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The Learning Society. Michael Stevenson VP Global Education, Cisco Global Education Leaders Program, Beijing, November 2010. This is not a perfect storm. Climate change is coming to education. Global Pressures Are Changing the World of Learning and the Place of Learning in Our World.

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The learning society

  • The Learning Society

Michael Stevenson

VP Global Education, Cisco

Global Education Leaders Program, Beijing, November 2010


Climate change is coming to education

This is not a perfect storm

Climate change is coming to education


Global pressures are changing the world of learning and the place of learning in our world

Global Pressures Are Changing the World of Learning and the Place of Learning in Our World


Accelerating technological change demands different skills

Accelerating Technological Change Demands Different Skills


Learning is changing

This much we know

LEARNING IS CHANGING


The learning society

Pervasive technology

Power of informal learning

Learning is changing

Living in a social network

A world of free content

A lifelong learning journey

New world of research


Why incremental reform will not work

You can’t get there from here

Why incremental reform will not work


Bigger better

Bigger ≠ Better

  • Increased ‘schoolification’ cannot succeed

    • Ten million new teachers will be needed to get an additional 260 million

    • students into education systems in China, India, Indonesia, and Nigeria

  • We’re fighting the wrong battle

    More years in school does not improve economic performance – improved learning does

  • Internal, incremental reform is challenged by education systems’ complexity and interdependence


Putting education systems at the heart of the learning society

Education 2.0

21st Century Learning

Education 1.0

Traditional Education Systems

Curriculum

Teachers

Accountability

Leadership

Putting Education Systems at the Heart of the Learning Society

Achieved in Holistic Transformation

21st Century Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment

Education 3.0

High-quality Infrastructure & Technology

Leadership, People & Culture

Supported by Adapted System Reform


3 step plan

3-Step Plan

  • Focus on economic Innovation – for employability

    • Build a new coalition

    • Develop new funding models

    • Fund a diversity of innovators (incl. in STEM)

    • Invest more time and money in learning

  • Innovate in Education – for effectiveness

    • Embrace Student-centered Learning

      • Project-based

      • Skills AND Knowledge

    • Adopt legitimate, standard credentialing systems, and help reform global assessment regimes

    • Assess the impact of innovations in learning

    • Develop new ways of managing lifelong learning

  • Accelerate Scaling – for timeliness

    • Build an ecosystem of learning providers

    • Provide access to a shared learning infrastructure


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