Future of Learning

In a study conducted by IPTS, TNO, the Open University of the Netherlands and AtticMedia for the European Commission on the future of learning we developed several personas that tell the story of Europe’s learners in 2025. This video sketches the context in which these personas will learn in 2025.

The final report - that aims to identify, understand and visualise major changes to learning in the future - can be downloaded here:http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=4719

Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education from sam seidel on Vimeo.

Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education

This video illustrates the concept of Hip Hop Genius. Using popular music as an approach for teaching in a chanlenging environment. 

Learn more at www.hiphopgenius.org 

Studio schools

Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, “for real.”

For a critical analysis: http://www.pontydysgu.org/2011/10/what-price-pedagogy/

21st Century Education 

This video was produced by the New Brunswick Department of Education to stimulate discussion among educators and other stakeholders in public education in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The 21st Century presents unique challenges for education worldwide. In order to keep pace with global change we must focus on 21st Century Skills and public education must adapt to keep students engaged.

Future of education: A schizophrenic swing between apathy and catastrophe 

An interesting debate about the future of education. As Ceri Facer says in this video of an RSA seminar attitudes towards change in schools seem to swing in a schizophrenic swing between apathy and catastrophe.

The future School of Finland

A vision of the future of the school in Finland: an extended school contributing to the well being of the whole community: Serving children and their families from day care till old age.

Ubiquitous learning

Nicholas Burbules of the University of Illinois.

Learning is becoming more and more social: sharing learning with each other and learning together. Traditional schools are loosing their monopoly on learning.

Flipped Classrooms and Video as Homework

The idea of the flipped classroom is proimoted as an important innovation in education. Inspired by the Khan Academy pupils get instructions to watch video’s at home to learn, in school the information from the video’s is processed via tasks and discussions.

Some critical reflections on this: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2011/10/five-reasons-im-not-flipping-over.html 

Discussion on the 21st century school

Panel discussion between Former NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and Sir Ken Robinson on the future of education

A next-generation digital text book

Is this how school books will look like in the near future? This is a very short talk about  the reconceptualization of Al Gore’s 2009 book “Our Choice” from paper to electronic media.

With this video channel GO! wants to stimulate reflection on education in the 21st century. Our aim is to share thought provoking video footage on education on a regular basis. Our target group is everyone involved in education. Because we want to stimulate exchange of views between educational stakeholders in different countries we have chosen English as a common language.


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