At its 50th annual meeting in June 202, the World Economic Forum recognising the profound socio-economic instabilities associated with the COVID19 pandemic, argued that this presented opportunities to reset global priorities. Such a Great Reset would focus on rebuilding a more equitable resilient society in a sustainable way, based on environmental, social and governance metrics. More green public infrastructure projects would be a central feature reflecting an embrace of concerns for environmental protection and social entrepreneurship. Education would certainly feature as a central element of any such re-setting with the critical the need for new generations of leaders.
Richard’s guest in this episode, is one who is accepting the challenge implicit in a resetting of education appropriate to emerging situations that will demand close collaboration between governments, corporations, institutions and the general public. Dr Tony Richardson is an educational specialist with over 30 years teaching and research experience. He currently consults with CIDSEL on educational projects, especially in Asia where he has sent a considerable proportion of his career.