The Future of Education
Education is one of the most important processes in today’s society. Also, the future of education is education equally important because today’s youth are tomorrow’s future and teachers. According to Mirriam Webster education can be defined as the knowledge, skill, and understanding that you get from attending a school, college, or university. Education is essential for everyone as it is level of education that helps people to earn respect and recognition. With a higher education individuals are insured that they will have better paying jobs that that will provide stability (Jamil Salmi 2006). In this essay we will look at the some of key trends and changes emerging across the global education sector, how technological innovation is impacting higher education and used to supplement traditional teaching and some of the challenges that education systems may face and how to overcome them. Most importantly we would determine how the future of education in in a modern society lies by examining how technological factors such as e-learning and internet can contribute or subtract from a brighter future in education. Education is considered an essential investment into your future and is often the best tool for creating wealth and happiness. Some key trends and changes emerging across the global education sector are mobility, connectivity and evolution of online learning. Improving the quality of teaching and learning through the use of new technology is the primary goal of higher education system As we move forward, higher education will become increasingly ‘mobile’, resulting in students carrying their University in their pockets. Mobile computing devices such as phones and tablets are more accessible and easier to use than desk top computers. Connectivity has also become more aware. The smartphone in our pocket knows where it is located and therefore where we are. With the use of cloud computing, learning design will increasingly...
...Highereducation in the next 10 to 15 years
With the advancement in technology and computer science, the world is being globalised. We can access influx of information in a few seconds, chat with our family and friends far away at any moment with the help of technology. Obviously, the wave of this technology has greatly affected the teaching and learning process till now and will do wonders in the future as well. Just two decades ago, we didn't have devices like iPods, iPads and tablet PCs. These new devices have revolutionized our generation. Various useful softwares like upgraded CAD (Computer Aided Design), computer languages, animation softwares and other new tools signal the advent of new and amazing future, more advanced than the present.
In today's context the growing popularity of liberal arts education indicates that this type of education will be adopted worldwide replacing the traditional system of selecting a major for a degree and knowing stuffs related to the particular major. The special feature of liberal arts education is that it imparts knowledge on a diverse range of subjects such as science, history, business, management, education, psychology, languages, vocational training, and etcetera. Liberal arts education creates a jack of all trades, a well-rounded individual with the knowledge on everything, on successful living. The...
...EDUCATION AND SOCIETY: WHAT TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP?
AJANI Oluwatoyin Ayodele
Sociology of Education(M.Ed)
Department of Educational Foundations
Lagos State University, Ojo.
This paper focuses on the relationship between education and society. It acknowledges a strong relationship between the two concepts. Education is sees as a means of cultural transmission from one generation to another in any given society. Society is defined as the whole range of social relationships of people living in a certain geographic territory and having a sense of belonging to the same group.
The relationships between the two concepts are so strong that it is not possible to separate them because what happens to one affects the other. Educational institutions are micro-societies, which reflect the entire society. The education system in any given society prepares the child for future life and instills in his those skills that will enable him to live a useful life and contribute to the development of the society.
Education as a social phenomenon does not take place in a vacuum or isolation; it takes place in the society and this normally begins from the family, which is one of the social institutions responsible for the...
...liberal art educations, and individualized work skills were taught at colleges. Layoffs were also due in part to the globilization of the economy. Cheaper labor can be found in other countries, which results in the closing of American factories or a drastic cut in pay for workers. Corporate downsizing, atomization, and an aging population have also contributed to this change in the type of work available (Rifkin 177). As most Americans used to be in the same economic bracket regardless of their line of work, today a worker's real competitive position in the world economy depends on what kind of job they have (Jacobus 253). Education is the key to creating the worker's demanded from businesses today.<br><br>In aviation and other workplaces today, employers are not only looking for highly skilled workers, but for people who are flexible, work well with others and have good problem solving skills. Colleges must implement new teaching approaches and offer specialized degrees now, to prepare students for the needs of employers in the information-technology age. A workers must be flexible to be able to change and grow with the economy and the needs of employers is very important in today's job market. "With corporate downsizing and restructuring so prevalent, employers are demanding more of their employees. They must be more versatile and multi-task oriented (Schmiedl 29)." Employees must be able to move from one job to another, and learn new tasks...
HigherEducation, or Higher Priced Education?
