Continuing the dialogue at EWF 2020
17 January 2020
Education Development Trust is once again taking part in this year's Education World Forum in London, the annual event that brings together the world's largest gathering of education ministers.
Now in its seventeenth year and a key event in the education calendar, Education World Forum brings together policymakers and their senior advisers – representing more than 80 per cent of the world's population – to debate future education policy. The 2020 theme is ‘One generation, what does it take to transform education?’.
The event is an invaluable opportunity for our own leading educationalists to share how we have helped policymakers deliver on their education promises, work that has spanned over 80 countries to date.
This year, as well as discussing how we have improved learning outcomes in countries including UK, Kenya, Rwanda and Brunei, we will also be sharing our latest research reports and thought leadership, including ‘Why systems thinking is important for the education sector’ presenting this vital component part of what we do, how we understand the nature of issues facing policymakers and how we support change.
A spotlight on 'Teachers Learning Together'
Our latest report, ‘Teachers Learning Together’ also under discussion at this event, providing highlights from an initial research study in Rwanda in to large scale approaches to teacher communities of practice (CoPs). The Rwandan Building Learning Foundations programme aims to improve learning outcomes in English and mathematics of 2.6 million children. The report examines early findings from the communities of practice model and its impact on teaching practice and teacher motivation, looking closely at the features of effective CoPs and the role of system level actors such as school leaders, coaches and subject supervisors.