The next generation will need skills that may be distinctly different to those we can easily imagine today. Education will have to enable young people to be flexible, to quickly and efficiently learn what they need to know, to dismiss fake facts, to think critically and to offer creative solutions for problems that no-one has yet considered.
Is education fit for the future in your context? What do you think the purpose of education should be? How should it respond to global drivers of change?
In this free course you'll reflect on possible purposes for education. You'll then look to the future to think about what educationalists can do to fit the young people they work with to meet the challenges of the future.
This course is designed for those with an interest in education or experience as an educator. It will also form part of a new Open University Masters module to be launched in 2018.
The free course Looking globally: the future of education is now running for an initial 10-week run until 17 January 2018.