Future of Learning

Preparing All Learners for an Uncertain Future of Work – Education Article

By: Katherine Prince Continuous learning, cultural awareness, change expertise, adaptable and effective communication and the ability to learn from failure. These are just some of the capabilities that participants in KnowledgeWorks’ convenings on the future of work identified as being important for graduates. Finding resources to solve problems, time and project management, reflective leadership and a sense of responsibility to the broader community also promised to help all young people thrive no matter what future of work emerges. That question –…

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Redefining Readiness: New Literacies | Getting Smart – Education Article

Readiness has become a popular way to describe the mission. Are our students ready? Many like college and career ready. Others like Future Ready. I like ‘ready for anything” because that’s truly what all of our students need. In Part 1 of Redefining Readiness, I focused on Pedagogy and Courses. For Part 2, let’s go beyond and focus on new literacies. New Literacies Literacy has traditionally been used to describe the functional ability to read, write, speak and listen. One…

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Cross-Sector Collaboration for the Age of Agility – Education Article

America Succeeds, led by Tim Taylor (check out our recent podcast), has spent the better part of the last two years exploring the misalignment between what is being taught in schools—both K-12 and higher education—and the knowledge, skills, and behaviors required by the modern workplace. They describe the future of work as the “Age of Agility,” which became the title of a report, and a tour of more than 10 major cities, their overall effort aiming at building momentum and discourse…

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Now That Schools Are Promoting Broader Definitions of Success, How Do We Measure Progress? – Education Article

As more schools adopt learning goals beyond reading, writing and math, certain questions are vexing school leaders worldwide: How can we measure growth in creative thinking? How can we spot a “self-aware” team member? How can we measure whether our graduating high school seniors have the habits necessary to succeed at college and throughout adult life? The good news is that leading grantmakers have defined new goals for students, including the XQ Learner Goals, the Hewlett Foundation’s Deeper Learning outcomes, and MyWays from NGLC. Battelle…

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Creating a More Inclusive School Community Starts With Intentional Support for Teachers – Education Article

By: Nichelle Bowes, Ed.D I moved to the United States from Guyana when I was 12 years old. From the time that I disembarked the plane at JFK Airport in New York, I knew my life would be different, and it was in many ways. One of the ways that stood out most was my school experience. In Guyana, I had been surrounded by teachers who shared my experience, many of them Black women who shared my cultural traditions, values,…

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We Inherited a Factory but We Need a Design Studio (and 9 Other Problems) – Education Article

Naming the problems we face is the first step towards building something better. In US education, we’ve got a stack of gnarly intertwined problems. Here’s a list of 10. 1. We inherited a factory. With a focus on compliance and routine, we inherited a factory but we need a design studio. We inherited rules, bells, tests, and credit requirements that all get in the way of growing capable human beings. Hey, don’t get me wrong, good things happen inside the…

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Reggio Emilia: The Future of Learning Has Roots in the Past – Education Article

By: Beth Holland Oftentimes, in an effort to embrace new ideas that seem to describe the future of learning, we forget to examine the countless examples and lessons learned from the past. As explained by authors David Tyack and Larry Cuban in their 1995 book Tinkering Toward Utopia, throughout history, education has experienced change that can be described as both incremental and cyclical. Movements and initiatives often cycle over time, and yet with each repetition, the underlying context has incrementally changed.…

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