As a collective species, humans have an inbuilt survival instinct to continuously try and outgrow their past accomplishments. Each passing decade introduces numerous trends that change how we follow and perceive our routine. Technology is the primary factor that drives the future of humans. In the last two decades, the technological growth and the popularization of the internet have caused our society to become utterly dependent on them.
From finding the meaning of a word to finding the nearest grocery shop, we can’t help but Google it! Technology has undergone countless changes over the years making it a beneficial asset for various sectors in society. Advances in technology improve and simplify the way of our life. It also improves the workflow of the industrial sectors.
The world of education continues to evolve and transform with the advancement of technology.
The pandemic had a tremendous impact on education across nations, leading to numerous growing trends in the learning space. Let’s check out the evolving trends in the field of education.
The Evolving Trends in Education
As technology changes everything on its way up, the education sector must remain abreast of the latest technological, pedagogical changes and key factors that affect learning in the classroom. It has become imperative for educators to properly engage their students.
Most importantly, the approach that people used to take towards education has changed. To create an interactive and practical learning experience, the education sector has adapted several new trends that stand beneficial for the ever-growing students. Here are the evolving trends in the education sector:
Children have their own unique way of looking at the world. Focusing on their capabilities with individual learning styles helps hone their talent and makes them strong individuals. Hence, schools have started shifting their focus towards personalizing education for each child. Institutions are going the extra mile to ensure industry-best student-teacher ratios to enhance personalized learning.
Franchising in the Education Sector
Institutions that have a strong foundation have realized the need to take quality education far and wide in the country to increase our literacy levels. Private players in the field of education are now stepping into this space to multiply opportunities for growth through franchising.
In the past generations, most educators mistook education as a process of memorizing topics instead of thoroughly understanding the concepts. It was noticed the child only retains the information only till the examination lasts which is not the goal of education.
However, when various subjects are integrated to teach certain concepts, the child understands and retains the information for a longer duration.
Flipped classrooms are a unique concept that students are introduced to the content at home and practice working through it at school. This is facilitated through resource links, pre-recorded videos, YouTube videos about the subject/topics are shared with students as pre-reads.
The practice or the actual work on the subject happens in the classroom through discussions and assignments. Taking learning outside of the traditional classroom setup always helps
Adapting to New Technological Advancements
Virtual Reality immerses the user in a virtual or imaginary environment. Immersive educational environments are already being used to provide learners with a life-like experience in subjects as diverse as history and chemistry.
Students could visit a museum or a zoo through VR while sitting in class. They can also learn about geography and view different landscapes without actually stepping outdoors.
Children can now learn various concepts with the help of games. Instead of traditional rote learning, using video games and incorporating other game elements in education can motivate students to understand better and do well in their exams.
Students can now do courses from their desired university whether in India or abroad. Technology has helped to bring classrooms to our living rooms. Thereby giving all students an equal opportunity to learn and grow in their careers.
Over time, the education sector will take bigger strides towards individualized learning. Enhancing the learning outcomes for children is the end objective and institutions must continue to find new ways to customize the learning experience for each child. Technology and innovative teaching methodologies will play a big role in this continued shift. As the instrument we use to advance, our approach towards education will evolve into a more innovation-driven process!
At Great Principals, we hope to bring about a necessary change in the ways of Indian Education. Each new generation is far more capable than the last, and we owe it to evolution. But as humans evolve, we are required to transcend from our old ways and look at things from a different perspective, one that shapes the untapped minds of the children for the ever-growing world.
We are here to capture the journeys of marvelous School Leaders and Principals through an interactive talk show. We hope to inspire the parents who are the true changemakers in a child’s growing life. Our goal is to bring about a much-needed change in the way we educate our kids. Feel free to check out our episodes on YouTube www.youtube.com/c/GreatPrincipals.