Many latent trends have been accelerated by COVID-19, which has demonstrated how antiquated and irrelevant some components of traditional schooling have become. Technology, demography, climate, mobility, and social justice/equity are just a few of the interconnected elements that are driving trends and drivers of change. These worldwide transformations are forming an uncertain, interdependent, and complex future. So, how can pupils be prepared for such a world through education?
Students, above all, require the information, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to seize opportunities and overcome problems. They require broader competences in addition to cognitive capacity, such as teamwork, critical thinking, social and global awareness, and time- and life-management skills, which are rarely taught in traditional education.
Encourage others to be curious.
To contribute to tackling the world's complex challenges, inquiry- and concept-based learning encourages students to be interested, identify new ideas and solutions, create connections between concepts, and practise systems thinking.
Rather than a prescribed curriculum, an education framework gives teachers agency by allowing them to pursue topics of study and interests that are relevant to their students and learning environments, as well as genuinely incorporate national or local standards into their curriculum designs.
Allow instructors to make their own decisions.
Teachers who have agency are more likely to tailor their teaching approaches to match the requirements of individual students and to empower students to determine their own learning.
New technology provides students with many more opportunities to earn the professional skills they desire. They will gain transferable and lifelong abilities in practical knowledge through a blend of academic rigour and career-related real-world study.
The adaptability, inventiveness, and commitment of both teachers and students were emphasised during last year's lockdown, and we must continue to encourage the innovative approaches of learning and teaching that have emerged during this time. Rather than worrying lost learning, parents, schools, and the government should consider the community's resilience and support significant transformations that give learners and educators more control.
We can create a world where every student, regardless of their circumstances, can benefit from an education that empowers them to make the world a better place.