These articles about the future of education and learning have caught our eye recently. We’ve grouped the articles below into a couple of different categories, and each speaks to what teachers might need to be informed about as we head into an uncertain future.
As we’re reading and researching articles, anything that doesn’t fit our usual categories goes into our ‘cool and interesting’ file, and posts like this one are the result. You might like to use these as a provocation for a planned discussion or lesson, or just a random piece of knowledge that people might be interested in. Let’s begin!
In truth, no one actually knows what’s going to happen, and advocates who make predictions about the future of work (and learning) can seize pieces of information and incomplete research to make assumptions. We have to recognise our own biases, along with tendencies to assume and make connections that don’t necessarily exist.
Teenagers and technology. It can be hard for them to feel engaged in learning without it. Most teenagers live in an intensely stimulating environment, constantly distracted by advertising, music, games and social media. Much of their lives are lived online, and it is becoming harder than ever to engage many young learners in traditional schooling. However at the root of all this lies young people who are
It’s not possible to accurately predict the future, of course. However it is possible to get a sense of how things are likely to change over the coming 10 to 15 years. Today’s 5 year olds will enter the workforce from about 2032 to 2037, and as you’ll see below the working environment that they join will be dramatically different from the one we experience today. So what’s going on, and what’s likely to happen?
Today, we are exploring big futures of ideas, technology, systems and wellbeing. Some of these were written pre-Covid 19, and based on what we now observe globally these provide an interesting insight into how unexpected events can influence likely trends and outcomes identified using the evidence available when written.