June 2020

A CHALLENGE FROM MICHAEL FULLAN AND JOANNE QUINN

Remote to Hybrid Learning
A POSITION PAPER ON A PARADIGM SHIFT FOR EDUCATION

Education Reimagined:

The Future of Learning

https://edudownloads.azureedge.net/msdownloads/Microsoft-EducationReimagined-Paper.pdf

 

This paper, created in collaboration with global visionaries from New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, explores the now, the near, and the next in the changing landscape of education. In this article they state:

The challenges highlighted during the COVOD-19 disruption should not come as a surprise. Over the last decade, student engagement has plummeted.1 Students’ sense of hope has declined.2 Almost one in every five students does not reach a basic minimum level of skills to function in today’s society. Moreover, many school systems have not maintained pace with technological advances; schools have not provided widespread access to digital tools. When the pandemic hit, 1 in 5 students did not have access to the internet or a device to support them in lockdown.3 This disruption revealed systems that were seriously unprepared to support all learners. To put it plainly: it’s time to situate education as an instrument of individual and societal good.

How will we choose to respond? Will we patch together a reaction, or use this opportunity to transform the system itself? The question becomes, what will be more appealing – reverting to the status quo or using the opportunity to help students become knowledgeable and skilled change makers through deeper learning? We argue that the solutions lie before us. We have the opportunity to creatively manage the immediate issues while building a bridge to a reimagined education system.

 

How will we choose to respond? Will we patch together a reaction, or use this opportunity to transform the system itself? The question becomes, what will be more appealing – reverting to the status quo or using the opportunity to help students become knowledgeable and skilled change makers through deeper learning? We argue that the solutions lie before us. We have the opportunity to creatively manage the immediate issues while building a bridge to a reimagined education system.

This paper provides a springboard for both broad and deep discussion.

 

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