A showcase of 100 schools will gather online to share expertise and best practices during the inaugural World Education Week, to be held from Monday to Friday, 5 to 9 October 2020.
The Salesian Institute Youth Projects (SIYP), Learn to Live School of Skills was handpicked to join this online virtual conference.
Each school will share their wisdom with an online audience expected to reach 100 000 worldwide. The ambition driving World Education Week is to accelerate progress to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, a commitment designed to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all.
The schools, chosen from every continent, will present on the theme of ‘Learning Today’, and each school will host a virtual event to demonstrate how to create change, based on their own innovations and successes. The Learn to Live School is one of seven South African schools chosen to participate in this world event.
Professor Tom Ryan will be presenting the Learn to Live School of Skills methodology of Project-based Learning (PBL). Prof Ryan’s field of expertise is in developing strategic capability, executive development and systems thinking. Tom Ryan is one of South Africa’s leading innovators in the field of executive development. He is a co-designer of UCT’s Graduate School of Business’s pioneering Executive MBA and one of its graduates. A longstanding friend of the Salesians, Prof Ryan saw the opportunity to assist in reconsidering the way in which learners learn. He has introduced the Learn to Live School to the more innovative and progressive methodology of Project-based Learning. This fundamentally shifts us to a system that will add value, life skills and employability potential to our marginalised youth.