The Learning Renaissance

Collaboration: The Future of Learning


The future of learning will be less about information transmission from teacher to student (pedagogy) and more about the student determining the how, the where and the when of learning (heutagogy).

This will see the teacher working with individual students, using their expertise to help coach and mentor them to a successful conclusion to their studies by developing them as independent and autonomous learners.

The future curriculum, as Finland has realised will not be made up of subject information, but by cross curricular projects. Students will work individually and in groups so problem solve, research, test hypotheses ad provide feedback. They will also use communication skills and technologies to present their findings for peer and tutor assessment.

Through such methodologies and processes, they will learn to problem solve in real time, and with real problems and solutions. This will end the issue of students leaving formal education with no concept of how their learning can be applied in the real world beyond school.

Collaboration will also characterise  the learning of teachers. No longer will they be confined to the classroom, sharing their best or worst lessons with students. They will plan and work in groups to provide deep and meaningful  learning experiences and observe and learn from each other in the process of team teaching and student mentoring. This will raise professional standards and reduce the exodus of demoralised teachers from the profession.

Collaboration is the way of the future!




About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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