In the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Staff of 2030: Future-Ready Teaching report Esther Wojcicki advocates “20% time” to introduce self-directed learning into the schedule:
“This should be “innovation or ‘moon-shot’ time where students are given freedom to come up with their own idea of what they want to do, what they want to study, and how they want to do it. This can excite and empower teachers and reinvigorate their interest in the rest of their instruction.”Esther Wojcicki, founder of the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Programme and an influential voice in education policy.
Educators around the world are trying to modernise schooling to better prepare young people for the 21st century. Personalised and self-directed learning, social and emotional skills, and “issuesbased” learning that explores linkages between subjects are just a few of the ways that progressive educators are working to equip young people for contemporary realities.
Staff of 2030: Future-ready teaching is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by Microsoft. It explores how teaching is set to change by 2030, drawing on a survey of early-career and student teachers in primary and secondary schools, an expert interview panel and an academic literature review. Covering curriculum reform, teaching practices, technology and the workplace environment, the survey reached 1,034 early-career (500) and student (534) teachers across ten countries.