Two thirds of the survey participants believe that in a world 20 years from now there will be a brighter future for our educational systems. It’s important that we adopt new models of how people learn in schools, in universities and in life.
“Education will become the largest single industry and entertainment a close second-or mankind would die of utter boredom in a workless world.” Arthur C. Clarke
Whether this turns out to be true or not, my question explores what educational changes we can expect in the future.
Comments are grouped into three parts: The Present Rigidity, Revolutionary Models, and Radical Solutions.
The Present Rigidity
There’s a common realization that educational methods are stuck in a faded rut of the past, and have been for a very long time. The comments are mostly positive, in that changes will occur. New methods and models are required, but mainly the systems need to shift from institution-focused to learner-focused methods. However, there is still some pessimism that entrenched traditions will be difficult to budge.