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.
This Australian school is leading the way with its ‘education revolution’ by employing an ‘age not stage’ and ‘project based learning’ approach to their schooling. Excellent stuff!
In an article on the BBC website, Neil Carberry, the managing director of the CBI, says he's worried about the emphasis in England's school system on rote learning techniques.
Scott Belsky looks at how, at the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution, we should teach students to be creative, helping to future-proof themselves in this changing economy.