Bett has launched a new initiative with an aim to “lead global education innovation transformation while shaping the world’s education ecosystem”.
The Global Education Council (GEC), an 11-strong body comprising a wealth of knowledge and experience in the education field, met virtually for the first time last year. Later this month they will gather in person, when the GEC takes part in a live debate during Bett’s annual gathering in London.
“Though it is still a fairly young organisation,” said GEC chairman, Jose Papa, “the council has in its short life span brought together thought leaders and pioneers from across the education sector to kickstart crucial, global debates about education and where it is headed.
“My fellow councillors boast a wealth of knowledge and expertise and I am excited to see where these fruitful discussions will take us this year.”
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The Global Education Council members are:
Jose Papa chairman, Bett Global Education Council; co-founder of Trace Academia
Mary Apea Ashun principal, Ghana International School; board member, Association of International Schools in Africa
Eric C Ambras chief inclusion officer, Stanford University Graduate School of Education
Raya Bidshari serial entrepreneur, writer, educator, futurist, Awecademy
Claudia Costin Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Educational Policies and former secretary of education, Rio de Janeiro
Dr Ger Graus global director of education, KidZania
Ilse Howling chairman, Education Development Trust
Rt Hon Jim Knight former UK minister for schools; chair of Whole Education; and chief education officer, TES
Julia Moffat founder, Future Learning Fund
Vikas Pota chairman, Board of Trustees, Varkey Foundation
Mark Sparvell education thought leader, Microsoft
Bett 2020 will take place at London Excel from January 22-25