Gus O’Donnell, former head of the civil service warns that the UK is “sleepwalking into a deepening crisis”, calling for the exam system to be overhauled due to the worsening mental health of young people having to sit high-stakes exams.
This comprehensive article, which includes video featuring, amongst others, Malala Yousafzai and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, looks at how we should be overhauling the education system to make it fit for the future.
John Goodwin, CEO of the Lego Foundation, argues that endless testing compromises pupils’ love of learning. He asks, “If the technological revolution is to continue, where is the education revolution to match?”
Caroline Preston writes about the issues of training students to compete in a workplace, doing jobs that may not exist yet.
This article from the World Economic Forum outlines the shift in the skills that will be required by the workforce, come 2030. There will, they argue, be many fewer jobs reliant on ‘basic cognitive’ and ‘physical and manual skills’. Instead, the demand will be for people with social, emotional and technological skills, as well as higher cognitive skills.
In this succinct article (which contains links to the full interview, and definitely worth a listen) the question is posed as to whether GCSEs and ‘A’ levels are still relevant. Does the one-size-fits-all process work?
In her excellent TEDx talk, Molly talks about how we should encourage our students, and ourselves, to live in Beta; constantly taking risks and seeking improvements.
In this concise and informative piece, Katie Martin neatly sums up PBL (Project-based learning) and how best to achieve the ‘gold standard’ of a project focussed on the learning; using the project itself as a vehicle for the learning.
In this video, a follow-up to his presentation at iCERi 2018, Graham talks about how learning needs to adapt to serve the needs of students, enabling them to become productive members of society in their future.