The future of education: a wicked problem
It’s becoming common place to talk about the state of education and the future of work. What is the purpose of education in the 21st century? Is our current system fit-for-purpose? What should we be teaching to prepare the citizens of the future when the future is changing more quickly than ever before?
It’s one of those wicked problems—a huge, complex issue with so many angles and interdependencies that it looks impossible to solve.
Where do we start? How do we redesign education? Let’s start small, with just one thing. Why? Often by changing one thing, everything changes.
If you could change one thing today in education, what would it be?”
Is it policy? Technology? Pedagogy? Access? Age? Assessment? Attitude? Expectations? None of the above? What should we learn? Relearn? Or unlearn?
By changing this one thing, what would the flow on effects be? What would this thing make it possible to do? And why does it matter to you?
We speak to educators, change-makers and visionaries for their take:
Is the role of education to prepare students for an uncertain future? Professor of Education Lucas Walsh questions this approach as potentially problematic and needing to be challenged. Watch Lucas’ episode to find out more!
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