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Charles Fadel leading the way on 21st Century Skills

Charles Fadel cares deeply about what students of all ages need to thrive in the 21st Century.

As founder and Chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign, he has well-shaped views about how curriculum should be redesigned to enable students to be life and work ready. These are eagerly sought by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as governments and education leaders across the world.

Best known as the pioneer of the idea of 21st Century Skills, Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and futurist whose focus is on what every person needs to learn in order to succeed throughout life.

The rise of automation and artificial intelligence is recasting how education and learning is taught, including how and what teachers teach, how information is gathered and communicated, and what and how students learn.

According to Charles Fadel, what is happening now is similar to the 17th Century and the Age of Reason when learning shifted from grammar and logic to maths and science.

Charles Fadel will take the audience on a tour of what the 21st Century skills are, the barriers conspiring to keep the system mismatched with what we need in life and work, and why change is the safest option for all learners and how it can be rolled out in a deliberate, caring and thoughtful way.