Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has recently published a report on the future of learning as a result of is Imagining Canada’s Future initiative. According to their research, the new trends for learning are training for versatility and contributing to non linear issues. The report argues that:
- traditional teaching and learning are challenged in a technology-mediated environment
- new techs can increase the access to and flexibility of learning while also bridging the gap bteween knowledge and community
- teaching training, tools, flexibility and incentives support educators in these new approaches
- applying a diversity lens to teaching is integral to achieving successful learning outcomes
- a better understanding is needed on what constitutes “culturally relevant” programming and delivery methods.
- more research on experiential learning is needed to develop better pedagogical, curricular and educational policy.
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