The 10 Most Critical Issues in Education Today. What are the most critical issues in education today?
Answers to such a question are shaped by our own experiences, perspectives and positions in the modern world of education. Nonetheless, this is a useful question. It challenges us to rank the many issues and challenges, allowing us to consider where we will devote our time, energy and resources. While this is undoubtedly an incomplete list, following are the ten issues that occupy much of my thought.
They also represent the type of issues that are likely to influence my future work around educational innovation and entrepreneurship. Wasted Gifts, Talents & Abilities This is a broad topic and I’ve written about it before, but one of the most troubling challenges in education today is the same challenge that we’ve had for millennia. At the same time, it is with this category that I also place the critical issue today of access and opportunity to education around the world.
Testing & Assessment Credentialism Agency Purpose & Meaning. The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century - Infogram, charts & infographics. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
CRITICAL THINKING allows the individual to manage information. Information presented in a multitude of forms from a variety of media. Information that must be filtered and analyzed, authenticated and processed, and eventually must be synthesized in a form that will be useful to the individual. CRITICAL THINKING is PROBLEM SOLVING, the ability to take information and put it to use to create solutions. COMMUNICATION provides the means by which the individual can present information. COLLABORATION engages the individual in the world they share through association. CREATIVITY provides the avenue for expression.
CULTURE encourages the individual to appreciate where we have come from, who we are now and how we can move into the future. CONNECTIVITY places the individual in touch with their world. _Citizenship_Overview.
Learner autonomy. Three Trends That Will Influence Learning and Teaching in 2015. There is no shortage of predictions for the upcoming year of 2015.
Micro-credentials, digital wearables and mobile learning are just a few of the many. Yet predictions are notorious for misleading and even wildly inaccurate assurances. But analyzing trends across industries in conjunction with developments within a sector—the education sector in this instance, is far more constructive and strategic than considering stand-alone predictions. There are themes and patterns worthy of educators, administrators and stakeholders investment of time and consideration.
This post examines and explores three trends that meet the worthy criteria. Sources for Trends Affecting Education in 2015 There’ve been several articles and reports written and shared by organizations, education entities and news agencies that highlight trends, developments, and hot topics to watch for in 2015. Example of how competency education works Drivers of Skill-Specific Education Developments in Skill-Specific Education.
Project based learning. SAMRandTPCK_HandsOnApproachClassroomPractice.pdf. What is the biggest challenge currently facing education in New Zealand? This post was originally written Education Review Series - Sector Voices: the biggest challenge facing education There are a number of issues that come to mind when pondering this question; that society is changing so much faster than the schools who fail to keep up through a lack of infrastructure or lack of perceived need to transform or the the academic “tail” that so oft seems to serve as a political cat o' nine tails to flagellate New Zealand educators.
However the one issue I actually see as our biggest challenge is our national models of assessment at both primary and secondary level. I believe it is now time to begin a nationwide discourse about how we might re-design national assessment in order to drive change in curriculum design in all NZ schools in order to improve outcomes for all.
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