As the world is constantly changing the people in it and the way they organize their lifestyles is developing and evolving. We are used to laugh around education system and question the practicability of it. With the flow of time we can see little change in the studying process although many educational institutions have accepted quite a democratic school policy. We would not observe a huge difference at the end if we bought a 3D printer for every school or started to hold the lectures outside. What is essential is the shift in approach. Once students stop taking school as the thief of their youth and learn what is relevant for them education will become an enjoyable process.
Today we are only pondering over following ideas. But the fact they are getting covered in media is another factor they will be brought into action soon. Here we present you our top 8 things compiled by Brainy Bro, that might become a reality in just a few decades and change the principles of education for the next generations.
1) Time And Place Management.
Many a student trying to manage everything in time sacrifice the best years of their lives hitting the books. Many of those put off traveling and hobbies because of the poorly organized timetable. Also, it is completely irrational having extreme periods of time when you are snowed under with tasks and then being free with no business to do, the latest are supposedly for the rest. It awakes nothing but tension during extreme periods and accustoms children to stress out over work, it would be way more efficient if work, intense preparation time and rest were proportionally managed. New curriculum with an ability to study from anywhere on Earth is about to bring this issue to a close.
2) Online Courses.
The usage of technologies during classes is no surprise, many schools have already allowed tablets during lessons instead of books. Soon more and more institutions will realize it is more convenient and efficient to do specific tasks online and get the detailed answer from a supervisor in a personal letter. Each of us is familiar with the feeling of embarrassment because of a teacher announcing our mark or mistakes we have done. Why not stop putting children through this situational pressure? Frequently it builds hierarchy in class and dependent thinking in students, without a question online lectures and personalized guidance are ahead of us.
3) Projects Set Professional Growth.
As pupils finish school and students leave colleges they frequently lack important project skills when applying for a job. Project requires a student to be able to create a plan, work hard, manage to finish it all in time and archive a certain goal. Plain texts and tests are extremely forgettable. Projects can help to understand and memorize information. In future students will create more and more art and scientific projects learning valuable skills about research work, planning, presentation as well as dealing with deadline.
4) Exams Are To Be Changed.
Modern generation is now too smart for old-fashioned exams as it is getting easier for them to cheat or get a good mark without understanding the subject. Another problem is cramming which results in forgotten information and wasted time. The only way to duck the issue is practical demonstration of skills beside theoretical illustration of knowledge. How are institutions going to do that is up to them to decide but today’s examinations will clearly be altered in the future.
5) Learning Through Experience.
When the subject is quite tough the easiest way out is to visualize the information by creating associations. The study held by National Geographic showed how we memorize things, turns out we learn better what we can see and touch but not what we can hear. That is why it is important to visit museums and exhibitions, show presentations in class and allow children touch and play with specific scientific objects. By such practice they acquire an actual experience. And words from the books that were dull before finally become meaningful. In the future we will have classes and courses where students will learn though the real acquaintance with the phenomena or notion. And technologies will only contribute to that.
6) No More Marks.
We are more and more close to the complete cancellation of marks and points during lessons. Lots of students confirm that marking system does not motivate them and sometimes simply pushes to work for a score. It should be expected since all the efforts are rendered into numbers which leads to knowledge losing its real valuation. If a child works hard in class they should do it not for a mark but for themselves and their own development. Teachers may assess students by accepting a projects work, for instance. If the result is not satisfactory a supervisor might simply repulse the work or make a student add something. This idea will make an end of an average mark, the minimum one need to get though the course.
7) Personalized Classes.
As a rule, there is a subject and each student is to master it no matter how gifted he or she is, this system automatically presupposes that we are all the same with the same brainwork and abilities. A hundred years ago this approach was somehow manageable. But now we got to understand that everyone is unique. A child might be very bad in Math but show good knowledge of Biology, thus, there is no need for him to swot at Mathematics. Why not direct his efforts into studying what he enjoys and what he is capable of understanding? The results out of it without a question will be more fruitful. In the future we will have personalized classes for student who need easier or harder tasks, children feeling bored in class because it is too easy for them also should be taken into consideration.
8) Life Is Education, Education Is Life.
Who said education is only for the youngsters? You are never too old for that and this approach is without a question will be the reality in the future. There should be no embarrassment or confusion over older people getting a degree, not even to find a job in a certain field but just for themselves. Many people feel the need to continue the studying process. Even after leaving the college. It is logical since human brain trained to receive new information to memorize crave this “fuel” in the sense of informational load. Some old people when the time of their retirement strikes prefer to free themselves from any kind of work and stress which contributes to the memory problems and brain aging faster. Education at any age is simply beneficial for brainwork and personality growth. Thus, with the help of the Internet and our gadgets we might have the opportunity to continue education even throughout the whole life. If it sounds scary to you now it is because we still need to change the approach to the studying process in order to make people study for themselves and not for their parents, out of necessity or because somebody else does.