2019 Global Peace Convention: Character, Creativity, and the Skills Essential for Future-Ready Education

Global Peace Foundation
February 12, 2019

The 2019 Global Peace Convention will host educators from around the world in a Forum on Transforming Education to explore innovative education models that stress new collaborative partnerships and the education of the “whole child.”

Hundreds of educators gather in Manila for the 2017 Global Peace Convention

Moderated by Dr. Tony Devine, Vice President for Global Peace Foundation, the first panel will be hosted on February 27, covering the theme, “Character, Creativity, and the Skills Essential for Future-Ready Education.”

Nurturing character, creativity and relationships are the highest forms of human expression and are essential competencies in education to ensure that students have the capacity to positively contribute to their work, communities, nation and world. This session will highlight the importance of having educators that can expose their students to experiential models that nurture good character, integrity, universal principles and shared values so that they are competent in the application of knowledge and skills for the greater good and benefit of humanity.

Explore what future classrooms and schools can look like and the approaches that great teachers are pioneering in educating the total child. Dynamic discussion will include topics on Moral and Innovative Leadership for Professional Development, Collaboration and Communication, Creating Peaceful Schools, and much more!

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Forum on Transforming Education

Hotel President, Schubert Hall, Seoul, Korea,

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Seoul, Republic of Korea, February 26th – March 1st, 2019

Panel One: Character, Creativity, and the Skills Essential for Future-Ready Education


Tony Devine Ed.D, Vice President, Education, Global Peace Foundation


Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

H.E. TONISITO M.C. UMALI, Esq. Senior Deputy Minister, Philippine Ministry of Education (Undersecretary, Philippine Department of Education)

Doug Karr, President & CEO Character.org, USA

Mr. Kahi Indimuli, Principal Machakos High School, Kenya. Chairman, Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA)

Namji Steinemann, Director, Asia Pacific Ed Program for Schools, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI

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