Shift happens

I’m sure you’ve seen this series of videos before on the rapidly changing world we reside in. I showed it to the class the other day after the principal prompted some thought on how education is/should be changing when discussing this with the class.

So I asked: What does this mean for your education? For WHAT and HOW you should be learning?

Here are their ideas:

  • Maybe sports are not useful. But perhaps it helps with your health.
  • You need to be taught to think for yourself.
  • You need to be taught how to be independent.
  • It’s more about teaching us skills than knowing a bunch of stuff.
  • You need to learn to problem solve.
  • The basics are always going to be important – maths, reading and writing…
  • Perhaps art is not important.
  • Letting students be creative is important – thinking outside the box.
  • Teach us strategies to work things out for ourselves, but not the answers.
  • Kids need to know where their next steps are.
  • Kids need to be taught how to cope with changes.
  • Be adaptable.
  • Be patient.
  • Listening skills.
  • How to research and find out things for yourself.
  • Collaboration.
  • Confidence.
  • Respecting others’ ideas and differences.
  • Being committed, self disciplined and dedicated.
  • Thinking of others, not just yourself.

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