CMI Hong Kong supports UNESCO education research
CMI Hong Kong was proud to be a supporting organisation of the UNESCO “Futures of Education Hong Kong & GBA Forum 2022” on 25th November 2022.
A pre-forum survey was conducted by the UNESCO Hong Kong Association Glocal Peace Centre and the global market research company Ipsos, and members of CMI in Hong Kong were invited to take part in the survey.
The initiative aimed to ask what education might become and enable us to become, by leveraging the collective intelligence of a wide range of stakeholders.
There were over 1,200 respondents to the survey, and as well as CMI members, other contributors to the survey included students, parent groups, education professionals, business executives and the general public.
Key findings from the survey showed that the key skills in demand in Hong Kong are:
- Self Management (65%)
- Problem Solving (64%)
- Creativity (63%)
- Critical Thinking (60%)
The survey also found that 'digital literacy' was the only skill where demand and supply were aligned, and that the biggest gap between skills in demand vs skills being provided was 'creativity' and 'resiliency'.
Also, over 60% respondents believed students 'wellness issues and mental health' will be the key focus going forward.
CMI Hong Kong Regional Board Member, Michael Wong CMgr MCMI, was one of the organising committee members of the Forum, and other CMI Hong Kong Regional Board Members attended the event on the day.