The changing trends in education sector
13th October 2018, 03:39 Hrs
Technology is advancing by the day, this advancement will cause a whole lot of changes in the way very sector works. The education sector will be no different. There are various emerging trends in our industry too; here are a few important trends that are worth looking at:
Personalised learning: Each child is unique and they have different interests and learning styles and focusing on them will help hone their talent and make them strong individuals. Hence schools should start shifting their focus towards personalising education for each child.
Integrated Learning: Subjects cannot be taught in isolation any more. Schools need to move the focus to integrating subjects. For E.g. While teaching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in English language children can be taught math, business etc. Teachers need to get innovative with their teaching methods.
Making Education Interactive: Teaching young brains is an art, children retain more when learning is fun and stress free. A crucial element in learning is that children should not be told that their way of thinking is wrong; instead encourage them to build on insights in a positive way.
Adapting to new technological advancements: Virtual Reality immerses the user in a virtual or imaginary environment. Immersive educational environments are already being used to provide learners with a life-like experience in subjects as diverse as history and chemistry. Thus enhancing the virtual learning experience, right from learning Shakespeare or the French revolution in what our classrooms need.
Gamification in Learning is another technological advancement to look out for. Children learn various concepts with the help of games. Instead of traditional rote learning, using video games and incorporating other game elements in education can motivate students to understand better and do well in their exams. As opposed to the traditional classroom learning set up, gamification cuts down boredom and increases their attention span.
Remote Proctored Assessments: With the advancements in technology, today remote classrooms and assessments is another space to explore. Students can sit in India and attend a class in a university or school in United States.
Franchising in the Education Sector: Quality education is the need of the hour. We need to take schools far and wide in the country or across borders to increase our literacy levels and Franchising is one alternative to achieve that. Private players are now stepping into this space to multiply opportunities for growth.
With all the trends mentioned above it can be established that the education sector will go through a complete overhaul in the near future and schools have already started incorporating the above trends and preparing for the future.
(The writer is an entrepreneur and founder of Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd)
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