In partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, this Policy Dialogue supports the development of a research paper on the digitalisation of education to be presented to the Human Rights Council in 2022.


Bringing multi-disciplinary perspectives to bear on the digitalisation of education

Digital technologies are having a profound influence on education in nations and communities around the world. COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of change, transforming teaching and learning under circumstances of global crisis and emergency. This series of Policy Dialogues is convening experts from across disciplines to engage with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education to formulate answers to the most pressing questions raised for states, policymakers and education stakeholders. Our Dialogues are exploring the opportunities and risks that digital education poses for children and youth, including for their right to health and education. What principles will help states ensure that the digitalisation of education does not jeopardize, but rather fosters, the right to quality and inclusive education for all?

Key themes:

  • The role of technology in face-to-face and/or distance education
  • Health impacts of the digitization of education
  • Citizenship and the scope of a true digital education
  • Data: datafication, evaluation, and the issue of surveillance
  • Privatization of education systems and marketing practices through digitisation
  • Diversity and digitisation

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