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5th UNESCO Forum on Transformative Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship, Health and Well-being (Strand 1)
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
| 2021 |

Plenary session 1

In this first plenary, countries shared their vision, practice and progress underpinning their understanding of “transformative education”. The impact of current practices related to learners’ behavior and the educational system was discussed, highlighting success indicators.

Moderator: Ms Krista Pikkat, Director, UNESCO Almaty Office

  • Mr Shadreck Majwabe, Director of the Department of Curriculum Development and Evaluation, Ministry of Basic Education, Botswana
  • Mr Thomas Greiner, Head of Subdivision, Lifelong Learning, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
  • Ms Taka Horio, Assistant Secretary-General, the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO & ASP National Coordinator, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
  • Ms Niveen Jouhar, Member of Directorate of Curricula, Ministry of Education, Jordan


Concurrent sessions 1

Following the plenary session, the concurrent sessions discussed the different components that need to be transformed in the education system, and how to bring about these changes and further advance.


Session 1.1 – Policy

Moderator: Ms Akpezi Ogbuigwe, Founder, Anpez Centre for Environment and Development, Nigeria

  •  Mr Arjen Wals, UNESCO Chair, Social Learning and Sustainable Development, University of Wageningen, Netherlands
  •  Ms Anna-Karin Johansson, Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education, Sweden
  •  Mr Felipe de Souza Costa, São Paulo Municipal Secretariat of Education, Brazil
  •  Mr El Hadji Gueye, Founder, Banlieu UP, Senegal


Session 1.2 – Curricula, pedagogy and assessment

Moderator: Mr Yao Ydo, Director, UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)

  • Dr Esther Care, Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Ms Lynndina Essack, Senior Education Officer, Department of Education Services, Ministry of Education, Seychelles
  • Mr Daehoon Jho, Professor, Sungshin Women's University, Republic of Korea
  • Dr Jinan Karameh Chaya, Principal, Al Manar Modern School (UNESCO Associated Schools Network member), Lebanon


Session 1.3 – Learning environment

Moderator: Mr Chris Castle, Chief of Section of Education for Health and Well-being, UNESCO

  • Prof Didier Jourdan, UNESCO Chair and Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center "Global Health & Education"
  • Prof James O’Higgins Norman, Director of the National Anti-Bullying Centre, the Dublin City University, Ireland & UNESCO Chair on Tackling Bullying in Schools and Cyberspace
  • Ms Bolorchimeg Dagva, Adolescents and HIV Specialist, UNICEF, Mongolia


Links to Strand 2 & Special session / Strand 3 / Strand 4



Resource Type: 
Conference and programme reports
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Media & information literacy / digital citizenship
Diversity / cultural literacy / inclusive
Human rights
Globalisation and social justice / International understanding
Peace / Culture of peace
Sustainable development / sustainability
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Transformative Education
global citizenship education
sustainable development
Education for Health and Well-being