“There is growing recognition that the world today is defined by change, complexity and hyper-connectedness, and that education systems are falling behind in terms of equipping young people with the skills that are essential to thriving in the world and to making the world a better place.”
I could not believe it when I read this article today. Absolutely amazing. THIS is what I have been talking about for the last year, collaboration in education! Especially for teachers! Being able to collaborate and network to transform our teaching environment – a great challenge and yet laden with so much potential!
Some excerpts from the article which struck a chord with me:
“Economic success today is very much about you being able to collaborate, compete and connect with people.”
“A lot of people are losing their jobs because the kind of ways we used to work and think are no longer relevant. That’s what the digital revolution does to many of the skills that are very well established in education today.”
“In Shanghai, they have a platform where teachers share their lesson plans. You upload your lesson plans, and you get more and more popular the more other teachers comment on your lessons, criticize them, improve them, etc. So you’re evaluated by the system, not only on your own work in the classroom, but by the contribution you make to the education system.”
Read the article entitled : The Critical Role Of Teachers In Transforming Education Systems on the Forbes web site —> http://onforb.es/1TTv5QO