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Future Focused 
Education: 
What does it look 
like in your school? 
CORE Breakfast presentation, Thursday 11 September, H...
THE DIGITAL LEARNER 
• 1989 – Concept floated for 
WWW 
• 1989 – Tomorrow’s Schools 
• 1993 - First browser 
released 
• 1...
CHALLENGE 
Have we grasped how 
significantly student access to 
technology is changing their 
expectations as learners?
PROJECTED SECONDARY SCHOOL POPULATION 
390,000 
380,000 
370,000 
360,000 
350,000 
340,000 
330,000 
320,000 
2011 
2016 ...
NZ: 28,000 FEWER SCHOOL LEAVERS OVER 
30,000 
20,000 
10,000 
0 
-10,000 
-20,000 
2011-2016 
2016-2021 
THE NEXT 10 YEARS...
IT IS HAPPENING – CENSUS 2013 
325,119 
369,090 
353,091 
380,000 
370,000 
360,000 
350,000 
340,000 
330,000 
320,000 
3...
.. HAPPENING IN THE WAIKATO 
32,901 
36,369 
34,899 
37,000 
36,000 
35,000 
34,000 
33,000 
32,000 
31,000 
2001 2006 201...
BUT - HAMILTON CITY ONE OF FEW TO BUCK 
THE TREND 
11,307 
12,588 
12,753 
13,000 
12,500 
12,000 
11,500 
11,000 
10,500 ...
SUMMARY 
• Every year for the next 19 years a successively larger 
cohort will reach the retirement zone 
• Every year for...
The surprising jobs you’ll 
be doing by the 2030s 
http://io9.com/these-are-the-surprising-jobs-youll-be-doing-by-the-203-...
• Robot counsellor 
• Rewilder 
• Garbage designer 
• Neighbourhood watch specialist 
• Simplicity expert 
• Healthcare na...
FUTURE FOCUSED – WHICH FUTURE? 
Picture from a reading book for the primary school (8 year olds) in Sweden, 1903
WHAT IS FUTURE-FOCUSED EDUCATION? 
How can schooling change to meet meet 
the opportunities and challenges of the 
21st ce...
WHAT IS FUTURE-FOCUSED EDUCATION? 
How can we prepare students to address 
"future-focused" issues such as 
sustainability...
WHAT IS FUTURE-FOCUSED EDUCATION? 
How can education prepare students for 
living in the 21st century?
TWO PERSPECTIVES OF EDUCATION… 
In the future For the future 
• How will learning 
occur? 
• What about the role 
of teach...
EDUCATION IN THE FUTURE… 
• How will learning occur? 
• What about the role of teachers? 
• What sorts of environments? 
•...
http://ingvihrannar.com/14-things-that-are-obsolete-in-21st-century-schools/
1. Computer rooms 
2. Isolated classrooms 
3. Schools that don’t have WiFi 
4. Banning phones and tablets 
5. Tech directo...
REPLIES
WHERE WILL THEY LEARN?
Students in 
physical school, 
instruction and 
assessment 
predominantly on-site 
Students access 
formal learning via 
t...
ASB BUILDING
ASB BUILDING
ASB BUILDING
ASB BUILDING
ASB BUILDING
UNPACK 
If this is the kind of work 
environment our young people will be 
functioning in when they leave school, 
how wel...
WHAT WILL THEY LEARN?
FUTURE FOCUS THEMES 
• Sustainability 
• Enterprise 
• Globalization 
• Citizenship
THINKING 3D
• kjb
http://bit.ly/1tKP5Lm
HOW WILL THEY LEARN?
FOUR FORMS BEHIND THE ORGANISATION AND 
EVOLUTION OF ALL SOCIETIES - TMIN 
7000 BC 3000 AD 
History 
David Ronfeldt TIMN (...
An education system that fails to emulate the characteristics of 
information in an era of knowledge is doomed to fail. 
I...
TWO FORMS OF NETWORK 
The way networks learn is the way individuals learn 
School A 
Network Groups 
PLN 
Federally organi...
EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE… 
What skills/knowledge/ competencies do we 
need to be developing now in order to cope 
with wha...
THE FUTURE… 
• Food supply 
• Water 
• Cryogenics 
• Nano-technology 
• Cultural assimilation 
• Human rights 
• Poverty 
...
FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS 
• Personalising learning – how 
can you build the school 
curriculum around the learner 
an...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29063614
FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS 
• Are you building an inclusive 
learning environment - how do 
you: 
• enage learners, fam...
FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS 
• Are you developing a school 
curriculum that uses knowledge 
to develop learning capacity...
FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS 
• Rethinking learners’ and create 
a “knowledge-building” learning 
environment where learn...
FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS 
• Building a culture of 
continuous learning for teachers 
and school leaders – what 
oppor...
FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS 
• How can technologies be used to 
facilitate all of this?
Modern technologies 
provide students with 
the potential for 
experiences of 
unprecedented 
breadth, depth 
and relevanc...
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
Future focused education - what does it look like?
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  1. 1. Future Focused Education: What does it look like in your school? CORE Breakfast presentation, Thursday 11 September, Hamilton
  2. 2. THE DIGITAL LEARNER • 1989 – Concept floated for WWW • 1989 – Tomorrow’s Schools • 1993 - First browser released • 1995 – WWW comes to NZ BORN 1997 • 2001 – iPod released • 2002 – NCEA introduced • 2010 – iPad released • 2013 – NCEA level 1 (includes programming)
  3. 3. CHALLENGE Have we grasped how significantly student access to technology is changing their expectations as learners?
  4. 4. PROJECTED SECONDARY SCHOOL POPULATION 390,000 380,000 370,000 360,000 350,000 340,000 330,000 320,000 2011 2016 2021 2026 2031 2036 2041 2046 2051 2056 2061 Number 13-18 years Need to be vigilant about this space Statistics New Zealand National Population Projections by Age and Sex, 2011(base)-2061
  5. 5. NZ: 28,000 FEWER SCHOOL LEAVERS OVER 30,000 20,000 10,000 0 -10,000 -20,000 2011-2016 2016-2021 THE NEXT 10 YEARS 2021-2026 2026-2031 2031-2036 2036-2041 1041-2046 2046-2051 2051-2056 2056-2061 Projected change in numbers at 15-19 years (Total NZ) Source: Statistics NZ 2012 Projected population of New Zealand by age and sex, 2011(base)-2061
  6. 6. IT IS HAPPENING – CENSUS 2013 325,119 369,090 353,091 380,000 370,000 360,000 350,000 340,000 330,000 320,000 310,000 300,000 2001 2006 2013 Number Actual Numbers 13-18 Years 2001, 2006, 2013 (Total NZ) Source: Statistics NZ 2012 Projected population of New Zealand by age and sex, 2011(base)-2061
  7. 7. .. HAPPENING IN THE WAIKATO 32,901 36,369 34,899 37,000 36,000 35,000 34,000 33,000 32,000 31,000 2001 2006 2013 Number Actual Numbers 13-18 Years 2001, 2006, 2013 (Waikato)
  8. 8. BUT - HAMILTON CITY ONE OF FEW TO BUCK THE TREND 11,307 12,588 12,753 13,000 12,500 12,000 11,500 11,000 10,500 2001 2006 2013 Number Actual N 13-18 Years 2001, 2006, 2013 (Hamilton City)
  9. 9. SUMMARY • Every year for the next 19 years a successively larger cohort will reach the retirement zone • Every year for the next 15 years they will be replaced by a successively smaller cohort • 2021-26 will see a brief respite, as the recently-born baby blip arrives at labour market age • A zero unemployment opportunity is here
  10. 10. The surprising jobs you’ll be doing by the 2030s http://io9.com/these-are-the-surprising-jobs-youll-be-doing-by-the-203-1577363367
  11. 11. • Robot counsellor • Rewilder • Garbage designer • Neighbourhood watch specialist • Simplicity expert • Healthcare navigator • Nostalgist • Telesurgeon • Solar technology specialist • Aquaponic fish farmer http://io9.com/these-are-the-surprising-jobs-youll-be-doing-by-the-203-1577363367
  12. 12. FUTURE FOCUSED – WHICH FUTURE? Picture from a reading book for the primary school (8 year olds) in Sweden, 1903
  13. 13. WHAT IS FUTURE-FOCUSED EDUCATION? How can schooling change to meet meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century?
  14. 14. WHAT IS FUTURE-FOCUSED EDUCATION? How can we prepare students to address "future-focused" issues such as sustainability, globalisation, citizenship, and enterprise?
  15. 15. WHAT IS FUTURE-FOCUSED EDUCATION? How can education prepare students for living in the 21st century?
  16. 16. TWO PERSPECTIVES OF EDUCATION… In the future For the future • How will learning occur? • What about the role of teachers? • What sorts of environments? • What will we learn about? • What will we learn with? • What skills/ knowledge/ competencies do we need to be developing now in order to cope with what the future might hold?
