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Change education now!

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How we can engage collective capacity to best serve the educational needs and aspirations of kids today, tomorrow, and for years to come?

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Change education now!

  1. 1. Matching schools to the “knowmad” society
  2. 2. Educational system is outdated Was designed for the industrial age
  3. 3. Sir Ken Robinson Sugatra Mitra They advocate a need for Nikhil Goyal change Jef Staes
  4. 4. Characteristics of system Age groups Learning in prescribed places Learning dictated by roster Teacher-centered classroom Isolated classrooms Hierarchical organizations No voice No choice
  5. 5. Re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic The system need to change The current system is sinking
  6. 6. The meaning of Education Education ≠ schooling Education = universal development of skills and knowledge, any time, any place, anywhere
  7. 7. Think differently about human capacity Sir Ken Robinson – from “How schools kill creativity” We have to get over this old conception of: of Learning is an inborn capacity
  8. 8. What skills are really needed in the future? ”Ten years from now, relevant work skills will be shaped by the continued rise in global connectivity, smart technology and new media, among several other drivers.”
  9. 9. @ The Institute for the Future in Palo Alto
  10. 10. Future of Learning From Educational Institutions to Learning Flows New technologies, new ecologies, and new practices are disrupting how we learn, what we learn, and where we learn. The definitions of teacher and student are fluid. Education is moving out of episodic experiences at traditional institutions like classrooms and schools into learning flows that course through our daily lives. @ The Institute for the Future in Palo Alto
  11. 11. The “Knowmad” society Focus on ‘how’ to learn, not ‘what’ to learn
  12. 12. Shift from Formal to Invisible learning Structured Sequential Supply-driven Pre-set curriculum Responsibility with teacher Random Free Demand-driven Individual curriculum Responsibility with learner
  13. 13. Shift from Extrinsic to Intrinsic motivation Amotivation Self motivated learning Connected to own norms and values Intrinsic Relevance is recognized Guilt, Pride & Shame Reward & punishment (by student) Extrinsic motivation Trust ++ -- Control
  14. 14. Performance outcomes Learning informally primary school math takes 20 hours Formal education takes ±2000 hours Learning Time
  15. 15. What can you do?
  16. 16. Reshape thinking Our own thinking, assumptions and beliefs are modeled by our own schooling through centuries
  17. 17. Create ecology of options Not “one” best practice Industrial policy 21st century innovation policy Top down Bottom up Ecology of options Doesn’t work
  18. 18. Best education efforts? The best of these efforts are those in which the client population — the students — play a critical role.
  19. 19. http://www.knowmadsociety.com/ http://minnevate.mnasa.org/

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