Thursday, March 12, 2015

A brief introduction to the future of learning ....

Change - for most of us change is subtle and sneaky.

What does the future hold for our children? We have no context for the rapid development that they are facing. 

How do learn to live in this age of fast paced changed? 
We have to deal with the reality of now BUT we also have to focus on what is the near future.

Thinking in future tense .
Teachers need to think from the future back - teachers are driven by the here and now. But we how do  get them ready for the future? 

What will learning look like in 2027?
- learning will happen in anywhere anytime ( not 2x4x6) - student teacher classroom do not have to be same place, same time
- learning will not be confined to a single time 
- just in time vs just in case - shadow model of education 
- learning will not be confined to a single teacher  - infowhelm - all aspects of the community need to be involved in them
- learning will not be confined to human teachers - it's not either or - how they support each other 
- not just confined to paper based information 
- not confined to memorisation 
- from specialist to generalist
What are you measuring and not measuring in your classroom?
- learning will not be confined to linear learning - start anywhere, follow own cognitive pattern
- learning will not be confined to the intellectual elite - new illiterates
- learning will not be confined to a separate subject area 

How do we get from here 2015 - 2027?

Erick Hoffer 

"In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists"

Margaret MeadNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. 

Helen Keller - The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

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