Read a good discussion here at https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2016/12/23/the-declining-productivity-of-education/
Archive for the ‘disruptive reality’ Category
Read an important whitepaper here at: http://www.christenseninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Teaching-in-the-machine-age.pdf
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As scientific understanding and artificial intelligence leap forward, many professions—such as law, accounting, animation, and medicine—are changing in dramatic ways. Increasingly, these advances allow non-experts and machines to perform tasks that were previously in the sole domain of experts, thus turning expert-quality work into a commodity. With new technologies displacing workers across many fields, what will be the likely impact on the teaching profession? Will machines replace teachers?
Important considerations to ponder. Find at http://www.teachthought.com/terry-heick/we-cant-teach-fast-things-change/
We can’t teach as fast as things change.
By things I mean information. Perspectives. Ideologies. What’s socially acceptable and what’s not. Our collective cultural biases and intellectual prejudices.
Educultural views on homosexuality, edtech equity, homeschooling, bullying, accountability, and academic standards.
Edtech views of big data, cybersecurity, YouTube, social media, texting, smartphones, and the cloud.
How students see “school.”
How the world sees itself.
What we read, and why.
Interesting careers soon to be replaced: http://www.focus.de/finanzen/news/digitalisierung-der-wirtschaft-schon-bald-werden-maurer-und-aerzte-durch-roboter-ersetzt_id_6166713.html
What are your thoughts? I have long been hoping for and working towards substantial reforms in education. We need to prepare students for a new digital world with different skill sets and abilities. Read more here at http://www.todaygh.com/unesco-education-needs-change-fundamentally-meet-global-development-goals/
“Skills young people should be learning to be prepared for a career in 2020 include:
The ability to concentrate, to focus deeply.
The ability to distinguish between the “noise” and the message in the ever-growing sea of information.
The ability to do public problem solving through cooperative work.
The ability to search effectively for information and to be able to discern the quality and veracity of the information one finds and then communicate these findings well.
Synthesizing skills (being able to bring together details from many sources).
The capability to be futures-minded through formal education in the practices of horizon-scanning, trends analysis and strategic foresight.”