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Global trends in education that apply at the elementary, secondary, tertiary and adult education levels in many countries across the globe. This was a Spotlight Session hosted by the Center for …

Global trends in education that apply at the elementary, secondary, tertiary and adult education levels in many countries across the globe. This was a Spotlight Session hosted by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration in September, 2010.

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  • 1. 21st Century Global Trends in EducationSarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D.
  • 2. Acknowledgements Thank you to Tonia Carriger and the team at CILC.
  • 3. Based on this previousresearch...Find links to the full-textpaper at:http://wp.me/pNAh3-8I
  • 4. Introduction • Today’s classroom is vastly different from that of the 20th century. • Meta-analysis of current research. • Identification and analysis of emerging trends.
  • 5. Assumptions• Different value systems around the world.• Change occurs at different rates.• Some trends are local, others are global.
  • 6. Global Trend #1Technology use and integrationTechnology will not only enhance education,it will drive learning of all kinds.
  • 7. Global Trend #2 Expansion of Mobile TechnologyTechnology willbecome increasinglymobile, meaning thatopportunities forlearning will - andalready do - existeverywhere, all thetime.
  • 8. Global Trend #3 Asset-based approaches to evaluation• Portfolios - Classroom scale• Benchmarks - Regional and national scale• Frameworks - International scale
  • 9. Global Trend #4 Increased creativity• Knowledge will be created and co-created, not simply “imparted” by teachers.• “The sage on the stage” phenomenon is disappearing.
  • 10. Global Trend #5Global approaches Shared interests, curiosity and a hunger for learning are driving us to reach beyond our own borders.
  • 11. Global Trend #6 Global mobility Teachers and students are experiencing more of the world, more often, starting from a younger age.
  • 12. Global Trend #7 “Borderless” education The barrier of geographyReach out. is being transcended byGo global. technology, creativity and a desire to “go global”.
  • 13. Tips for the 21st Century Educator• Make learning make sense in today’s world.• Embrace and integrate technology.• Reward creativity.• Incorporate asset-based evaluation.• Advocate for a global approach.
  • 14. Wrap up• Evaluation.• Thank you gift for you. www.drsaraheaton.wordpress.com Twitter: DrSarahEaton
  • 15. Contact• http://drsaraheaton.wordpress.com• Twitter: DrSarahEaton• LinkedIn: Sarah Elaine Eaton
  • 16. CitationHere’s how to cite this work in your ownresearch. You can add a link to this website toindicate where you found the research.Eaton, S.E. (8 September 2010). “Twenty-FirstCentury Global Trends in Education” presentedat the Center for Interactive Collaboration andLearning.