Giving Compass' Take:

• Katherine Prince calls on education leaders, innovators, and influencers to create and pursue strong visions for the future of learning in this article from Getting Smart. 

• What are the benefits of cultivating a sense of deeper learning from students? How can this help them in the future with college and career readiness programs? 

• Here's how different learning styles can foster agency in students. 

The next decade promises to deepen the impacts that smart machines and the code that powers them have already begun to have on human activities and relationships. Social, economic, and environmental changes will interact with technological developments to place increasing strain on our institutions and on our ways of approaching education. At the same time, external developments could also release some current logjams, opening new possibilities for teaching and learning.

In face of this tension, education leaders, influencers, and innovators have the opportunity to envision and pursue new ways of supporting the healthy development of young people, effective lifelong learning, and community vitality. They also have the imperative to do so.

Today, too many kids are falling through the cracks or languishing in learning deserts. As everyday life changes dramatically over the next decade, the equity gap could widen, leaving too many learners unprepared and undermining learners’ agency. But if education stakeholders take hold of emerging trends, they could cultivate their institutions to be tomorrow’s innovators, preparing their learning communities to thrive in a world of acceleration, complexity, and uncertainty.

Read the full article about the future of learning by Katherine Prince at Getting Smart.