The Future of Learning in Australia
The current education system hasn’t displayed many significant changes until technology was introduced. Technology has challenged the way we view the current way of learning. Face-to-face learning in a classroom being the traditional way, which has been forced to change during these unprecedented times. Trialling our dependency on technology to achieve positive results in an alternate environment. Online Learning has been proven to be just as effective, if not, more so. With the broader range of apps and websites available, users have an unlimited access to resources to achieve the same results we would in a classroom situation.
Below we discuss the different elements of change and the advantages they will have going forward towards the future of learning in Australia.
A World Dependent on Technology
The interest in hybrid approaches that combine in-class and online activities is increasing, especially within the past year. In the next couple of decades, it is expected that students will receive a more one-on-one approach from teachers virtually learning rather than attending school in person. This is an entirely likely approach due to the convenience and flexibility it provides for students and parents both. COVID-19 has highlighted this effectiveness by managing schooling without the option of being able to attend schools full time.
Technology and wireless internet are the fastest developing resources that we can use to our advantage, moving with the times and staying connected is a priority. We have the privilege of connecting via social media, online communities, video chats, messenger chats, zoom calls and more. As technology develops, students need to develop their learning along with it. It’s not a question of ‘if students might use it’ but more likely a requirement towards any future career pathway, from teaching primary students to software development.
It is a well known fact that we thrive better under certain situations whether we handle learning better under pressure or no pressure at all. The same is true for the space in which we are studying information. So it makes sense to achieve better outcomes from students, there should also be some sort of focus on creating optimal surroundings. That’s exactly what David Thornburg aligns with, the movement away from textbook learning in traditional lecture halls or classrooms. Instead focusing on engaging students through an immersive student focused setting. This allows students to engage with technology and utilise devices effectively to enhance their chances at a future career.
Integration of Wellness
There is a belief that there will be a continuation for wellness for all people from students to employees. Wellness programs can help engage students in classrooms and engage employees in their place of work, as said in our previous blog, ‘Ways to Increase Employee Engagement with Corporate Wellness Programs’. Nowadays people are branching out to cater for the wellbeing of all individuals in any workplace, so in the future of learning, the belief is, that wellness will interrelate throughout each of these concepts. Implementation of optimal work and learning spaces all whilst increasing students knowledge throughout the growth of technology. The future of learning incorporates the implementation wellness programs, a core objective behind our iNSPIRE Sport app.