The way we learn is changing. Where we learn is expanding. When we learn is becoming more customized. In order to keep up, education has to adjust.

Planning for the Future of Teaching and Learning

The way we learn is changing. Where we learn is expanding. When we learn is becoming more customized. In order to keep up, education has to adjust. That’s the focus of a new article by Katherine Prince, Senior Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, in SEEN Magazine.

Look to the year 2026, Katherine suggests, and imagine ways that the world and education has changed. It’s hard to predict specifics about what the future of learning holds, but Katherine and Jason Swanson, Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, have been following trends in education and presenting information to guide our exploration of the future.

In the SEEN Magazine article, Katherine shares eight future educator roles, which include a Micro-Credentials Analyst, Social Innovation Portfolio Director and Learning Pathway Designer. While at first glance, some of the learning roles presented in this article and in a paper published by the Strategic Foresight team at KnowledgeWorks might seem isolated to explorations of the future, Katherine shares examples of these types of educator roles that already exist.

Understanding what the future of learning means for educators, as well as students, is important as we plan ahead. When we think about cultivating a pipelines of talented educator professionals, we need to think outside of just what exists now and also focus on what we’ll need ten and twenty years from now.

Read Katherine’s article in Seen Magazine and learn more about the future of teaching and learning.

Kate Westrich

Written by: Kate Westrich

Kate Westrich manages digital marketing for KnowledgeWorks, tweeting for @KnowledgeWorks and @EdPersonalized, and posting at KnowledgeWorks' Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest pages.

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