Previously there were many changes in the education industry. Everybody looked for new solutions and applied non-standard methods and techniques. Climate change, declining birth rates, the transformation of the family, the widespread penetration of new technologies, civic awareness, and activism growth. These tendencies influence the world. Global preferences are increasing, including an understanding of the importance of humanism, humanism quality, and the well-being of society. And education is no exception.
It accepts the revolutionary challenges of our time and does not stay aside. The phrase 'to be in trend' means to keep up with the times, i.e., stay up to date with the latest news on a particular topic.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has made adjustments to the economy and has affected almost all areas of society. With its advent, the communicative sphere has weakened, and there is an urgent need to modernize traditionally and find new methods of transmission and assimilation of information.
So what are schooling tendencies for the 2022 year?
Digitalization demands the need to develop new approaches to didactics, restructuring the ways of thinking of teachers and children and their parents, and enhancing material support through digital education. It has become clear that hybrid learning in higher education institutions will give the best results.
The environment is the kind of schooling that allows us to adjust the system of success or the system of balance between professional and individual, thanks to which comes the awareness of the role of one's learning experiences in forming one's personality. Interactive studying has become an important tool in educational institutions. Smartboards, multimedia screens, tablets, and e-books help increase the speed of teens' perception of information. Interactive technologies have added a visual and kinesthetic channel of information perception to the studying process.
The learners' community has experience with such technologies. So they order interactive panels and tablets. That allows blurring the line between school and everyday life and perceiving information naturally, without imposing.
Digitalization has prompted another trend - prioritization. It allows you to determine the importance and priority of tasks. Today, teachers, children, and parents receive a lot of information, including helpful content, and we need to understand somehow what is essential and what can be ignored. Once this is clear, prioritization results must be consolidated or documented: prioritized or endowed with unique properties. It is here that the skills of analysis that are developed gradually come in handy.
For education, the main idea of prioritization is a dosed, small portion of material. There are thousands of different online courses on social networks in the format of video lessons of 4-8 minutes. Microlearning gives the teacher freedom of choice and opportunities to individualize methods and interactive techniques.
These can be short quizzes, videos, mini-games, infographics, and animations because it always helps to memorize any information without any problems. 'More valuable employees will not be those who know a lot in the future. Still, those who have mobility can quickly reorient themselves to new conditions, have the skills to acquire knowledge throughout life, and make non-standard decisions.' says Elijah Schmaltz who also works at PapersOwl as a successful writer covering higher education issues. So prioritization is an essential part of a triumphant work career.
With the expansion of distance studying, the trend is to visualize information based on combining textual commentary with images. You can imagine everything: any theory, process, research, historical event, data, instruction, report, and more.
Infographics, video scribing, comics, and intelligence cards are widely used in every university, college, and even at most schools. It is critical to comply with the three main requirements - simplicity, clarity, and harmony. So it's a fantastic offering for children to reach goals in the education sector.
4. Immersive Studying
Immersive studying offers the use of virtual, augmented reality technologies and resources. This format creates a virtual environment close to real life and allows you to train specifically and purposefully. It's like blurring the line between theory and practice.
As a result, the right skills are learned faster and better. It will help young people quickly master even very complex topics without problems focusing on the studying process to understand how to apply the acquired knowledge in practice. So learning outcomes will be excellent.
5. Artificial Intelligence
It is the most popular but not traditional international trend. Artificial intelligence will contribute to the personalization of the studying process, creating individual trajectories and assessing students' competencies. It'll make the learning process interactive and secure. However, do not worry that artificial intelligence will soon replace teachers. If this happens, then in many years.
Of course, every new technology is impressive, but they play a supporting role. Because education leaders from all over the world and every college create a culture that motivates and charges students, teachers will remain, but their position and teaching function will change.
The trend toward a STEAM approach to higher ed is gaining momentum. Recently we saw even more classes equipped for STEAM computer science or biology, a request for teachers who teach and integrate the approach into the program, and a recommendation from students who wanted to learn to be ready for the future.
The essence of STEAM is an approach to learning that allows you to prepare children for future professions. So every student will take a maximum from higher ed.
It's not all modern tendencies. You can't predict what will happen tomorrow, so people introduce something new to studying every year. Society is evolving at a breakneck pace. The world is changing, and citizens must be able to mobilize their forces and capabilities to not be on the outskirts of events. Especially teachers with their students. And remember that something new is always a development, even if you will meet difficulties.