How Technology is Disrupting Education
“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.