[ASK-Y] Session 5: Why Does Education (Still) Matter?
The New Disruptors: Basic and Higher Education
December 6, 2021 — Following our previous session, "Why Can't We Understand Each Other? | The New Disruptors: Culture and Media," Asia Society Korea held the fifth session of our Asia Society Korea Youth (ASK-Y) program on education and sustainability.
Does education still matter? Some think providing the right information and learning can not only change people's values and behaviors but also encourage them to adopt more sustainable lifestyles. The transformative power of education lies in its ability to lift people out of the cycles of poverty, malnutrition, and disease that impact countless communities worldwide.
Asia Society Korea Executive Director Yvonne Kim invited H.E. Nguyen Vu Tung, Ambassador of Viet Nam to the Republic of Korea, H.E. Sripriya Ranganathan, Ambassador of India to the Republic of Korea, and Faye Sahai, Managing Director at Vinaj Ventures, to discuss why education may still be the answer to some of the most pressing challenges of our times — and how we may improve the system where it's failing our students.
Moderated by Hwa Pyung Yoo, co-founder of Enspire, Jasmine Park, MA student at Seoul National University, and Gabriela Mayte Souza Pinedo, BA candidate in Informatics at Yuan Ze University, the panel discussion touched upon a range of questions including but not limited to the role of education, the gap between traditional institutions of learning and the skills demanded in the job force, spillover effects of COVID on education, and what role technology can play to move us forward.