This session will explore a number of forces that are driving curriculum development around the world that often create tensions. Forces include the desire to transform society and individuals by developing the competencies needed to succeed in the modern world, improve performance in international league tables, support different pedagogical approaches and national political agendas. Given the existence of this curriculum battleground in a world becoming more global and divided at the same time what does the future hold? The presentation will be followed by a discussion.
Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.