How Technology is Disrupting Education

Generation Z child uses tablet for personalized learning in a classroom

“Digital learners will rebel against intellectual conformity.” Traditional schooling is constructed around standardization, but digital natives are forcing change. It’s why we must resist the temptation to use a ‘one size fits all’ approach to education.

Gen Z children are interactive, hands-on learners more interested in solutions than reflection; many are less linear in their thinking and have short attention spans. Learning environments should focus on the relationship between cognition, emotional well-being and inventive thinking.

To ensure student engagement, teachers must emphasize problem-solving, higher-order skills, collaboration and lifelong learning. The new standard of achievement in the age of the creative economy will be what a student can do, rather than what she can remember.

Read more about disruptions in education in Education Week.