MAK’IT Talks ‘Transforming Education for Accelerating Transitions’ (1st December 2022)

MAK’IT Talks 

 “Transforming Education for Accelerating Transitions”

Thursday 1stDecember 2022, 9:30 – 12:30

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”,Nelson Mandela

Our world is in turmoil. Education has a central role to play in addressing today’s most pressing challenges and in accelerating transitions needed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For this to happen, education needs to experiment rapid and radical transformation. Education systems (particularly education policies, curricula, pedagogies, teacher capacities, and learning environments) must be reinvented to enable learners to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to act individually and collectively towards a more sustainable future.

On the basis of concrete proposals from Montpellier’s Master’s students and PhD students,this new MAK’IT Talk will discuss with education experts some key takeaways from the United Nations Secretary-General’s Transforming Education Summit and present innovative initiatives to build the education model of the future.

Programme and speakers

9:30 – 9:45      Welcome coffee

9:45 – 10:00    Introduction

10:00 – 10:45 Proposals of education transformation tracks by Montpellier’s students

  • Hajar Choukrani, PhD student, G-EAU
  • Hyeongyeong Kim, PhD student, LIRDEF
  • Anaëlle Durfort, PhD student, MARBEC

10:45 – 12 :15  Discussion panel

  • Paul Walsh, Vice-President of Education and Director the SDG Academy, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN)
  • Ly Yann Kauv, Programme Manager, “One Planet Fellowship Programme”, Agropolis Foundation
  • Valérie Borrell, Coordinator of the European project MAREMA & Director of the Master « Management of the Environment », University of Montpellier, G-EAU
  • Gilles Subra, Director, Doctoral College, University of Montpellier
  • Déborah Nourrit, Lecturer- Researcher in complex and non-linear dynamics of learning and in interdisciplinarity & Member of Edgard Morin’s Group ‘Reliance in complexity’, University of Montpellier(TBC)

12:15 – 12:30   Closing remarks

  • François Taddei, Co-Founder & President, Learning Planet Institute (former Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity – CRI)

12:30 – 13:30   Lunch buffet

About the ‘MAK’IT Talks’:

The Montpellier Advanced Knowledge Institute on Transitions (MAK’IT) opens this year one of its monthly seminars, previously reserved exclusively for its resident fellows, to Montpellier’s scientific and student community.

Entirely in English, these ‘MAK’IT Talks’ are intended to serve as a space for productive dialogue between international and local experts and aim to strengthen links and synergies around transversal topics, at the science-society interface.

We encourage you to take full advantage of this new exchange platform and we look forward to seeing you at these monthly meetings!


Event in English

Venue :

Amphitheatre 36-02
Building 36
Village des Sciences
Campus Triolet
75, rue du Truel


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