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!