The Marriam-Webster online dictionary defines highereducation as “education beyond the secondary level; especially : education provided by a college or university.“ It's no secret to modern students that a highereducation is necessary to advance in their professional life. There is always a cost to advancement and that cost can sometimes create a glass ceiling that is difficult for people in certain social strata to break through. The rising cost of highereducation and its requirement for jobs creates a conflict for people in lower economic brackets. While the social value of highereducation is difficult to argue against, the problems associated with affording highereducation are very real social problems that must be considered.
In Western society we have goals we are expected to achieve. At a very early age we begin preparing our children for school. There is no law demanding that children attend a specific school, nor that upon entering adult life they pursue highereducation. Children can be home schooled or attend any school of their parents' choosing. However, having a degree of some kind gives one many advantages...
Highereducation in the present world has a very long history. Highereducation has deep roots in the early sixth century when first monastic schools were started in Europe which later developed to the famous European university in Bologna during the period between 1088 and 1090. This is the origin of highereducation with all present systems of highereducation borrowing much from this first intuition and system of highereducation. Until early 20th century, highereducation institutions and particularly universities and high level colleges catered only for the elites in the society. Though in this time basic education was enough to secure an individual a well-paying job, the costs of securing a place in the institutions of highereducation as well as maintaining the costs for the period of a given course locked out the middle income earners as well as the poor. Statistically, by the start of 20th century, 3 per cent of the world population had enrolled in universities and other colleges offering highereducation programs. This number was much concentrated in the...
HigherEducationHighereducation is the key to new worlds. In past decades, college education was seen as a privilege which few had access to. Nowadays, it has become a culminating stage in people’s life. Highereducation has proved that it has a monetary value, as the salary of a person with a college education is higher than that of a person with a high school education. Some people have sold the idea that a highereducation is a waste of time and money, and that such education should only be offered to a limited group of people. However, what make these people believe they have the power to decide what others should do or not do with their lives? In my opinion, everyone should pursue a highereducation because it would help to reduce monopolization of wealth and power, it would allow people to exercise their freedom and create more opportunities in their lives.
Monopolization of wealth and power could be reduced by highereducation. As long as the wealthy and powerful people keep the knowledge from those who are hungry of it, the economy will remain the same. As Linda Lee recalls from Caroline Bird:
“College doesn’t make people intelligent, ambitious, happy, liberal or quick to learn new things. It’s the other way around....
...Technology and the Future of Formal Education
The responsibilities for the formal preparation of students for education in the future are dynamic and diverse. What priorities are most important for the future of the Australian education system?
The mission statement of The Cathedral School is to be a caring, Christian community in which students are challenged and inspired to explore, learn and grow so they will be equipped to make wise decisions as informed members of society.
The Aims of The Cathedral School is;
To be a centre for academic excellence.
To encourage an understanding that the spiritual and moral aspects of life are central to our humanity.
To affirm the unique worth of the individual.
To inspire our students through creative, purposeful, enjoyable learning to reach their full potential.
To develop attitudes which are anticipatory, visionary and reflective.
To educate our students to be discerning, sensitive and responsible.
Both the mission statements as well as the aims are very thorough, but they lack the understanding of the information age. They do not mention technology or the future ahead.
The change to the culture of the classroom environment with the introduction of technology is a serious matter to look at. Overall the introduction of technology in the classroom is a great benefit to students,...
...Building the Future of Education
MUSEUMS AND THE LEARNING ECOSYSTEM
Building the Future of Education
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Building the Future of Education: Museums and the Learning Ecosystem
Copyright 2014 American Alliance of Museums
Foreword | Michael Robbins, U.S. Department of Education
About This Convening | Elizabeth Merritt, Center for the Future of Museums, and
Paula Gangopadhyay, The Henry Ford
Setting the Stage | Elizabeth Merritt, Center for the Future of Museums
Glimpses of the Future of Education | Katherine Prince, KnowledgeWorks
Time for a Perfect Storm! | Paula Gangopadhyay, The Henry Ford
Igniting a Learning Revolution with The Henry Ford’s Innovation Education
Incubator | Paula Gangopadhyay, The Henry Ford
Communities of Innovative Practice
A City-Level Approach to Remake Learning | Gregg Behr, The Grable Foundation 30
Empowering Statewide Museums and Libraries as Integral Educational
Partners | Jeri Robinson, Boston Children’s Museum
Taking It National and Global: A Value-Driven, Project-Based
Learning and Innovative Credit-Earning Model
| Elliot Washor, Big...