Tag Archives: future of learning

Digital Learning 2025

The following Reflection from the Future is a provocation for equity of access to digital technologies for our rangatahi, our young people. It is intended as a thought piece to create a conversation, not as a blueprint for the future. It’s important to be thinking about this now though, as schools step forward to onsite learning once more. There is an opportunity right now to think differently. It requires us all to work together. What happens in 2025 depends on what we do now. 

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Reflections on The Future is Now

Like many, I have been wondering what the future might hold. I am inundated with ideas, resources and online meetings and with this comes the need to sensemake. I like to sit back and draw on some of the credible sources of information and then synthesise by writing and connecting ideas. This post is my synthesis of a recent discussion paper, The Future is Now: Implications of COVID-19 for New Zealand released in April 2020 by Koi Tū. In this article, written by Sir Peter Gluckman and Dr Anne Bardsley, there were some key themes that stood out for me.

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Future of Learning 2019 Reflections

The Future of Learning conference 2019 is now over but the real work is yet to begin. At the end of the conference I challenged people to #acceptthenudge and to take action. After attending a conference it is important to percolate ideas, to follow up with new relationships and to dig more deeply into  areas of particular interest. If we all make one small positive change we can gain collective momentum. So here are some of the links to my conference notes and presentations. I hope they jog you into action…

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Good school? It’s complex…

Success in School

I made the mistake of reading the 2019 Metro article on the ‘Best Schools in Auckland’ while in transit. You know, something to read on the flight home… By the time my flight landed, I was completely exhausted and perplexed. I was left wondering why these sorts of articles are still being written. Isn’t it time we were more challenging in our thinking? Hasn’t this type of article had its day?

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Future of Learning Conference

When colleague Hamish Duff and I conceived a series of Future of Learning events we had no idea of the ripple effect that would be created. We set out to explore the impact of exponential technologies on learning in its widest sense. We wanted to move beyond the technohype of robots stealing jobs; to support a diverse group of people to understand more about some of the changes we can expect; and to work with self selected individuals who wanted to take action by way of group projects.

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