Towards Global Learning Goals

From Ferment to Fusion

In our third report we look further at the challenges we set out in ‘Kindling the Flame’. We reflect on innovation and change, and we identify for each challenge a practical, coalition building, action.

Download 'From Ferment to Fusion'Our first report: 'The World Needs Global Learning Goals'Our second report: 'Kindling the Flame'

In this report we set out our plan for taking on the ‘eight challenges’ we must meet to make global learning goals happen:

  • “Reimagine, rebundle, reconfigure the global education landscape”
  • “Building coalitions that ensure educations talismanic pioneers are heard”
  • “How can pioneer governments generate peer pressure for change?”
  • “Businesses and foundations and a second learning renaissance”
  • “Universities part of the solution, not part of the problem”
  • “Young people as producers of their education, rather than consumers”
  • “Show me the money”
  • “Winning the argument” 

Who was involved?

Click on our list of key external interlocutors to skip to the chapter they helped produce:

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Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice Chancellor of Buckingham University, UK, TGLG Steering Advisory Board

Prof. John Sexton

President Emeritus of New York University, USA

Dr. Amel Karboul

Former minister, and CEO of the Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East

Justin van Fleet

Chief of Staff to Rt. Honourable Gordon Brown, in the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education

Helene Holm-Pedersen

Advisor to the High Representative, European External Action Service,  European Union

Princess Sarah Zeid

Co-Chair of Every Woman Every Child EveryWhere,  UNHCR Advisory Group on Gender, Forced Displacement and Protection, TGLG Steering Advisory Board

Jairaj Mashru

Director of Customer Innovation, Salesforce, TGLG Steering Advisory Board

Helen Clark

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

Emma Sinclair

Businesswoman, entrepreneur, and journalist. Co-founder of EnterpriseJungle

Julie Chappell

Former UK Ambassador to Guatemala, and Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum

Sarah Brown

British campaigner for global health and education, founder and president of the children’s charity Theirworld, the Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education and the co-founder of A World at School

Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary

Education Investment Committee, Porticus, and Private Foundations’ representative to the Board, Global Partnership for Education

Baroness Valerie Amos

Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, former  British Secretary of State for International Development and UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Will Hutton

Principal of Hertford College, University of Oxford, and Chair of the Big Innovation Centre. Formerly editor-in-chief for The Observer newspaper

Federica Busa & Hind Al Owais

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You can also download our first report, ‘The World Needs Global Learning Goals’, where we outline the exciting conversation happening in learning, the challenges we face, and how the Towards Global Learning Goals initiative plans to work on it.

Our second report, ‘Kindling the Flame’, claims most people are learning the wrong things in the wrong way, proposes Global Learning Goals for all learners, and sets out the challenges we face to make them happen.