for Flourishing Summit: "A Call to Rethink Education in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic" Friday, Aug. 6, and Saturday, Aug.7, online. Both days’ sessions take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

About the Summit

One of the most pressing needs of our 21st Century society is the well-being of children and young adults. The current pandemic has further underscored the value of fostering resilience and flourishing in ways consistent with the phrase that students “can’t Bloom until they Maslow.” To address the ensuing well-being crisis, K-12 and post-secondary education will require a substantial paradigm shift.                                                                                                             

As such, we will have to adopt a new framework that is comprehensive in nature to ensure the well-being of children and young adults. Schools, once centers of content learning, will equally need to become centers that promote individual and community flourishing.

This summit aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers, administrators, practitioners, and thought-leaders in education, with parents and students, to exchange ideas on how to promote and support human flourishing in schools and communities.

Keynote speakers include Kwame Adams, Graduate 2020, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Matthew T. Lee, Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University, will be present at the event.

Topics for the event include:

Teaching and Learning for Flourishing

Race and Flourishing in Education

Measurement and Evaluation of Flourishing in Schools

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