A Look into Educational Trends of the Future

We live in the current world but have our eyes on the future. What the future holds nobody knows but we can only imagine how it would be. A clearer prediction of the future needs to be supported by facts and evidence based on the present trends. That is why The Open University, a British academic institution providing online training since 2012 published an annual report on forms of innovative pedagogy.

The Univesity recently published its annual report in 2014, “Innovating Pedagogy 2014: Exploring new forms of teaching, learning, and assessment, to guide educators and policymakers. ” This report, produced by members of the Institute of Educational Technology, clearly identifies 10 educational trends that may develop in the coming years.

To make this report possible, the authors made a theoretical review of the terms and most common paradigms in the field of education. They had them subsequently regrouped and were associated with practical and educational technologies.

In light of the results, here are the 10 promising innovative pedagogical approaches identified by the authors of this report:

Educational Trends of the Future

  • Massive Open Social Learning Inspired by Social Media
  • Instructional design based on data analysis (“Informed by design learning analytics”)
  • Reversed class (“flipped classroom”)
  • Pedagogy inviting learners to bring and use their own technological devices in class like computers and such (“bring your own devices pedagogy”)
  • Learning to learn
  • Dynamic Evaluation (“dynamic assessment”)
  • The Learning Event (“Event-Based Learning”)
  • Learning through storytelling
  • Key Concepts (“Threshold concepts”)
  • Construction (“DIY (Do it Yourself / Bricolage”)

To learn more about these practices, see the report, which defines each of these approaches and speculates on their impact (high, medium, etc.) and in the projected deployment period (by 2 to 5 years, by 1 year, etc.).

This is the spirit that drives Smart Kenyan Academy to open up education to the masses and we are guided by the above pedagogical approaches that guide Educational Trends of the Future.

Ammanulah
Amanullah is not your average writer, he understands concepts and turns ideas into words. He is a fan of characters and likes to play with letters in the alphabet.

Related Articles

Kenyan Teachers to get pay rise beginning July 2017

Last year in October the Teachers Service Commission and teachers’ unions signed an Sh54 billion salary deal. The deal will now be effected in...

Post CBA: New Teachers House Allowances

The new teachers house allowances pay-out marks the last phase of the implementation the enhanced allowance of teachers as contained in the 2013/2017 CBA...

7 Benefits of a Master’s Degree in Kenya

Kenya is one among the many countries that value education so much that it has become a way to success. Way from when a...

How To Improve Your Sales By Training Your Employees

No matter what business you own, the goal will always be to sell and profit. However, your sales team can either be a strong...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.