7 trends in the education of the future

Emphasis on Continuity in Learning

Any professional will tell you that to improve his performance he doesn’t need to be separately distracted by additional training. Therefore, perhaps the future of modern education is partly in the application of a system of continuity.

A digital approach to the organization of the educational process

Nowadays computer and Internet technologies have become an integral part of almost every sphere of life, including education.

Digitalization is being actively implemented everywhere. In schools, these are electronic diaries and records, in universities, electronic libraries and textbooks, online lectures, and much more.

Special online courses, schools, and other platforms for education

In essence, we are talking about the same as in the previous paragraph, but it would be useful to separately mention the new modern educational online technologies and programs, access to which is becoming freer and freer. Students and schoolchildren now have a lot of opportunities (special videos, online consultations, visual explanations) for a better study of educational material.

Involvement in project work

Training specialists, along with listening to lectures and seminars, also implies independent activities, namely conducting research projects, writing tests and term papers, case study help, all sorts of reports on practical experiments, scientific articles, etc.

The practical use of the acquired knowledge will become an integral part of the educational system in the future. Now students perform a variety of calculations, analyses, diagnostics, assess problems, look for solutions to them, and plan prospects for development.

When choosing the topics of project works, an individual approach is used, which additionally motivates students and increases their interest in learning.

Phased and modular approach

Students begin their studies with basic knowledge of the subject (terminology, techniques, tools), and then gradually move on to more complex concepts. Abrupt immersion into a new discipline is a complex and completely unreasonable process.

Unification of skills, the study of related disciplines

It is no secret that an employer is more willing to hire an efficient “jack of all trades” than ten people, each of whom is a narrow specialist in his or her field.

This is why the education of the future is aimed at interdisciplinarity when a specialist is knowledgeable not only in his specific field but also in related ones. The result is a professional with higher competitiveness and the broadest possible list of credentials.

Principles of Focus and Dynamic Learning

Scientists and psychologists have long ago found that information is most effectively absorbed by students in the first 20 minutes of a lecture. However, the length of a pair is 90 minutes. What’s the point then?

The task of the educator in the education of the future is to take into account this time of maximum concentration. Even now, teachers try to present the most complex and important points in the first 10-15 minutes of the lecture. Then there is a distraction for solving problems, giving examples, a certain “lyrical page” (on the topic) is allowed. For five minutes the brain sort of rests, and then you can proceed to the explanations again with a gradual decrease in the complexity of the material by the end of the pair.

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