What will Education look like in 2030? Following our first round of global events sharing 5 Scenarios for Education in 2030, we uncovered more insights this week on how the world is thinking about the future of Education at JMDEdu’s GET Summer Conference in Beijing.
We now have more than 500 votes from China and after this week, a much more diverse sample representing the entire ecosystem. The latest China votes for “Preferred Scenario” by role is summarised below.
Held in the Chinese school vacation time, JMDEdu’s GET Summer Conference attracts school leaders, teachers, education department officials and education innovators, providing an opportunity for discussion and update about the key issues and innovations in the Chinese school system.
China’s Education Ministry has required governments at all levels to spend a minimum of 8% of their funding on the digitalization of education. 87% of primary and middle schools in mainland China had access to the internet by 2016, according to the ministry so innovation and technology are high on everyone’s agenda.
The focus of discussion this week at the GET Summer Conference was new innovations in STEM and STEAM education, particularly active and authentic learning strategies and the integration of technology into the classroom. The audience heard from leaders of new school models, who discussed the importance of well-designed and technology rich physical learning environments for engagement better outcomes.
Deep integration of technology in the design and delivery of learning experiences at school was a key point made by speakers, who emphasised the relevance to workplaces and jobs of the future”.
Our first round voting from China was a smaller sample than this week’s voting and represented a strong preference towards Robo Revolution followed by Global Giants and Peer to Peer.
The updated China preferences now suggest a more balanced distribution between those three scenarios and the role preferences are revealing some interesting patterns that we will also now focus on across other regions of the world.
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Of the 5 Scenarios for Education in 2030, Education-as-Usual is least preferred but most likely according to 5000+ educators, entrepreneurs, leaders and investors from 30+ countries who have contributed to the Education in 2030 Project.