Education is always learning. Technology, now spliced into every facet of our lives, is disrupting our education systems and renewing how we view our existence. Together with unprecedented access to information, advanced learning tools and advancements in cognitive science, the story of technology and education is more lively than ever.
A theoretical physicist's take on one of life's most ethereal questions
The mystery of time is not yet understood in physics, cosmology, and the neurosciences. According to Carlo Rovelli, time is definitely not “necessary.” The theoretical physicist actually claims that, in the basic equations that he uses in his work, there is no “time” at all.
Our investment in the future
H-FARM is creating a new campus, an innovation hub in the countryside, to meet the educational needs of the future. By giving students the right environment to grow in, including virtual classrooms, they will be well prepared to become innovation leaders.
Stephan Vincent-Lancrin, senior analyst at the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), discusses the jobs of the future and the soft-skills — like creativity and critical thinking — that students need to be taught, to prepare for those roles.
future-centered educational approach
Since it was founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate World Schools’ mission has been built on a cornerstone of creating a better world through education. Adrian Kearney, director of IB talks about how to keep it relevant in a world that’s changing rapidly.
Communicating science for the masses
How are innovation and AI changing how educators approach science topics? Do the jobs of the future mean that we need to rethink making science more accessible?
Is analog writing dead?
As we have moved into the digital age, we have also moved away from everything analog, including handwriting. Could the death of handwriting catapult future generations into another Middle Ages?
Paolo Balboni, professor of applied linguistics at the University of Ca' Foscari Venice, discusses how different countries understand knowledge and learning. How do models and non-verbal codes transform information into corporate knowledge?
WonderLEARN is the third episode in our maize.LIVE series aimed at rediscovering the magic in corporate learning and mapping out the ever-so-strange landscape of education.
Nasos Papadopoulos, founder of web destination for learning about learning MetaLearn, sits down and explains what are the skills we need to be future proof, and how to learn and succeed in an environment of constant change.
Learning for the Innovation Age
The way we live and work today is completely different than the way we did in the past. Why, then, do we keep on educating young generations the exact, same way as we did back then? And how can we change this? (Short answer: tossing an iPad in the classroom won’t help).
Landscape of Education
Upskilling and reskilling are more than a crucial priority for organizations: they're a requirement. But what is learning, and how does it differ from education? If we want to shape the future of corporate learning, we have to know where it comes from first.
On Digital Pedagogy
In Western societies today, the perceived dichotomy between the humanistic disciplines and STEM subjects is often seen as a natural thing: in school, we study them as though they reside in separate realms, and when the time comes to choose which career to pursue, we are given the choice of either path A or path B.
Why Corporates Are Teaching Their Employees to Be Kids again
What does it mean when the skills we seek today in our preparation for tomorrow are the same as the ones we all held yesterday? Put succinctly – this is what we call the educational chasm.
The Long Read
The German philosopher Immanuel Kant believed that education differs from training in that the former involves thinking whilst the latter, in his view, does not. A staunch advocate of public education, was Kant correct to make the difference? Are education and training not one two sides of the same learning coin? Further still, how does one learn? Thanks to neuroscience, the ways in which we are educated and are trained have become much easier to understand.
Innovation in Education
As mysterious as it is important, developments in how we teach and learn are often blind sighted by bad data and lack of foresight – no matter how good our intentions.
Research shows that one of the most important sources of competitive advantage is a company’s overall corporate learning strategy. A robust corporate learning strategy focuses on deep expertise development, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the continuous reinforcement of expertise as a central to success.
The Mediator Between the Head and the Hands Must be the Heart
Benjamin Butler, the founder of the Emerging Future Institute, writes his thoughts on which ideas we should keep close to our hearts in the years ahead.
Dr. Tia Kansara talks us through the potential paths humanity may take moving forward, and how a strong education will lead to informed consent in deciding which we should journey down.
Luminous Beings Are We, Not This Crude Matter.
When working with corporates and discussing innovation, two distinct attitudes emerge when addressing potential future scenarios. Although different, what these two approaches lead to is the overarching understanding that putting the human factor first – will definitely become a differentiator in capitalizing on new forms of innovation for the future.
The Uncharted Territory of the Digital Space
The BBC uses a statistic that 65% of future jobs have yet to be invented. Think about it? UX designer, social media manager, Uber driver, drone operator - these are just a small handful of prominent roles in today’s market that were practically uncharted a decade ago. Technology is disrupting the world of business, which in turn is having a profound and immediate impact on employment. And the question that follows: ‘how do we prepare for the unknown?’ – is inevitable.
Fostering a Better Outlook
A leopard can’t change its spots. Brain and talent are inborn gifts that are impossible to alter. This belief, almost as old as time, states that many of the limits to our development are set in stone even before we are born. Carol Dweck, a Psychology professor at Stanford University, refuted this by contesting that an individual's mindset is what really makes the difference, and found that it is one of the most crucial elements in creating a successful business today.
Dov Frohman, former vice president of Intel Corporation and inventor of the erasable programmable read-only memory, sits down and explain the implications of Artificial Intelligence and how this disruptive technology will transform employment and education.
Shaping the Smart City and Citizens of the Future
We sat down with members of The Digital Society School, a branch of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Digital Media & Creative Industries. The centre conducts research projects focused on the digital transformation of societies, examining how cities can be shaped by the new needs of what they call “digital citizens”.
Access to resources does not simply mean access to money. It means access to the right knowledge and right opportunity. In a world that is ever growingly more ubiquitous with technology, and in a time where we are approaching a point where intelligent machines and robots will do more of the things that humans used to do in the last 100 years, it is of the utmost importance for children to develop new types of skills from an increasingly early age.
new models of learning
In the world today, education is perceived as a cornerstone of a civilisation's development. Nowhere commands more respect than a society's universities: they have always stood the test of time because they shaped the times. However, our current educational systems are still heavily determined by the society of the first industrial revolution, and now that we are living in the midst of the fourth, education must change.
The number one challenge facing 3D printing doesn’t stem from the technology itself. But from the human mindset and from how we understand the design process as a whole. Engineers lack the training to take advantage of 3D printing’s unique potential, and the traditional mantra of reducing objects to their simplest form is completely counter to the capabilities of this new manufacturing process.
Revolutions are never well mannered. They don’t knock on the door, they break it down. The Fourth Industrial Revolution won’t be any different.