The future of education and technology

Posing the following questions allow us to think deeper about the future of learning and how learners will learn and want to learn. Having access to education anywhere in the world to create learning communities is fundamental to the success of a future global education community.

How do we learn?

For the first time in human history, individuals can learn, create, communicate, and share their own lives with the world anytime they like, anywhere they are. Access offers all learners an unprecedented freedom to learn. New tools and technologies offer learners an unprecedented freedom to create and connect.

What is intelligence and does it matter?

The multiple intelligences theory (MI theory) claims that all humans have eight intelligences, to a lesser or greater extent, and that we each have a different intelligence profile. This profile is based on our genetics and our experiences, and it makes us unique from others.

  • Linguistic intelligence
  • Logical-mathematical intelligence
  • Musical intelligence
  • Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence
  • Spatial intelligence
  • Interpersonal intelligence
  • Intrapersonal intelligence
  • Naturalist intelligence

What makes a good teacher?

A good teacher has so many awesome skills, here are a few highlights. Good teachers:

  • adjusts teaching strategies and lesson plans to cater students needs
  • identifies ambitious goals to improve the effectiveness of their teaching
  • encourages family participation in their teaching and advocate learning opportunities outside of school
  • focuses on student learning and increasing the value of class time
  • delivers top-notch education in the classroom despite the outside forces, circumstances and shortfalls.

Can schools make a difference?

Schools make a huge difference but require the support and cohesive direction from outside agencies and the Government.\

1. Prioritise policies to raise the quality of teaching. Establish high quality in-service training programmes.

2. Prioritise support for disadvantaged children in the early years (0-six).

3. Require Ofsted to place a greater focus when inspecting secondary schools on years seven to nine (ages 11–14).

4. Require all schools to be members of federations focusing on mutual support.

The future of educational technology and the impact in the classroom and outside the classroom infographic.