Educating Our Next Generation - For Their Future, Not Ours | Parenting Series
04/12/2021 15:00 to 04/12/2021 16:30 (Asia/Singapore)
Educating Our Next Generation - For Their Future, Not Ours
Date: Saturday 4 December 2021
Time: 15:00 - 16:30 (SGT)
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We live in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Yet we have an education system that harks back to the industrial age - a conveyor belt of standardized classroom instructions that mass-produce students to compete for industrial-age jobs that are shrinking or may no longer exist.
We also live in a time where our planet, our world, faces many unprecedented challenges, with overpopulation, poverty, violence, conflicts, increasing inequality, environmental degradation, and global warming.
We face an epidemic of diseases of the modernized society, diseases of both the body and the mind: cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, autoimmune, autism, ADHD, chronic stress & anxiety, and depression. The ongoing pandemic is just the latest example of a world that’s increasingly treacherous and evermore volatile.
For those with the right knowledge and skills, digitalization and globalization are liberating and exciting; meanwhile, for those who are insufficiently prepared or lack access, they can mean vulnerability at work and insecurity in life with few positive prospects for a promising future.
The future is indeed more chaotic and unpredictable than ever. How can we better prepare our next generation for this seemingly unknown future - for their own sake? This future will require a bold vision, greater imagination, elevated empathy, collective resilience, and an entrepreneurial mindset, with the ability to experiment and fail - and fail forward. Is it possible to change anything as big, and complex as education - as the future, our children’s future, depends on it?
Delphine Ang is a Certified Youth Leadership and Youth Mentor Coach and a Certified Brain Health Professional with Amen Clinics, USA. A bridge-builder, people connector, community developer, and platform creator, Delphine has over 25 years of experience in events.
Her passion is to bring families and communities together, equipping them with important life skills; empowering them to thrive against adversity, build and enjoy strong relationships. She is also the Co-Founder of Young Change Makers.
In her service to children, Yuanhui brings along her wealth of experience in the education, education research, and healing/wellbeing sectors. She also takes part in the local Children’s Literature scene by illustrating for and editing local children’s literature. It is with these, together with the gifts of her advisors, mentors, partners, and friends that they together, nurture and serve those under their care.
In collaboration with schools, parents, and educators, she is committed to developing and testing social-emotional intervention programs that can promote psychological resilience in the ever more competitive social world.
He is a core volunteer at Asia Institute of Mentoring, leading and organizing events for the community and facilitating the flagship mentor certification program. He also sits on the fundraising sub-committee of the Singapore Disability Sports Council.
He is most passionate about being a parent - the dual role of providing nurture and structure while working on becoming the best version of himself to be the best role model to his daughter.
Yen-Lu Chow is the Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, WholeTree Foundation ; Over-The-Rainbow; Asia Institute of Mentoring; Founding Partner, Fatfish MediaLab; Executive Mentor, YSI SEA; and Founder of the Deep Human Movement.
He believes every young person has a voice, an innate gift, a deeply held aspiration waiting to find creative fulfillment. When we nurture the seeds of these innate gifts with attention, acceptance, and love – by providing the right environment, and giving it purpose – these seeds sprout and grow, and the human spirit with its deepest aspirations finds fulfillment.
With the launch of his family foundation and other social impact initiatives, Yen-Lu devotes his time serving both society and the nation in his various capacities. He is on a life mission to help bring about a kinder, gentler, more inclusive, more just, and sustainable world.