Committee to address ‘future intelligence’ in education

MOFET Institute will create practical plan for school systems.

March 9, 2014 23:06
2 minute read.
Petah Tikva school

Petah Tikva school 370. (photo credit: Courtesy )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Education in a renewing world - Future Intelligence, a committee comprised of education and futurology experts convened on Sunday for their first meeting, with the guest participation of chairman of the Education, Culture and Sports Committee MK Amram Mitzna.

This committee has been tasked with addressing the issue of evolution in education in light of constant breakthroughs in technology, medicine and the humanities that are achieved every day.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The think tank was established by the MOFET Institute – an Education Ministry funded, non-profit organization that works on research and development of programs in teacher education. The committee is headed by retired judge Shlomo Shoham, former head of the Knesset Commission for Future Generations and founder of the Sustainable Global Leadership Academy (SGLA).

“The educational system must first determine what kind of future for education in Israel it seeks to create, as part of developing a new curricula”, said Shoham on Sunday.

The committee was tasked with formulating a practical plan for the implementation of “future intelligence” into the educational system and will present its findings to Education Minister Shai Piron.

The committee’s plan will draw upon the experience and contributions of each of the 10-12 team members, on the doctrines of the SGLA and on the principles of Shoham’s book, “Future Intelligence,” which calls upon the leaders and decision-makers to cast aside short-term goals and political survival tactics and adopt a long term vision to better the future of humanity.

Among the team members are: Prof. Alean Al-Krenawi, president of Achva Academic College; Prof. Zipi Libman, president of the Kibbutzim College of Education; futurologist Prof. David Passig, Prof. Ran Margolin; former Welfare minister Zevulun Orlev, former Arab-Israeli MK Nadia Hilou; rabbis Yuval Cherlow and Yehezkel Fogel, Moshe Horev, CEO of Oracle Israel and others.

“Mankind is going through a transition period to completely change its character,” said Passig. “We are in the fog regarding education. We can proceed in two ways: the first, I hold on to the foundations of the past as long as it works and while in motion I change this and that until it becomes clear what I need to do. The second, let’s build it all from the beginning.”

Passig said that there was great “heterogeneity and disagreement” on how to best tackle this issue.

The think tank intends to meet five times in the coming year prior to making its recommendations.

Related Content

August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night