Ahmedabad: Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel, Chief Minister, Gujarat, presided over the
concluding ceremony of the Future of Learning Collaborative, an initiative of Anant National
University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, USA, held on
30th March at the varsity campus. The collaborative comprising 28 delegates from five
continents, including Europe, South America, North America, the Middle East, and Asia
addressed the critical challenges and identified a set of plausible solutions to deliver highquality education that is affordable, accessible, and empowering.
Dr Anunaya Chaubey, Provost of Anant National University said, “We are honoured to have
the Gujarat’s Chief Minister Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel on campus for the closing ceremony
of the collaborative; his contribution in governance is remarkable. The primary business of
design is to solve problems. But before that, it needs to identify them. This design
collaborative seeks to study the state of education across contexts, collaborate with education
practitioners across sectors to understand the challenges of the future and devise ways to
solve them through the platform of education. This design collaborative is one of a kind. We
will present the recommendation of this collaborative to different ministries and stakeholders,
watch the implementation, evaluate them, and reconvene next year to analyse the outcome.
We will continue the work of improving education to solve the problems of the future.”
The Future of Learning Collaborative aimed to create a foundation for reinforcing
transnational collaborations that redefine learning and chart an innovative future. The central
tenet of the collaborative was that the participants will challenge the outdated models and
paradigms and develop scalable efforts that are transformative across the lifespan of
education, from childhood to adulthood. Learning that not only realises the importance of
local context but leverages it as foundational to the student experience.
28 delegates from 13 countries came together to design better learning environments as part
of the Future of Learning Collaborative. The delegates exchanged insights on various aspects
of education, including the ideal end state of the future of learning in individual and
collective contexts; tools to impart education; and technology, policy and human
interventions impacting education, among others.
The members attending the collaborative will form the ‘Ignite Group’ that will frame and
structure meaningful conversations on the future of learning. The ‘Ignite Group’ will consist
of diverse individuals working to advance educational-related innovations in their contexts
across the globe. This design collaborative will issue a white paper with a set of plausible
solutions for the challenges discussed. These solutions will be tried across the world, and
their outcomes will be evaluated in the next collaborative in 2024.