The Future Challenges Vocational Education

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The Future Challenges Vocational Education

  1. 1. The Future Challenges Today’s Vocational Education Mervi Jansson
  2. 2. What are we seeking? If you think our future will require better schools, you’re wrong – the future of education calls for entirely new kinds of learning environments. If you think we will need better teachers, you’re wrong – tomorrow’s learners will need guides who take on fundamentally different roles. As every dimension of our world evolves so rapidly, the education challenges of tomorrow will require solutions that go far beyond today’s answers. 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning, KnowledgeWorks Foundation
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Change </li></ul><ul><li>From industrial to services and knowledge based society. </li></ul><ul><li>From hierarchy to collaborative teams. </li></ul><ul><li>From knowledge to skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering creativity in learning and working. </li></ul><ul><li>From restricting learning to schools to learning partnerships. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for multidisciplinary, flexible knowledge and technology transfer. </li></ul><ul><li>If we are to succeed we need to challenge the current dogma. </li></ul><ul><li>European Policy Center, Event report S24/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr free use photo </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Entrepreneurial Maker Economy Source: 2020 Forecast Creating the Future of Learning, KnowledgeWorks Foundation
  5. 5. B lending playing, working and learning. Personal living and learning environment. Flickr free use photo
  6. 6. Multi-user play-learn systems Augmented reality Global education Guess what? We already have the tools. Flickr free use photo
  7. 7. <ul><li>But… </li></ul><ul><li>Do we know how to use them? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we using them? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s stopping us? </li></ul><ul><li>What will we do about it? </li></ul>Flickr free use photo
  8. 8. Thank you! Mervi Jansson – Mervi Mavendorf in Second Life Trainer at Omnia - The Joint Authority of Education in Espoo Region www.mjansson.wordpress.com

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