06.12.2021 – 01:00
Yidan Prize Foundation
The Yidan Prize Foundation, the global philanthropic foundation behind the world’s highest educational award, hosted the 2021 Yidan Prize Summit and awards ceremony yesterday.
The global hybrid event brought together policy makers and education professionals to discuss the world’s most pressing education issues and create practical, innovative solutions for a better future. At the event, the groundbreaking work of this year’s Yidan Prize winners was recognized and ceremoniously recognized.
In a series of panel discussions, participants discussed new ideas for equitable, accessible and quality education for all. Topics included learning backlogs due to COVID-19, scalable educational solutions and playful learning. The UNESCO report “Rethinking our Future Together: A New Social Contract for Education” was also discussed, and the participants discussed the importance of education in securing a successful future for children.
Education summit “Creating a better future through education”
In a panel discussion, Prof. Eric A. Hanushek, winner of the Yidan Prize for Educational Research 2021 and Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, emphasized the crucial role teachers play in improving the quality of education. The high profile group of economists called for more support for teachers filling knowledge gaps in children.
Dr. Rukmini Banerji, winner of the 2021 Yidan Educational Development Prize and CEO of the Pratham Education Foundation, explained why she thinks children fall behind in school and whether the curricula are too fast. Together with Prof. Esther Duflo and Prof. Abhijit Banerjee, both 2019 Nobel Prize Winners in Economics, she discussed how meaningful changes can be implemented in education – from developing scalable, effective solutions to adapting the curriculum to suit everyone’s level Child.
The panelists included Dr. Sobhi Tawil, Director, Future of Learning and Innovation, UNESCO; Dr. Jaime Saavedra, Senior Director, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group; and Prof. Ludger Woessmann, Professor of Economics, University of Munich.
Celebrations for the 2021 Yidan Prize Winners
The event ended with an awards ceremony recognizing the remarkable achievements of this year’s Yidan Prize winners. Prof. Hanushek and Dr. Banerji officially received the Yidan Education Research and Development Award 2021 in recognition of their groundbreaking work in improving the quality of education and outcomes for large-scale learners.
Dr. Charles CHEN Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize, said: “Today we celebrate the work of Prof. Hanushek and Dr. Banerji. In a world recovering from the pandemic, we need more effective innovations. Let us rethink the future : A future where innovation brings real and impactful change. This is a future we can create and a world we would all like to be a part of. Together we can create a better world through education. “
Nominations for the Yidan Prize 2022
Nominations for the Yidan Prize 2022 are possible until March 31, 2022. On January 12, 2022, the Yidan Prize Foundation will host a webinar to provide further information about the award, the conditions of participation and the requirements of the jury for the award winner. Contact us here at.
Information on Yidan Prize Foundation
The Yidan Prize Foundation is a global philanthropic foundation that aims to create a better world through education. Through its network of innovators, the foundation supports ideas and practices in the education sector that can positively change life and society.
The Yidan Prize is an inclusive educational award that recognizes individuals or teams who have made an important contribution to education.
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