Proceedings of The 16th UNESCO-APEID International Conference 2014
In 1996, UNESCO released the inspirational Delors report Learning: The Treasure Within. It presented a vision of education based on four pillars of learning: learning to live together, learning to know, learning to do and learning to be. The report emphasized that the survival of humanity is highly dependent on learning how to live together. The world has changed in many ways since the publication of the Delors report. Much has been accomplished, but a lot more needs to be done to translate the idealistic vision of education into actions on the ground. There is increasing demand for education to balance the focus on economic development with social responsibility and citizenship. of Education: Learning to Live Together The viii To help frame current thinking on education in a changing world, UNESCO Bangkok, the Ministry of Education in Thailand, the Asian-Pacific Network for International Education and Values (APNIEVE), Pearson Thailand and J.P. Morgan co-organized the 16th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, The Heart of Education: Learning to Live Together in November 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference provided a forum for participants to share their knowledge and experiences, raise critical questions, provide constructive feedback and, most of all, express their commitment to imbue and translate the essence of learning to live together in their respective educational efforts. This report contains selected papers presented at the Conference to reflect the linkages between learning and social development, showcase approaches and tools, and identify enabling policies and instruments to promote learning to live together.