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The Future of Education- A Global Perspective

Hosted by the Consul of the Chicago Arts and Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Mon 08 Feb 12:00 - 13:30

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We will together discuss the future of education in terms of curriculum, instruction and evaluation. The pandemic has reshaped the educational landscape, shifting — and in some cases outright derailing it! How has the pandemic changed what and how we teach and assess students and how will this impact the future of education on both the classroom and institutional level? What will 21st century education look like?
Before the pandemic, there was a growing call for a shift away from the industrial model of public education, where students in rows of desks are lead by an instructor, to one where they are spaced out in a flexible environment comparable to modern open offices while their teacher serves as more of a guide to facilitate their learning than a preacher of knowledge.
Perhaps, the pandemic has had a silver lining of further requiring schools to reconsider classroom design and instructional models - the "when," "where" and "how" of learning. Will these lessons drive the formation of the next iteration of education?

Laia Polls, a transdisciplinary educator, researcher (and performing artist) who is currently teaching at both the secondary and university level as well as training teachers at the elementary level will provide a perspective from Spain. I will provide some background on current issues facing the US education system.

If you are an educator, a student, a parent or simply someone interested in this topic, please join our discussion.

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