Despite the impact of better technology and a constantly shifting socio-political landscape, the way we educate our younger generation has remained largely unchanged in most countries for a number of decades. And yet, these same technological developments and societal upheavals – including but not limited to the pandemic – are fundamentally altering the way we live our lives on a global scale, meaning that traditional education models are looking more and more outdated and no longer fit for purpose. If education wants to keep up with the times, we may have to completely re-think the role of schools.
But what does that actually mean for teaching and learning?
To answer that question, we’ve invited three teachers from three very different contexts to discuss what the school of the future might look like, alongside OECD Director for Education and Skills, Andreas Schleicher. We’ll hear from teachers about what they believe are the fundamental issues that need addressing to help school systems adapt to a changing world.
-Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills
-Pirjo Suhonen, Teacher and Founder of ALO Finland
-Doug Lemov, Teacher and Author of Teach Like a Champion 3.0
-Elisa Guerra, Teacher and Member of UNESCO's International Commission on the Futures of Education