How the Classroom of Today Shapes the Future
- July 7, 2017
- Posted by: Yorktown Education Team
- Category: Yorktown Education Results
As the world becomes more globally-centric, the demographics of leadership, business, education, government and communities will look differently than the past. Technology will continue to change how we work together, creating more multinational teams working together to bring about change and achieve solutions to issues that affect everyone.
Coworkers and collaborators will work together across even more geographic regions, sharing different cultures, experiences and histories. In short, the world will share a more global citizenship in the future.
Preparing children for the future means that their education must be comprehensive on many levels to be ready for what lies ahead. Critical thinking skills and an understanding of cultural diversity are high on the list among others.
Successful problem-solving requires being able to contemplate many different perspectives. Being able to navigate change and decipher ambiguity is also important. Education in the classroom must impart an openly-discussed, objective understanding of major global issues.
The classroom should prepare children to not just succeed, but to thrive responsibly in a global universe. Yorktown Education is a vanguard in preparing students for success through concepts such as these:
Real-world scenarios help students to think deeply and more creatively about parallels in their own lives, outlining how they can contribute, make critical decisions and affect better outcomes.
Empowering students in the classroom to engage challenges rather than step back from them creates stronger leadership skills. It also helps them realize that even the smallest action can have impact and make a positive difference.
Building empathetic thinking as a classroom exercise helps students have a better understanding of issues and perspectives that are different or even controversial from their own.
Technology in the classroom gives students an enhanced access to ideas and perspectives on a wider scale. It helps them to guide their own learning and lets them look deeper into what interests them. Technology resources offer both challenge and support to students.
Encouraging students to take time to reflect on their work, whether in groups or alone helps them apply what they learn in the classroom to both current and future scenarios in the real world.
What students take with them from the classroom today can be the building blocks for a brighter, more harmonious future guided by diverse, global leaders who understand the value of working together.