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Looking (further) back to (really) see the FUTURE!

…active, discovery-based exploration and student creation will have replaced the “passive classroom model”

…”seat and time-based credentials” will be a thing of the past and we will have shifted to an “achievement-based model”

…employers will not care about “GPA” and focus instead on what learners have “done”

…all teachers will have become “mentors” or “coaches” (will the word “lecturer” have been removed from the dictionary, acaba)

…teachers will no longer “work alone” but work as “collaborative teams” – and use practices that promote recognition and greater prestige across the profession

…falling hardware and internet costs will mean we have literacy levels approaching 99%All of these would indeed be “great” (especially that last one…and the one just before that, too). The problem is that, on the whole, haven’t we been saying these things for YEARS? Over the year (in this blog), I have done a few of these “futurist” posts and I have been guilty of doing  the exact same thing that Sal is doing (though not on YouTube). For example, I did a post on “what's IN - what’s OUT” in education (and ELT) – and said a few things:

On CLASSROOM PRACTICE:

On ASSESSMENT (for LEARNing):

On (real) LEADERSHIP in education:

On PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:


On INNOVATION and EFFECTIVENESS:

Happy NEW YEAR – and remember KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT!

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