WISE Words
Conversations on education with the world’s leading minds.

WISE Words

WISE Words is a podcast brought to you by the team behind the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). Join the WISE Team as they talk to thought leaders, innovators, educators and artists from around the world about any and all things to do with education.


Latest Episodes

#10: Experiential Learning in Rural Areas with Meagan Fallone

In this episode, Stavros Yiannouka sits down with founder and CEO of Barefoot College, Meagan Fallone, to learn about how vocational training can effectively be inclusive and contextual.

#09: Why We Need Entrepreneurship in Education with Yao Zhang

On this episode of WISE Words, Stavros Yiannouka sits down with founder and CEO of Roboterra, Inc., Yao Zhang to discuss her beginnings in the Chinese schooling system and entrepreneurship within education.

#08: Navigating Media with Yalda Hakim

In this week's episode of WISE Words, Yalda Hakim and Stavros Yiannouka discuss identity and the importance of media literacy.

#07: Bridging the Education Gap with Shannon May

On this brand new episode of WISE Words, Stavros Yiannouka sits down with Shannon May to discuss the beginnings of Bridge International Academies and why the Bridge model works. They also address some of the criticisms Bridge has received over the years.

#06: PISA and the Data Behind Successful School Systems with Andreas Schleicher

On this week's episode, Stavros Yiannouka sits down with German statistician, Andreas Schleicher, to discuss PISA, what makes a successful education system, and they get the chance to address some of the criticisms behind standardized tests.

#05: François Taddei

In this episode, Stavros Yiannouka and François Taddei discuss the value of nurturing young curious minds, the ethos of scientific research, and bringing education to disadvantaged communities.

#04: Chimamanda Adichie

In this episode, Stavros Yiannouka sits down with award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie to discuss storytelling, feminism, and education's role in creating accurate historical narratives in post-colonial times.

#03: Sebastian Thrun

WISE CEO, Stavros Yiannouka is joined by the co-founder and chairman of Udacity, Sebastian Thrun in this week's episode where they discuss the beginnings of Udacity, nanodegrees, and the many uses of artificial intelligence within education.

#02: Fareed Zakaria

Join WISE CEO, Stavros Yiannouka as he and Fareed Zakaria discuss the importance of a liberal education in a time where STEM education is seen as the surest path to success.

#01: Kishore Mahbubani

Join WISE CEO, Stavros Yiannouka, as he and Kishore Mahbubani discuss how education could better prepare people for the return of Asia.

Introducing WISE Words

Join Stavros Yiannouka, CEO of WISE, and Ameena Hussain, Director of Programs at WISE, as they introduce WISE Words, and discuss the many facets of WISE and education.

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