Education Development and the Future of Curriculum
Mmantsetsa Marope


In our fast-changing world, how should we think about the curriculum? For what macro competencies should education aim? And has the COVID-19 pandemic revealed any failures in our education systems worldwide? These are difficult questions to answer and dependent on context. To help make sense of these questions, UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education has recently published a set of normative documents to help guide the future of curriculum in the 21st Century.

Today Dr. Mmantsetsa Marope, the Director of the International Bureau of Education, joins me to talk about a competence-based curriculum that can support the attainment of the Education 2030 agenda. Dr. Marope has extensive experience in education, including 11 years as a university professor, 10 years at the World Bank, and 11 years in the United Nations.
Citation: Marope, Mmantsetsa, interview with Will Brehm, FreshEd, 204, podcast audio, June 29, 2020. https://freshedpodcast.com/mmantsetsamarope/