What is the future of education?

How would you like to see education change? Do you think more technology is needed? Do you think young people need to be taught differently?

Lots of people will be going back to school over the next couple of weeks. When we go back to school we might not be thinking about how the education system has changed over the years, or how it might change in the future.

What do the people working as innovators in education think?

Imagination

Imagination

Imagination

There are lots of jobs out there that didn’t exist twenty years ago, especially with the way the Internet has grown and changed the way we communicate.

A project called “Imagination” is trying to challenge the way young people are taught at school, looking at creativity and areas such as “The Culture Of Games” and “Inside The ‘Virtual Cave’” as new ways of teaching people.

Read more here.

Khan Academy is now teaching coding

The Khan Academy teaches people through YouTube videos. It was all started by Salman Khan teaching his cousin maths online, before other people gradually started to take an interest in the way he was teaching people. He soon started to produce new videos all the time and branch out into teaching more subjects. All of the lessons are free and available to anyone.

The Academy has started to move into teaching website coding for free.

Why not learn some stuff over here!

Young People Want To Learn

Image credit: covs97

Image credit: covs97

The press often finds it easy to dismiss young people, calling them lazy or resistant to education. But a recent report shows that the current generation of young people buys more books than any generation before them.

So that’s something to back you up if you ever hear anyone saying something about young people being lazy and not wanting to learn!

Read more here.

What is the future of education?

We posted a video yesterday of Sir Ken Robinson talking about how he feels that education needs to change. He talks about how he thinks people learn in different ways, and that the whole education system needs to be adapted to fit into the modern day.

So what is the future of education? And what might it look like?

Some educators talk about all of the new ways that technology and an understanding of how people learn hold the key to how people will be taught in the future. It’s really worth watching.

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