Britain’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown delivered a powerful speech at the TED forum in Oxford about the creation of a truly global society connected by powerful communication technologies.
In essence, this was a call to collaborative action in tackling global challenges like climate change, terrorism and human rights abuse.
Gordon Brown made a persuasive plea for the creation of global institutions that are underpinned by a shared moral duty to alleviate the challenges we all face whether in developing or developed nations.
As we think about re-imagining schools for today’s world, I wonder how long before schools become truly global institutions – where children from around the world are active agents and partners in projects based on finding solutions to global challenges.
How many children would dis-engage if there was real meaning and purpose to their work?