  17. 17. EDUCATION IN THE FUTURE… • How will learning occur? • What about the role of teachers? • What sorts of environments? • What will we learn about? • What will we learn with?
  18. 18. http://ingvihrannar.com/14-things-that-are-obsolete-in-21st-century-schools/
  19. 19. 1. Computer rooms 2. Isolated classrooms 3. Schools that don’t have WiFi 4. Banning phones and tablets 5. Tech director with an admin access 6. Teachers that don’t share what they do 7. Schools that don’t have Facebook or Twitter 8. Unhealthy cafeteria food 9. Starting school at 8am for teenagers 10. Buying poster, website and pamphlet design for school 11. Traditional libraries 12. All students get the same 13. One-PD-workshop-fits-all 14. Standardized tests to measure the quality of education
  20. 20. REPLIES
  21. 21. WHERE WILL THEY LEARN?
  22. 22. Students in physical school, instruction and assessment predominantly on-site Students access formal learning via the network, instruction and assessment provided online Students learning through their online personal learning network, incl. social networking environments Students at home, library or other space, pursuing own interests individually or collaboratively FORMAL INFORMAL PHYSICAL VIRTUAL e.g. Classrooms, field trips, music exams, sports awards etc. e.g. Virtual Learning Network, online classrooms, Coursera, virtual field trips etc. e.g. PLN comprising Facebook, Twitter, Khan Academy, YouTube etc. e.g. Community library, sports organisations, after school clubs etc.
  23. 23. ASB BUILDING
  24. 24. ASB BUILDING
  25. 25. ASB BUILDING
  26. 26. ASB BUILDING
  27. 27. ASB BUILDING
  28. 28. UNPACK If this is the kind of work environment our young people will be functioning in when they leave school, how well effectively we preparing them for this in the environments we have in our schools?
  29. 29. WHAT WILL THEY LEARN?
  30. 30. FUTURE FOCUS THEMES • Sustainability • Enterprise • Globalization • Citizenship
  31. 31. THINKING 3D
  32. 32. • kjb
  33. 33. http://bit.ly/1tKP5Lm
  34. 34. HOW WILL THEY LEARN?
  35. 35. FOUR FORMS BEHIND THE ORGANISATION AND EVOLUTION OF ALL SOCIETIES - TMIN 7000 BC 3000 AD History David Ronfeldt TIMN (Tribal, Institutional, Market, Network)
  36. 36. An education system that fails to emulate the characteristics of information in an era of knowledge is doomed to fail. Information today is… • Open • Distributed • Scalable • Social • Generative • Networked • Self-organised • Adaptive • Global George Siemens: Connectivism – a theory of learning for the networked age http://www.connectivism.ca/
  37. 37. TWO FORMS OF NETWORK The way networks learn is the way individuals learn School A Network Groups PLN Federally organised Collections of entities Collaborative Heterarchical Networked knowledge Externally organised Single entity Competitive Hierarchical Knowledge transfer Personally organised Association of entities Connected Heutagogy Personal knowledge
  38. 38. EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE… What skills/knowledge/ competencies do we need to be developing now in order to cope with what the future might hold?
  39. 39. THE FUTURE… • Food supply • Water • Cryogenics • Nano-technology • Cultural assimilation • Human rights • Poverty • Religious intolerance
  40. 40. FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS • Personalising learning – how can you build the school curriculum around the learner and more flexibly to meet learners’ needs?
  41. 41. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29063614
  42. 42. FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS • Are you building an inclusive learning environment - how do you: • enage learners, family/whānau, and communities in co-shaping education to address students’ needs, strengths, interests and aspirations? • provide access to anywhere, anytime learning? • support assessment and evaluation processes so that these are dynamic and responsive to information about students?
  43. 43. FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS • Are you developing a school curriculum that uses knowledge to develop learning capacity – how can you enable students to create and use new knowledge to solve problems and find solutions to challenges as they arise on a “just-in-time” basis?
  44. 44. FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS • Rethinking learners’ and create a “knowledge-building” learning environment where learners and teachers work together?
  45. 45. FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS • Building a culture of continuous learning for teachers and school leaders – what opportunities to participate in and build professional learning are afforded by technologies?
  46. 46. FUTURE FOCUSED CONSIDERATIONS • How can technologies be used to facilitate all of this?
  47. 47. Modern technologies provide students with the potential for experiences of unprecedented breadth, depth and relevance.

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