From India to Africa, the USA to right here, there’s concern that education needs rethinking, so it takes a very different path – one that features soft skills development – and leads learners in the right direction for the future.
This is part of the bigger landscape of the when, where, how, what and why of learning. The suggestion that we need to adjust our perception has been around for a while. Listen to Isaac Asimov in 1988, accurately predicting where we are today, laying out the need for mass creativity, and warning that “if we’re going to keep turning science fiction into science fact we may have to rethink what we mean by education.”
Will it take another 25 years for education’s compass to be reset, so it can catch up with the way of today’s world?