‘Sustainable Knowledge’ Is Topic At Large Event

Our schools are leaving too many children behind and are failing to teach skills that are relevant for the future, according to Charles Leadbeater, acknowledged United Kingdom education and innovation strategist. “In a world of information and misinformation on the Web, we need people to learn how to search, question and think rather than copy and memorize,” he argues. As a result, school curricula will soon become obsolete.

At the largest global e-learning conference, Online Educa Berlin (Germany), Dec. 1-3, Leadbeater will examine the learning strategies that may be needed to change our approach towards a sustainable knowledge society. The management thinker and author is an advocate of radical transformation in education systems. His most recent work includes a study into education innovation in slums and other deprived places.

One of the lessons learned from education in poor countries is that learning must either be enjoyable, or it must pay-off quickly: “Practical forms of learning which lead to problems being solved or money being earned or products being made is vital,” Leadbeater says. Digital technologies can boost education mainly because they enable peer-to-peer learning.

Further information on the conference can be found at www.online-educa.com

Our schools are leaving too many children behind and are failing to teach skills that are relevant for the future, according to Charles Leadbeater, acknowledged United Kingdom education and innovation strategist. “In a world of information and misinformation on the Web, we need people to learn how to search, question and think rather than copy and memorize,” he argues. As a result, school curricula will soon become obsolete.

At the largest global e-learning conference, Online Educa Berlin (Germany), Dec. 1-3, Leadbeater will examine the learning strategies that may be needed to change our approach towards a sustainable knowledge society. The management thinker and author is an advocate of radical transformation in education systems. His most recent work includes a study into education innovation in slums and other deprived places.

One of the lessons learned from education in poor countries is that learning must either be enjoyable, or it must pay-off quickly: “Practical forms of learning which lead to problems being solved or money being earned or products being made is vital,” Leadbeater says. Digital technologies can boost education mainly because they enable peer-to-peer learning.

Further information on the conference can be found at www.online-educa.com

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