The interconnected world - what does it mean for education?
28 Mar 2011
In his book 'The World is Flat', Thomas Friedman described how we live and work today in an interconnected world. So what does that mean for schools, colleges and universities?
Should our curricula be changed to ensure we are really preparing young people for the realities of a world where they may study abroad, work for transnational companies, connect online with colleagues and friends in different continents, and where they will need to be citizens of the world?
It could mean changes to school systems and assessment arrangements as well as a shift in what is taught and learnt and to learning styles.
For Cambridge University's assessment agency, Cambridge Assessment, I recently presented a video on what the interconnected world means for education. We spoke to experts from three different continents.
You can view the 12 minute long video here: www.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/ca/Viewpoints/Viewpoint