Education Fast Foward 13: ‘Rethinking how we learn’
Having entered the post-modern age of connectivity, education is under a lot of pressure. Skills demanded by companies are changing rapidly. Innovation, problem solving, collaboration and digital literacy are expected in many professions.
With continuously changing conditions, we can say that a digital literate person is someone who can learn, unlearn and re-learn and he or she must adapt to a number of platforms and choose tools and processes appropriate for each specific task. At the same time the social context for learning has changed and is continuously changing. Children are adapting the use of social media and collaborative tools, but often find that their learning environments are still quite traditional and for them one-dimensional.
How does education meet these challenges and how do we have to re-think how we learn for the 21st century?