Trends and innovation in teaching and learning

Trends shaping education, OECD CERI 2013

What does it mean for education that our societies are increasingly diverse? How is global economic power shifting towards new countries? In what ways are working patterns changing? Trends Shaping Education 2013 brings together international evidence to address questions like these. See also ‘Spotlight' articles on key trends:

Infinite Connections: Education plays a key role in ensuring that everyone can reap the benefits of our technology-rich world, as well as help mitigate some of the risks

Modern Families: The nuclear family – mother and father, married with children – is becoming less common. The number of reconstituted and single-parent households is rising, families are becoming smaller and individuals are deciding to have children later in life, or not at all.

Gender Equality: Education plays an important role in ensuring that women and men have the same opportunities in their personal and professional lives, through formal schooling, shaping attitudes and transforming behaviours. Yet old stereotypes die hard, and gender still plays a role in a number of ways. Also read the Blog

 

Stories of Ed Tech Innovation, US Office of Educational Technology: snapshots of initiatives for 1:1 computing, personalisation, accessibility etc.

 

The Future Classroom: a series of short videos arising from European Schoolnet projects around the future classroom concept, e.g. smartphones, assessment, robots, cloud learning; there is also a searchable directory of resources, including 24 future classroom scenarios

 

 Teachers' top professional development need is teaching students with special needs, followed by the use of ICT.

Young people increasingly go online in their bedrooms and more and more have a Facebook profile.

  • 50% of EU 9-16 year-olds use the internet in their bedrooms every day. 53% of 11-13 year-olds have a Facebook profile. June 2014.
  • Source: Current trends: young people online, presentation by Sonia Livingstone (www.eukidsonline.net)

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