How investing in girls' education could return billions in GDP

How investing in girls' education could return billions in GDP
For every dollar invested into girls' rights and education, developing nations could see a return of $2.80, according to a new report.Targets to improve girls education are included in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, signed by world leaders in 2015.Around 130 million girls worldwide were out of school before COVID-19, according to UNESCO, and more than 11 million may not return to classes. Making sure all girls are finishing secondary edu...
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Learning sustainability

Learning sustainability
As I am a novice here, please forgive my greater than usual clumsiness. I saw an announcement asking people to post in the blog, and so I am dutifully making a effort to contribute. How many pillars are there in sustainable development - or sustainability? If you answer three, you would be right, at least in the traditional view of the term. This view holds that sustainability has three dimensions or pillars: society, the environment and the econ...
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Returning to the classroom will be a chance to rethink its purpose

Returning to the classroom will be a chance to rethink its purpose
The pandemic has forced students around the world into distance learning.This has exposed the shortcomings of both online and classroom-based education.As we get back to normal, we have a chance to combine the best of both worlds into a more effective pedagogical model. Here's how COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on life across the planet, and few things are expected to return to the old normal anytime soon. For education, though, a new normal ...
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Climate change doom and gloom is not cool

Climate change doom and gloom is not cool
Whether its for COVID19 or the underlying climate crisis, naysaying, denial and despair are not the way to go. Coronavirus will pass, climate change will not. Some of the effects of global warming we will have to learn to live with. By rallying to the cause, by embracing the challenge and switching small things we do everyday and inspiring others to do the same, by educating ourselves on the basics of ecology and climate change, by choosing our p...
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COVID-19's staggering impact on global education

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Over a billion students worldwide are unable to go to school or university, due to measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.The pandemic is expected to have a huge impact on global education. Close to a billion people are still locked down after the coronavirus outbreak brought life around the world to a virtual standstill. The pandemic is expected to have enormous economic consequences and it is also having a devastating impact on global educatio...
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To stop a tech apocalypse we need ethics and the arts

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If recent television shows are anything to go by, we're a little concerned about the consequences of technological development. Dystopian narratives abound. Black Mirror projects the negative consequences of social media, while artificial intelligence turns rogue in The 100 and Better Than Us. The potential extinction of the human race is up for grabs in Travellers, and Altered Carbon frets over the separation of human consciousness from the body...
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Fighting Humanity's 'Great Derangement': How Art Can Help Us Solve Climate Change

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In the many discussions and debates going on around the world about how we can fix climate change and leave a better world for our children, the subject often turns to education. The conventional wisdom that usually holds is that children (and adults too!) need to learn more science and economics, as these are the two academic disciplines that have played the largest role in increased carbon emissions, and play the largest role in proposing solut...
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