Let us change the way we teach for a clean, active and innovative generation.
Julie Friedman Steele, board chair of the World Future Society says,
“With the world moving as fast as it is, we need to become a society of people who are always learning new things.”
This is a challenge to face in the coming future for the education sector. Technology plays an important role in helping us to find the best resource for information and to keep up with current knowledge and skills. The role of a lecturer will change from teaching-learning process to collaborative construction of knowledge process. Lecturers will have to provide their learners with motivation and challenging learning opportunities to use higher order thinking skills and prepare them for the future jobs, such as:
- The Imagination and Creativity Sector
- Neuroscience, Enhancement, and Bio engineering
- Technology Ethics, Philosophy, and Policy
- Sustainable Future and Renewable Energy
Lecturers should be prepared to develop thinking skills and make use of ICT to promote modern teaching and guide students to validate useful information to construct their own learning and develop their personal capabilities as well as to stimulate their creative skills.
Antonia Cusumano, people & organization leader at consulting giant PwC says.
“You’re going to pull up an app from one of the many businesses out there that are doing these mini-clips of video learning. I’d like to learn 10 minutes on C++ so that I can brush up on my coding. “
Modern teaching will require lecturers to; manage information, use problem-solving and decision-making approach, foster creativity and apply self-management strategies. This will help prepare our learners to holistically face future employment making progress in their learning and value their role as active citizens.
“If we do not change the way we teach, 30 years from now, we’re going to be in trouble,” said Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, China’s e-commerce giant. The knowledge-based approach of “200 years ago”, would “fail our kids”, who would never be able to compete with machines. Children should be taught “soft skills” like independent thinking, values and team-work, he said.
Evidence of Background research and literature review of best practice in instructional design, its synthesis and application to this task Instructional design models are necessary guidelines to start planning courses layouts based on four main strategies, Situations, Methods, Desired Outcomes and Instructional Conditions. Instructional design theory develops from two main categories related to each other Situations and Methods. Methods will be decided at the end of the Situation process. The Situation process will lead to Desired Outcome and Instructional Conditions.
Quality Assurance (QA) in education is of paramount importance to develop proper aims and objectives for the benefit of the individual. QA in education is still a work in progress even though models used in the industry are being adapted for education.