Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and futurist, author and inventor, with several active affiliations; his work spans the continuum of Schools, Higher Education, and Workforce Development/Lifelong Learning: Founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign (Boston, Massachusetts), focused on “Making Education More Relevant” and answering the question: “What should students learn for the 21st century? In an age of Artificial Intelligence” He has contributed to and has been featured by media such as National Public Radio (NPR), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the Huffington Post, eSchool News, Education Week, University Business, Technology & Learning, and many others. His most recent, ground-breaking book “Artificial Intelligence in Education” has just been published. His former, highly influential book “Four-Dimensional Education” has been translated in ten languages (framework in 20 languages) including Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, German, mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean. He is also the co-author of best-selling book “21st Century Skills” (Wiley) which has become a worldwide moniker, and has been translated in mandarin Chinese (simplified, and traditional), Korean and Russian. Charles consults selectively with high-potential jurisdictions, schools, universities, corporations and foundations around the globe. He has contributed to education projects in more than thirty countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, and the United States, to name a few. Charles has been awarded seven patents on: video (3), social networking (2), web content (1), and communication (1) technologies. He holds a bachelor of science in electronics with [More]
Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and futurist, author and inventor, with several active affiliations; his work spans the continuum of Schools, Higher Education, and Workforce Development/Lifelong Learning: Founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign (Boston, Massachusetts), focused on “Making Education More Relevant” and answering the question: “What should students learn for the 21st century? In an age of Artificial Intelligence” He has contributed to and has been featured by media such as National Public Radio (NPR), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the Huffington Post, eSchool News, Education Week, University Business, Technology & Learning, and many others. His most recent, ground-breaking book “Artificial Intelligence in Education” has just been published. His former, highly influential book “Four-Dimensional Education” has been translated in ten languages (framework in 20 languages) including Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, German, mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean. He is also the co-author of best-selling book “21st Century Skills” (Wiley) which has become a worldwide moniker, and has been translated in mandarin Chinese (simplified, and traditional), Korean and Russian. Charles consults selectively with high-potential jurisdictions, schools, universities, corporations and foundations around the globe. He has contributed to education projects in more than thirty countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, and the United States, to name a few. Charles has been awarded seven patents on: video (3), social networking (2), web content (1), and communication (1) technologies. He holds a bachelor of science in electronics with [More]
Artificial Intelligence and Biotechnology are redefining what it means to be human, and succeed in life and work. Education curricula must be deeply redesigned for versatility and adaptability, implying all of the four dimensions of Knowledge, Skills, Character and Meta-Learning, and the interplay between them. Our future requires holistic humans who are like “Swiss Army knives”: multi-faceted capabilities in many domains, broadly and deeply, with the ability to continuously reflect and adapt by having “learned how to learn”. Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and author, futurist and inventor; founder Center for Curriculum Redesign; visiting scholar Harvard GSE; chair education committee BIAC/OECD; co-author “Four-Dimensional Education” (now in 15 languages) and best-selling “21st Century Skills”; founder Fondation Helvetica Educatio. He was formerly: Global Education Lead at Cisco Systems, worked with education entities in thirty countries; visiting scholar at MIT; angel investor. Holder of BSEE, MBA, 7 patents. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx