Looking globally: the future of education
Looking globally: the future of education

This free course is available to start right now. Review the full course description and key learning outcomes and create an account and enrol if you want a free statement of participation.

Free course

Looking globally: the future of education

Week 5 aims and activities

In Week 5 you will:

  • reflect on the implications of global technological drivers for the possible purposes of education.

Activities should facilitate understanding of:

  • potential ways in which technologies might impact on society and thus on the purposes of education
  • automation as a key theme related to technological developments.

Week 5 activity planner

Activity Details Time
1 Watch the seven-minute ‘Did you know’ video and consider the reflection points. 45 minutes
2 Watch the first couple of minutes of the video Humans need not apply and consider the reflection points. 30 minutes
3 Listen to the first five minutes of the BBC radio programme The Public Philosopher. Then find a relevant image to share on OpenStudio. 60 minutes
4 Read the blog post Creativity vs robots and consider the reflection points for both those providing and receiving education. 45 minutes
5 Consider some reflection points about what life would be like without the need for employment. 15 minutes
6 Construct a 200 word summary of your notes, then share it on the course forum. Read others’ contributions also. 45 minutes
Quiz Answer ten questions. This will form part of the assessment for the badge. 20 minutes

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has over 40 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus