What will be the shape of our schooling system in 20 years? What are the factors influencing this change, and how should we respond?
Drawing from research and practical illustrations, the keynote will provide a thought provoking challenge for all educators, exploring themes of personalisation and the nature of schooling, to practical issues such as BYOD and wireless connectivity, the keynote will provide a view of what a future-focused school might look like, and outline some of the things that school leaders and classroom teachers should be doing now to contribute to this.
- From my presentation to the Canterbury Primary Principals Association
TECHNOLOGY IN 2033• Biotechnology – reprogramming biology as aninformation process – will be in a mature phase• We will be online all the time in virtual / augmentedreality. • Search engines won’t wait for you to ask forinformation.• Artificially intelligent entities will be operating athuman levels.Ray Kurzweilhttp://www.forbes.com/
GLOBAL CONFLICT 2033• Global conflict will be widespread and chaotic, but notnecessarily more violent• In short, the next few decades will see the erosion ofcentral authority in the former colonial worldRobert D.Kaplanhttp://www.forbes.com/
GLOBAL WORKFORCE IN 2033• A “born-mobile” workforce will be constantlyconnected to both work and home life, using devicesthat are wearable – or even implantable• Leadership structures will become increasingly flat, asroles shift based on each individual’s strengths andcapabilities.Oliver Bussmann,CIO for SAPhttp://www.forbes.com/
EDUCATION IN 2033• Global Access• Personalized learning• Interactive classrooms• Competency-based credentialsShantanu Sinha,President and COO of Khan Academyhttp://www.forbes.com/
How the future of schooling was envisaged from the outside
And how it was envisaged from the outside – mental models the same
CHALLENGEHave we grasped how significantlystudent access to technology haschanged their expectations aslearners?
1990s The computer roomBBC1985: the standaloneschool computer A National EducationNetwork?The school network1995-2010THE PAST 25YEARS IN NZ SCHOOLSAdapted from Becta 2004
The existence of ICTs does not transformteacher practices in and of itself…However, ICTs can enable teachers totransform their teacher practices.
EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING…Effective teaching and learningoccurs when…Student autonomyand initiativeaccepted andencouraged.Students engage indialogue withteacher and eachotherHigher level thinkingis encouragedClass uses rawdata, primarysources, physicaland interactivematerials.Knowledge and ideas emerge only from asituation in which learners have to drawthem out of experiences that havemeaning and importance to them.Teacher asks open-ended questionsand allows waittime for responseStudents areengaged inexperiences thatchallengehypothesesJohn Dewey – Constructivist Pedagogy, 1916
• Picture here of iphone dispenser at the airport
MOBILE TRENDS• mLearning – in theclassroom and workplace• BYOD – Bring your owndevice• “snack” learning• Location-basedintegration andworkplace training• Cloud computing• Rewind learninghttp://www.bottomlineperformance.com/6-mobile-learning-trends-that-grew-in-2012/
AGENCY• “The power to act”• “Sense of ownership”• “Executing and controllingone’s own actions”• “Self-efficacy”• “Personalisation”
WE LIVE IN A PERSONALISED WORLD• My watchlist (on Trademe)• My personal banking• My travel planner• MySky• My portfolio• MyYoutube channels• My…• AGENCY is key!
STUDENT EXPECTATIONSWashor, E and Mohkowski, C (2013) Leaving to learnDo my teachers really knowabout me and my interests andtalents?Do I find what the school isteaching relevant to myinterests?Do I have opportunities to applywhat I am learning in real worldsettings and contexts?Do I feel appropriatelychallenged in my learning?Can I pursue my learning outof the standard sequence?Do I have sufficient time tolearn at my own pace?Do I have real choiceabout what, whereand how I learn?Do I have opportunities toexplore and makemistakes?Do I have opportunities to engagedeeply in my learning and to practicethe skills I need to lean?
School AGroupsNETWORKED LEARNINGNetwork PLNFederally organisedCollections of entitiesCollaborativeNetworked knowledgeExternally organisedSingle entityCompetitiveKnowledge transferPersonally organisedAssociation of entitiesConnectedPersonal knowledgeThe way networks learn is the way individuals learn
UFB CLUSTER SCHOOLSSchool ASchool ASchool AServices Internet School School School Public Library University N4L AggregationPoint
THE VLNCThe Virtual Learning NetworkCommunity (VLNC) is a network ofschool clusters and educationalinstitutions who collaborate to provide access to a broad range of curriculumand learning opportunities for studentsthrough online learning.“Supports the concept of classroomswithout walls, where students haveflexibility to connect with their classes24/7”http://www.vln.school.nz