Category Archives: Education and Learning

seismic shifts in education — coming!

In what ways will the confluence of internet-based education, spiraling costs of college education, and the demise of the “profession for life” for college graduates, impact college education, the traditional college campus, student life (including dating), faculty tenure, and university … Continue reading

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What shaped educational institutions in YOUR part of the world?

(for non-US readers) Have factors similar to those described in Hagberg’s article driven the development of educational institutions in your part of the world? Now, time travel to the year 2018 and describe education – and learning – in your … Continue reading

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the future of the baccalaureate degree

What are the implications of the baccalaureate degree becoming ever more commonplace – an increasingly educated populace or a cheapening of the degree – and with what implications to consumer and voter behavior?

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bye-bye lecture hall?

Will a new understanding of the brain, for example, from neuroscience, lead to new modes of education beyond the lecture and class discussion approaches? What are the implications for people with “learning challenges”?

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education — differences among nations

What major differences will exist in education among various nations in 2018?

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education — decentralized, or not?

Do you agree that the overall trend in education will be toward more decentralization, and if so, in which countries?

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education — individualized, or one-size-fits-all?

What is the future of education for gifted students? Challenged students? Will education of the future be more individualized, helping each student build on his/her strengths? Or, will it be more monolithic, with fewer “opportunities to excel” and the resulting … Continue reading

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home schooling — the wave of the future?

According to Baker and LeTendre, the popularity of home schooling is rising. Will home schooling be even more popular ten years from now? And, are there any long-term changes in family life as we now know it that will impact … Continue reading

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2018 — what subjects will be taught?

Considering all of the trends that are impacting education – for example, the knowledge explosion and its possible impact on knowledge workers, the advent of new fields of study and knowledge, and the demise of at least some “careers for … Continue reading

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education — for the world that was?

Arnaldi’s article cites Richard Slaughter‟s observation that school systems “… are still „quintessentially‟ industrial era organisations.” Other authors have observed that education prepares people for the world that is now and/or the world that was, not for the world that will … Continue reading

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