The Learning Renaissance

Part 4: What if everything we thought we knew about learning was wrong?

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What are the influences of the industrial and technological revolutions on education?

Education based on revolutions

Another way of looking at this question is, “Are we doing what we should be doing in terms of developing education or are we doing what we find easier to do and more of the ‘same old, same old’ but with a fresh coat of paint?”  We are back to the issue of the shaky foundations on which we are building education systems.

The OECD report “Universal Basic Skills What Countries Stand to Gain”[i] asks the question:

How well do today’s schools prepare for tomorrow’s world?”.

The Forward makes a clear link between education and work and is well worth a read. It starts by stating:

“Economic growth and social development are closely related to the skills of the population, indicating that a central post-2015 development goal for education should be that all youth achieve…

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