Future of learning: Understanding and emphasising the future learners
Farhan Ali. (2022). Future of learning: Understanding and emphasising the future learners. OER Knowledge Bites, 17, 21.
There is much interest in envisioning how future of learning will be. This discourse, what some have called futurizing, has emphasised various aspects of 21st century competencies, emerging technologies, and innovative pedagogies with focus on key stakeholders such as teachers, schools, and governments. While these aspects of futurising about learning are important, my presentation argued for the understanding of learners, how they likely will navigate learning, what their aspirations and limitations are, and what and how they want the future to be. These considerations are important as they impact future technological designs, highlight potential tensions, and ground the possibilities of what kind of futures are realizable and what are fictional.
National Institute of Education (Singapore)
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