RE: UNESCO MGIEP, LAUNCHES THE RETHINKING LEARNING PUBLICATION ON MANDELA DAY.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

17 July 2020

RE: UNESCO MGIEP, LAUNCHES THE RETHINKING LEARNING PUBLICATION ON MANDELA DAY.

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” and aptly on his birthday (18 July) UNESCO MGIEP will launch the publication titled ‘Rethinking Learning – A Review of Social and Emotional Learning for Education Systems.’ The publication reviews the latest research on social and emotional learning (SEL), its impact on student health and school climate, and its transformative role in building happier classrooms.The publication is said to be beneficial to educators, learners, policymakers as well as parents keen to know about SEL in everyday learning.

“In a world facing ever growing inequality and division, delivering quality education is one of the most significant challenges we are faced with today, especially in the age of Covid-19,” says founder and former CEO of Activate! Change Drivers, Chris Meintjes. “If we are serious about nurturing young minds and growing productive, balanced and fulfilled people, we should be focusing all our attention on the best way to deliver on that. I would say the publication is essential reading and an opportunity to join and engage with an important network that can bring about change,” he adds.

Rethinking Learning seeks to inform and impress upon Member States the urgent need to mainstream SEL in education systems. It comprises of eight chapters and a Summary for Decision Makers – put together by over twenty contributors from eight countries. The  publication will  be launched virtually with a  unique  children’s  panel  titled ‘Do  feelings matter in  the  classroom’,  in  which  they  will  have  seven  bright  young  hearts  and  minds  join  us  from  seven  different  countries.

Developing Education to change the world, this virtual launch will take place on all UNESCO MGIEP social media platforms:

Facebook: UNESCO MGIEP

Instagram: @unesco_mgiep

Twitter: @unesco_mgiep

LinkeIn: @unesco-mgiep

ENDS

 

For more information contact:

Anele Gcwabe

Cell: 072 4067 072

Email: anele@activateleadership.co.za

 

About ACTIVATE!:

ACTIVATE! is a network of young leaders equipped to drive change for the public good across South Africa. Connecting youth who have the skills, sense of self and spark to address tough challenges and initiate innovative and creative solutions that can reshape our society.

 

On social media:

Twitter: @ActivateZA

Facebook: ACTIVATE! Change Drivers

Website: www.activateleadership.co.za

Instagram: Activate_za

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