Ready or Not – the Coming Revolution in Education

Ready or Not – the Coming Revolution in Education

2 June, 12:00–13:15

Technology and digitalization are going to fundamentally reshape the approach to education over the coming two decades, challenging institutions, businesses, and economies to get ahead of the curve. Students will be able to increasingly take advantage of personal learning tools and have more choice, curricula will place greater emphasis on project-based field experience, and teaching will become more about mentoring and shepherding students through a jungle of information. What educational institutions and societies are already demonstrating leadership in creating student ownership of digitally integrated approaches to education? And how will such approaches impact the future of employment and economic competitiveness?


Key moments

A revolution in education is inevitable, but will happen peacefully.
Olga Vasilyeva
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
What children need in the digital age at schools – they need capacity to put the information into the context. Context is the key word.
Esko Aho
Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995); Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries
We must provide teachers with technologies they will be able to acquire for advancing and being, above all else, a master for their students.
Olga Vasilyeva
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Owing to the total digitalization, the education industry will undergo the following changes: deprivatization and destandardization of content, and a sharp increase in competition between educational institutions as intellectual corporations.
Andrei Volkov
Academic policy advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
In the modern, rapidly developing world, a person must be taught to adapt and rapidly assimilate themselves into the system. This affects their personal well-being and the well-being of society as a whole.
Olga Golodets
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
The new education demands a new infrastructure, so the first thing to change should be the economic model of education.
Olga Golodets
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Educational flexibility, a solution to motivation issues and content updating should be prioritized.
Pavel Kadochnikov
President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
The school must be a centre for communication, upbringing and community project implementation. All this will help preserve its function in society.
Yaroslav Kuzminov
Rector, National Research University of the Higher School of Economics
There is a huge revolution happening in education, and its first driver is digital technologies, mobile phones which are creating access to education for every child.
Shiv Vikram Khemka
Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Nowadays, it’s not so crucial to possess knowledge as to be able to find it.
Alexey Mordashov
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal
We need a global system under which it won’t just be the teachers in training, but also graduates of regular technical universities who will feed back into the system the skills and the potential they are currently acquiring.
Marina Rakova
Chief Executive Officer, Federal State Autonomous Institution "Russian Foundation for Educational Development"