I agree with the guiding ideas above, and would like to add a couple more: 1. Embrace technology. The next generation of learners, are not just digital natives, but are digital thinkers. They see the world through the tech lens. Hence, our educational systems must embrace this DNA to make (lifelong) learning an integrated tech experience for the students.
2. Increasingly, learning (and not just education) is becoming experiential. Knowledge is still relevant - but only to the extent that it helps develop smart skills. So our educational systems must incorporate "doing" in a big way as part of "learning".