The purpose and vision of education

Connect with educators globally to explore what school is for.

Start your journey with this theme by exploring global perspectives and research from educators and posting your own comments.

Start your journey with this theme by exploring global perspectives and research from educators and posting your own comments.

What is education for?

Now that you’ve explored global perspectives and research from educators by reading articles and watching videos, continue your journey with this theme by discussing your experiences and ideas with other educators globally.

Some prompts for discussion:

  • What are schools for?
  • What difference do teachers and schools make?
  • Is there a difference between what society values education for and what you and colleagues do? 
  • How might recent events have affected how we define the purpose of education?

Now that you’ve explored global perspectives and research from educators by reading articles and watching videos, continue your journey with this theme by discussing your experiences and ideas with other educators globally.

Some prompts for discussion:

  • What are schools for?
  • What difference do teachers and schools make?
  • Is there a difference between what society values education for and what you and colleagues do? 
  • How might recent events have affected how we define the purpose of education?

Extend your journey with this theme by viewing and submitting links to useful practice and research for our community.

Deepen your journey with this theme by recording your learning and writing reflections about your community interactions.

Use this space to record your personal learning reflections as you engage with The Education Exchange. You may like to use these questions to guide your reflection:

  • What has resonated with you?
  • What has challenged you?
  • What would you like to explore further?
  • What might you implement back in your context?
You may also wish to record the time you’ve spent on your professional learning.

Conclude your journey with this theme by reading reflections from our global community and sharing your own perspectives.