Future of Learning

From Traditional to Personalised Learning

At Indigo Schools, we believe that the key to personalised learning, or equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the ever-changing world of work and life, lies in mastering the process of systematic, independent inquiry. This occurs when students’ personal interests, potential, skills, knowledge, and aspirations become the foundation for designing …

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Trends in Education and Learning

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. 

Fake news – what teachers need to know

There have always been varying versions of events and perspectives about the world and how it works. However the problem now is that while these various perspectives have always existed, they were more often than not rooted in an agreed and universal truth or basis in fact.

Classroom Learning – 4 emerging trends

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 – a problem?

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

Work is changing – does it matter?

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?

Redesigning learning – why it’s hard

This week’s article looks at learning and some of the factors that may prove to be significant in how it evolves in schools over the coming decades.

Future skills that students need

Welcome to this week’s post. Inside, we explore how skills shortages are inspiring new forms of collaboration between community colleges and employers, and why traditional academic pathways and credentialing may no longer be relevant. We also share what one global leader thinks learning should look like, and why the educational technology industry faces challenges in the marketplace and what this means for teachers.

Machine Learning – the benefits

We’ve written about the emerging power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implication for learning and the future before, and often its potential challenges and pitfalls. However, like any human endeavour, AI has the potential to do enormous good, and today we’re looking at some of the benefits it’s starting to bring. With these benefits come new opportunities and new questions, and we’re keeping a firm eye on learning for the future as we share the examples of how AI can be a powerful force for good.

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