Hello I attended your wonderful event wise beijing last november. I would welcome chance to meet any of wise beijing delegates who are attending wise qatar. I will also be in Beijing Nov 5-11 - could we meet? I am working with youth around the world on how to make friends with China - its the only major nation that is demanding youth take sustainability livelihoods seriously . As Jack Ma has said , half of all youth will be unemployable by 2030 unless we transform education firstname.lastname@example.org washington dc
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Main reason for optimism is leapfrogging - thats when a society/place that was excluded from industrial age networks leapfrogs an old system to a new one thanks to 1000 times more COMstech than 1946; about a third of the world never had wired telephone lines, now almost all have mobile (text version); more than a quarter of the world never had electricity grids, now microsolar is linking in;. Prior to 2017 only Jim Kim open spaced this debated in DC: let's hope all parents and youth do now from usa to china to Rome, from Scotland to Argentina, from Bangalore to Haiti. from . G1 G2. Join Valuetrue.com and QBG -does your place have a JYK to celebrate global youth? futures of Liberty 1 & education 1
|Even as the 1960s moon race inspired the world, we need to understand how unequal the opporttunity to innovate had been - even in the 1960s as many as half the world's people had no access to electricity grids so they got their news of the moon race by word of mouth.|
Consider 1000-1500- until the last few years of this period , the known world was Europe-Asia and NE Africa; #BR8 the med sea was the main world trade waterway; places facing this sea increasingly developed win-win trades; moreover #BR7 the west asian border to med sea was the start of an amazing overland relay of traders which stretched all the way to china (the silk road was the greatest overland world trade route ever and to sustain its interfacing markets required positive cross-cultural bridging all along its route. Silks and spices from the Chinese end acted like a positive currency- there was much demand for them whose value naturally went up the further they were merchanted back to Europe. Everyone gained for this trading route- you can read marco polo's diaries- perhaps nowhere invested more in artistic celebrations of being a major hub of positive trade than his hometown venice in europe and the town he was asked to govern for 2 years in china Hangzhou which marco described as the great town of markets in the world.)
What happened towards 1500 that 2 long shipping routes were discovered by north europeans- the new world of the ameriucas to the west (#BR6 N, #BR10 what we now call Latin America), and a way of reaching the @BR2 South Asian coastal Belt (starting with the indian subcontinent) by sailing around africa. A ship captain couldnt affird such a long return voyage unless he goit what trade he wanted- soon this big ships were equipped with gun power and crews were pressganged or even enslaved. Next in the process was colonising. So it was that nations became big by pludering economies of other peoples places. Back in 1500 places economic size was corelated with population. Soon Britain grew at the expense particularly of the Indian subcontiuent. Mainly Britain and France colonised Africa too, Spain andPotrtugal colonised Latin America. North America was settled by a mixyure of Europeans whose declaration of Indendence in 1776 ended any attempt by Britain to colonise America, But we should note that the USA was built on a sort of internal colonisation - natives had theor places taken over and slaves were used to do most of the hard labour. In effect the old war's colonial ways casued the 2 world wars of the fkirst half of the 20th C. From 1946 most of the world's countries regained their independence but starting from (mainly undeveloped states - poverty that the colonia era had gtraped them in).
Ironically whule the UDA came to tghe resuce of the old workld and from 1946 helped relaunch the two biggest losers of world war 2 Germsny and Japan, american (not withstandiong thair family trees origins) had previously had little modern of knowledge of Eurasia but were pulled into peacekeeping and the cold war with russia through the sceond half of the 20th C. Whilst there was some understanding of the extraoerdinary progress japanese enginers made with electornics, civil and other enginnering, the rise and rise of the east and the often difficult bodrers that had been caused by British and Jpoanese colonisation of the region are not deeply studied by most Americans or their media. It should be the best news the world has ever seen that the fifth of the world in chjna tghat closed itself to the world for more than a centiry after Brfits has offered opium as a gtrading currency in 1860 is now as entrepreneurial as anywhere. With over half of tghe world's ;people facikng either the sout asia or east asia coastal belts, the opportunity the east is cfreating to win0pwin gtrade oin line with moore's ever increasing technology should make sustainable youth worlwdie the gfreatesty positive curency-invetsment the human race has ever mapped. But this is not how USA or the block of coungtriues ruled by the Euro have marketed transapfrently. Instead we are caught in the Keynsian crisis of economist not valuing the hippocratic oathes he had published as tghe final chapter of the ngeneral throy of employment money and interest. The 2020s are likely to make the system designs our tech spreads irreversible- will the end game be big brother extinction or little sister sustainability?
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Dear Jialing http://www.21cedu.cn/ wise lead partner china (friends)
EDUCATION CORE ROLE IN Valuing 21st C economies as growing people not just consuming things
The one-pager below is what i came up with as a discussion list that interests me most. However I should say that as a statistician once I start listening to other WISE delegates and youth I often find they have a better way of wording similar challenges- very interested to understand your foci while I am in Beijing if your time permits.
