Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti, New Delhi
June 18-19, 2022


Fourth Revolution in Education

    Around the world, a 'Fourth Revolution' is already starting, promising a dramatic reworking of traditional educational systems. This rethinking was necessitated by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, which interrupted the world's economies' fast globalisation, facilitated by breakthroughs in transportation and communication.

    However, the advancements — which have been strongly affected by Artificial Intelligence and its offshoots — have created ethical concerns, posing existential issues regarding liberal values. It will focus on a cyberspace powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as the terrible impact of the pandemic, which has impacted globalisation and expedited the process of redesigning long-cherished educational systems.

    Economic and other geopolitical upheavals also influenced the transformations. Often, there was a clear correlation between the expansion of education systems and their inclusiveness and labour market needs — under the then-current economic conditions. As a result, employment will be impacted. However, there is a gentler vision that envisions a future in which humans and machines coexist peacefully and work together for the greater good of humanity through productive collaborations. Indeed, it is likely that new types of occupations for people will develop that are unimaginable today. It is also clear, however, that this transformation must be tailored to advance humanistic societal values.