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Projecting the Nature of Education for the Future: Implications for Current Practice

Show simple item record Sibanda, Jabulani 2023-09-14T13:36:21Z 2023-09-14T13:36:21Z 2022
dc.description.abstract Ensuring that education serves the needs of a rapidly and everchanging society is one of the defining challenges of education providers. This paper projects future trends in education based on documented evidence predicting shifts in education (teacher education in particular) and how they affect how the academy should prepare its products. The study views education for the future, not in terms of discarding subject content, but in terms of utilising content as a means rather than an end. This transforms the focus of both instruction and assessment from students assimilating content knowledge, to them developing habits that make them adaptable to the changing world and empower them to become change-agents. Accordingly, the teaching environment needs to respond to the dynamics of technological developments, and to changing student profiles. Also requiring change is the authoritative position of the teacher as the repository and dispenser of knowledge, and the learner’s passive role as the consumer of knowledge. Knowledge is co-created within the teaching-learning context. The paper recommends further delineation of current trends that define 21st century education, and what they determine for the future. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenED Network en_US
dc.subject Assessment; education change; habits of mind; learning environment; 21st century competencies. en_US
dc.title Projecting the Nature of Education for the Future: Implications for Current Practice en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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