Director General Dr Siva Kumari encourages independent thinking in education at enlightEd Conference keynote

The IB's Director General, Dr Siva Kumari, was keynote speaker at this year's enlightED Conference in Madrid and spoke about the importance of caring and personal responsibility in education, as well as how the IB prepares students for a changing world.

The conference focuses on education in a digital world, and Dr Kumari's keynote address looked at the rising challenges of the fourth industrial revolution - how do we equip our young people with the tools they need to thrive in a rapidly changing and digitally driven world?

The encouragment of independent learning and thinking is, said Dr Kumari, crucial for the success of students: "We advocate that all children will need to form questions and answers that question for themselves by asking what is knowledge and how is it formed. This is what we believe should happen in IB classrooms."

You can watch Dr Kumari's full keynote below.