When everything around us is changing, it is justified to expect our education system and school classrooms will also require to change. A few years ago, the definition of education was associated with a closed classroom of brick and mortar, teachers in front of blackboards and chalks and books. However, as we are progressing and becoming a part of the global world which is consuming technology on a huge scale, the face of education is also evolving. With these changes, there are a number of things which will vanish from our classrooms.
1. Lesson delivery: Teachers standing in front
of a class, to deliver a lesson expecting all students will be grasping the
same thing with the same intellect, will diminish rapidly. The understanding
and grasping power of each student differs and top schools are going to address
this with the help of tools and technologies to impart personalised learning
based on every student’s learning capacity.
time-tables: The traditional
time tables which
used to be
all about subject
or textbook curriculum teaching is also going to evolve. In the modern
era, we need students to develop beyond textbook knowledge. Hence, schools are
going to provide a window for classes where students express themselves and
learn more about themselves and the world around them in various ways and
timetables. These could be in open and flexible classes and timings, where
students pursue their area of interest.
3. Mode of assessments
and examinations: With technology creeping into the education industry,
Changes in the way of conducting and assessing tests will also occur.
Teachers can now employ artificial intelligence in order to prepare and assess
assignments. This will save teachers valuable time to
focus more on
providing personalised feedback
and monitoring students
4. Traditional textbooks: The concept of
school bags is also going to transform with time. There has always been a
debate around the burden of school bags and their weights on children’s
physical development. However, as we are incorporating technology in our
education system, the concept of
physical textbooks and
notebooks will be
replaced with e-books
or web resources easily
accessible via mobile devices.
concept-based learning: Almost all top schools are realising that education is
More about rote learning and mugging up information. They are
understanding how important it is to make students understand the concepts
rather than feeding them with information and facts. Consequently, the future
education system is going to be immensely based on conceptual learning.
6. Traditional libraries: Libraries that used
to be all books and tables and huge dusty book shelves are going to become
obsolete. The modern library will become a place where both students and
teachers can come and relax, read while accessing gadgets and devices, edit
videos, print in 3D and also become a place of discussion between students and
Schools banning gadgets and wifi: We all have studied in schools which have been kept isolated of the internet, mobile phones and gadgets. However, future schools are not going to follow the same age-old rules. The students will no longer be reprimanded for carrying mobile phones to schools. Students will be taught academic honesty and internet safety and responsibility and will be invited to also create content online.
By; Harshita Mann, Director, Lancers International School