Education will play a central role in the future of society. A real collaborative and participative space where teachers and students share a common strategy towards knowledge and creativity as the key drivers of growth and competitiveness. ICT and modern content matrixes give education a new frontier of capability that helps students to answer with more efficiency to the demanding and complex challenges of a new society. The effective school is the right platform for making strategic education as the central competence for a new order in society.
Education will allow people to know who they are and have a strong commitment with the values of freedom, social justice and development. This is the reason to believe that a new standard of society, more than a possibility, is an individual and collective necessity for all of us, effective global citizens. Habermas is more than ever present – the difference of this new world will be in the exercise of the capacity of the individual participation as the central contribution to the reinvention of the collective society.
Education will be an open space where collaboration and participation are the drivers of a new way of communication. In this way it´s essential to learn the lessons that more than ever emerge from a world that is trying to rebuild its competitive advantage and to reinvent its effective place in a complex and global network of relations. In the New Global Economy and Innovation Society, people and companies have a central role to play towards a new attitude connected with the creation of value and focus on creativity.
Education will be a permanent commitment between the local and the global. Education must confirm itself as an “enabler actor” in a very demanding world, introducing in the society and in the economy a capital of trust and innovation that is essential to ensure a central leadership in the future relations betwen the different social and economic players. These new actors should be more and more global, capable of driving to the social matrix a unique dynamic of knowledge building and selling it as a mobile asset on the global market.
Education will be also an effective actor of permanent social integration. Education must know how to integrate in a positive way most of the citizens that want to develop new ideas. Social cohesion is done with the constructive participation of the citizens and it is more and more necessary an effective attitude of mobilization for this effort. A positive integrative policy is a signal that the different actors have a common road to follow in the future.
Education will face a very exciting challenge. Education will be effectively constructed by all the actors in a free and collaborative strategic interaction. The Education will be the answer of its teachers and students. An active commitment, in which the focus in the participation and development of new competences, on a collaborative basis, must be the key of the difference. This is the Education Question.