Education is one of those contentious topics that everyone has a question or an opinion about. Are we doing it right? How do we know? The impact of small changes won’t be felt until that change takes hold and we see how far ahead or behind the curve we are compared to a previous cohort.
The only thing we do know right now is that education is changing – rather, the way we learn is changing. This change is happening faster than the institutions of learning can adapt to and we are starting to see the fissures as the gap between learning skills and teaching styles stretches – with the students in the middle.
One thing that is very clear from this exceptional panel from UNTETHER.talks (featuring Yasser Ansari or Project NOAH, Sindeyeve Matrix of Queens University and Andrew Milne of BV02), is that the change comes from people like this. Few things are easy to answer when it comes to education but it may take a nature nerd with no pedigree in teaching to teach us the new way to learn and it isn’t fair to put the owness on the teachers to change a system that needs a redo.
Whatever your exposure to education is we all know the mighty impact mobile and pervasive computing can play in how, what and when we learn and this conversation – between two nature nerds and a university professor – is a small glimpse of the possibilities.
Based on this conversation, if formalized education is to remain relevant and institutions grooming great minds continue to want to do so, we might actually have to redefine what the term means and how it is achieved.
For the rest of this presentation head to the digital version of UNTETHER.talks here.
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