And equip the next generation to become changemakers. As a teacher, I witnessed how most children lose their love for learning with every additional year of schooling. Many schools still operate on a purpose from a century ago — mass education to produce a conforming workforce. So we batch students by age group, expect them to sit quietly for hours a day, follow the rules, and do context-switching between silo-based subjects. But what if we reimagined schools?
Can this once-in-a-generation event transform education systems? We’re in a global learning crisis that had worsened even before the pandemic. In 2015, 53 per cent of all children in low- and middle-income countries suffered from learning poverty, unable to understand a simple written text by age 10. In 2019, global learning poverty rose to 57 per cent. For 2022, experts project 70 per cent of all 10-year-old children can’t understand a simple written text. Learning Poverty Globally and by Region. (Source: The State of
Research-based predictions for a soon-to-be reality. Have you ever wondered how the metaverse might shape the future of education and learning? Trying to find answers can be frustrating. While there’s much writing on the metaverse, most of it lacks substance. Unless you’ve got time for thorough research, finding no-fluff scenarios is a challenge. But don’t worry, I’ve got you. As a teacher-turned-writer, I have the time to follow metaverse rabbit holes so that you don’t have to. In
You’ll marvel at Estonia’s education system. “At our schools, we don’t have homework,” 11-year old Ulvar told me during a school visit to Tallinn. I chuckled. Estonian students outperform all other European countries in PISA results — by not having homework? Ulvar wasn’t joking. Compared to other PISA participating countries, Estonian students have short school days and spend little time on homework or 1-on-1 tutoring. While many other high-performing PISA countries, like Singapore or Korea, achieve high learning outcomes
Welcome to the post-pandemic reality of online learning. Ten years from now, we’ll grimace at how we used to learn. While the past years have accelerated change, we’re still in the early days of a global learning revolution. In the next six years, analysts expect the global e-learning market to double, from $253 billion now to $522 billion in 2027. I’ve been working in education and learning for a decade, and this article is based on recent conversations with