Below i mention Gordon Dryden www.thelearningweb.net who first discussed radical change in education with my family 33 years ago while dad was deputy editor of The Economist and Ed Resor's www.worldpossible.org the english speaking world's main cataloguing of who is using what completely open learning modules. For those educators concerned with Xi Jinping's first centenarian goal of ending poverty in china by 2020 I would always recommend a field visit to sir fazle abed in brac who was WISE first educational laureate. He was kind enough to be chief guest a remembrance party to my father at Japan Embassy in Dhaka in 2012 where four hours were spent on such topics could microeducationsummit ever scale globally or will there ever be one end poverty mooc of the sort that ensures succession of his knowhow. While his BRAC University will no doubt sustain his knowledge in Bangladesh the deepest solutions used by village women to change cultures and build rural bangladesh from nothing in 1972 have been misrepresented in all English speaking universities due to financiers not educators being the sponsors of microcreditsummit since 1997. When it comes to summits for changing finance the AIIB format is the best I have ever experienced with the one concern - it doesnt have a team turning its work into educational formats
BRAC www.brac.net and www.bkash.com (the largest cashless banking system of MP3 text-mobiles) are developed by the most exciting 100000 girl empowerment educators in one network that I have been able to find in a lifetime of searching. Amy (Chen Qian) now at Columbia University was one of only two Chinese students to attend sir fazle abed's 80th birthday party. Her female teams including graduate of Tsinghua and Serve China Villages were in the process of organising some student exchnages between Beijing and Sir Fazle Abed when the terrorism crisis in Dhaka last summer caused China to ban visas to Bangladesh
EDUCATION CORE ROLE IN Valuing 21st C economies as growing people not just consuming things
China as educational benchmark for every where:
Ø Because of half a billion under 30s to create livelihoods around
Ø Because of 80 million public servants leading THE DREAM of all young people who want to be sustainability generation. In my professional view as author on brand valuation, Chinese media eg CGTN asks urgently creative questions on education unlike any western media
Ø Because China’s commissioner on education Jack Ma most clear of 30 national leaders – unless we change education (bring beyond classroom) half of youth will be unemployable by 2030 www.educationcommission.org
Questions from Wise China
Anyone studying how issues raised at Wise China connect with issues raised by Jack Ma
What types of approaches – eg China’s leadership of Moocs – can lead to transformational education – compared with worldpossible.org demonstration
Is anyone at Wise China interested in the world of Wise’s first Laureate my friend Sir Fazle Abed whose 100000 girl empowerment educators in Bangladesh is extreme poverty reconciliation’s benchmark model
Does WISE in Beijing have any monthly club linking in leading students – eg ThinkinChina café close to Tsinghua and Peking University discussed many Chinese Dream action networks but doesn’t seem to integrate educational movements fully
Does anyone in China still use www.thelearningweb.net a best seller written by my friend Gordon Dryden which was read by nearly 10 million Chinese parents
How does Wise China connect with other Wise Summits
Eg Wise Madrid friends attending Wise – Graeme Atherton knows most UK education networks; Marta Vernet at Barcelona International school is well connected on all outside the classroom experiments in her region. Back in 2001 I volunteered at Europan Union to survey citizens across 20+ countries on localities that were most collaboratively entrepreneurial. Barcelona was voted top and Brussles staged an event there procliaiming it the number 1 knowledge city. So while I have no understanding of deep local politics in Spian, I feel that youth are losing out on what Pope Francis has pointed out in his speech at Strasbourg as the big failure of EU systems. Whether there is a chance to constructively raise this issue at Argentina G20 is something youth are currently debating with world bank headquarters and some other interested parties in Canada and elsewhere
How can we help youth connect UAE superb contributions – WISE & Varkey summit – with other regions of the world. Mostofa has spent most of last decade trying to connect youth summits between uae, bagladesh and india -as well as poorest communities in USA, and Scotland - but we made a false start spending over a year's work trying to support muhmmad yunus before we realised politicas around him was not likely to help build sustainable relationships with Chinese Jobs creators.
MISSING CURRICULA AS A WAY FORWARD
By listing missing or as yet under accessible curricula, we are customizing experiment networks by particular curricula youth demand most –examples;
6th grade up curricula of indsutrial revolution 4 and blockchain - a catalogue of cases to explore not something to be examined on as its changing too fast
How to make English (or Chinese) 10 times more affordable to learn as second language
How to reconnect Youth (sports, arts, arts) in community with expereintial learning. This is Jack Ma's post 2020 agenda at Tokyo Olympics- we believe student unions should now be cataloguing their favorite practice in community networks - special olympics, Yao Ming Foundation, SingforHope.org are examples who can become world class partbershios in scaling such a movement.
How to turn geographical economics and culture exchanges of Belt Road into an educational curriculum from 6th grade up - some homework on maps appears at blog www.chinathanks.com (if blogs are banned and you would like some maps ask me to send a powerpoint)
How to collaborate around lead cases for each of the 17 sustainability goals in such a way that improved solutions are part of the design ( ie inquiry not being examined on perfection is part of how the curriculum is open space facilitated). In parallel we are helping search for world record jobs creators of 3 billion new jobs triangularised by 1 going green, 2 renewing every community’s inclusion, 3 understanding whether local to global belt road has kept up with 1000 times more being spent on digital now versus 1946
Specific markets (eg adolescent female health curricula propesed by first ladies and advancing mainly out of Australia and The Lancet) and skills shortages as industrial revolution 4 changes half of the most valuable vocational or professional capabilities every 5 yearssincerely chris macrae (email is by bets contact or my us mobile 240 316 8157 which sometimes works on whatsapp)
Previously Dear Jialing
I will be spending most of my weekend trying to tidy up notes on past wise connections and will write again after that