Essay On Education In 21st Century

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Change is occurring in society at a rapid speed. Change may be described as the adoption of an innovation (Carlopio 1998), where the ultimate goal is to improve outcomes through an alteration of practices. The above saying can truly be applied on the modern education system. The society in the twenty first century is increasingly diverse, globalized, and complex and media-saturated. In today’s world of technology, the olden education system with its teacher-centered approach, passive learning, time based, textbook driven, fragmented curriculum, low expectations from the learner does not seem to cater to the learning needs of twenty first century students. Learning is more collaborative and in partnership with the teachers and the students than the traditional way with the teacher as the primary decision maker for the students. The following essay will ponder on the changes in the 21st century teaching and learning. Further, the essay will discuss the key factors that are driving change in education in the form of organisation’s internal factors (people, systems, structures and conditions inside the organization), globalisation, institutional constraints, technological innovations, hyper competition, advancement in education and social changes. Lastly, there will the discussion on how these…show more content…
In order to understand the term fully, it’s important to learn what does 21st century education mean? The industrial age has been passed and it’s the beginning of a new era, which is called 21st century. The open and collaborative way to educate children has taken over the olden traditional classroom way. The new education system has widely been used to cater to the needs of the new era. As a result, the teaching and learning in the 21st century is also different from the olden 19th and 20th century teaching and learning with its emphasis on the learner’s needs according to the changing
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