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Sunday, April 28

5:00 pm – Welcome reception (Selim Room)

Welcome and a conversation on education for human flourishing in the AI age
Welcome: Anthony Mackay
Speaker: Michael Reiss Professor of Science Education at the Institute of Education, UCL
Facilitator: Michael Stevenson

6:15 pm – Walk to the harbor from the hotel for dinner cruise

Monday, April 29

9:30 am – Welcome and Introductions (Selim Room)

Anthony Mackay and Olli-Pekka Heinonen

9:45 am – Broad agenda for our work on AI and its impact on education  

Facilitator: Anthony Mackay

Our agenda has four parts:

  1. How will the advance of AI and related technologies impact how we live our lives, the future of work and the skills needed for the future workforce, and the goals of education?
  2. What will this mean for what students need to learn and for how this should be taught?
  3. What will this mean for how we organize the education system ensure all students receive the education they will need for the future?
  4. What will the impact of this be on the teaching profession and the preparation of teachers?

10:00 am – Session One

What does the advance of AI and related technologies mean for how we live our lives, the future of work, the skills needed for the future workforce and the goals of education?

Discussion by jurisdiction respondents:

Respondents: Finland, Estonia and Singapore. Singapore to be joined by Mr. Chng Kai Fong, managing director, Economic Development Board (by video) 
Respondent to jurisdictions: Marc Tucker
  • Where is your economy headed and what does that mean for the future of work, both the jobs that will be available and the skills profile needed for those jobs?
  • Does this future imply evolutionary or revolutionary changes?
  • What challenges do these futures present for a prosperous and equitable society?
  • What might these considerations mean for the goals of education?

Update on OECD Work on These Issues

Michael Stevenson

Group Discussion for all Jurisdictions

Facilitator: Anthony Mackay

  • What is the perspective of other jurisdictions on these issues?
  • What issues emerge from this conversation for the redesign of your education systems?

12:15 pm – Lunch (hotel restaurant Krog Roba)

1:30 pm – Session Two

What Do AI and related technologies mean for what our students should learn?

Respondents: British Columbia and Hong Kong (Japan sent written responses)
Respondent to jurisdictions: Marc Tucker

Discussion by jurisdiction respondents:

  • How does the first discussion help us rethink curriculum for our students?
  • What are you doing now to revamp curriculum to be responsive to these changes?
  • What challenges do you face in revamping curriculum to respond to these issues?

OECD Perspective on How Curriculum is Changing Globally

Andreas Schleicher

Group Discussion for all Jurisdictions

Facilitator: Anthony Mackay

  • What is the perspective of other jurisdictions on these issues?
  • What issues emerge from this conversation for the redesign of your education systems?

4:15 pm – Update on NCEE Comparative Learning System Study

Jackie Kraemer, Anthony Mackay and Marc Tucker

4:45 pm – Adjourn

6:15 pm – Reception (Selim Room)

  • Performance of Finnish music by school quartet followed by a discussion of Finland’s Cross-Agency Strategy on Preparing for the AI Future. Discussion led by Olli-Pekka Heinonen, with Pekka Ala- Pietilä, chair of Finland’s AI Programme and EU’s AI High-level Expert Group

7:15 pm – Dinner

Tuesday, April 30

9:30 am – Session Three

What does AI and related technologies mean for teaching, learning and assessment?

Respondent: Singapore and Korea. Korea to be joined by Dr. Ohkwa Lee from Chungbuk University and in-country experts on new learning technologies (by video)

Respondent to jurisdiction: Marc Tucker

Jurisdiction Discussion:

  • How is technology changing teaching, learning and assessment today? What is exciting? What is concerning?
  • What are the issues you think we should be asking about where and how learning takes place in the future?

Group Discussion

Facilitators: Anthony Mackay and Michael Stevenson

  • What are the top three decisions you have to make now?
  • What aspects of this topic do you want to learn more about or discuss more together?
  • What questions does this discussion raise about the design of an education system equipped for the future, which will be the focus of our agenda in Hong Kong?

11:15am – Next Steps 

Facilitator: Anthony Mackay

  • Agenda for fall policy dialogue in Hong Kong
  • Project business

12:00 pm – Working Lunch with Panel of Estonian Technology Entrepreneurs (Selim Room)

Facilitator: Michael Stevenson

Panel:

Mr. Martin Villig, Co-founder of Taxify, Estonia

Mr. Märt Aro, Co-founder of DreamApply, founder of the EdTech Forum

Mr. Alan Adojaan, Member of Board, Robolab “Yanu”

Mr. Marten Kaevats, National Digital Advisor, Government Office of Estonia

1:30 pm – Concluding Remarks

Anthony Mackay

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