Category: Interview 21st century skills Education systems Education technology

“I am worried about how we educate kids for a future we don’t know about”

Interview 21st century skills Education systems Education technology

Children’s book author and illustrator Linda Liukas explains why encouraging children to be scientists, artists and dreamers, tinkerers and creators is an investment in the future of society. Caroline Smrstik Gentner: Children today didn’t know a world without computers, while those teaching them still remember life before the internet. Does this create a disconnect in…

“We built and realized the vocational school of the future”

Interview 21st century skills Education systems Education technology

Learning for the 21st century extends just as well to vocational schooling. Specialist teacher Denise Merz tells how she and her colleagues redesigned everything around their teaching, even the school building. Caroline Smrstik Gentner: When you set out to re-design the teaching program at the Bildungszentrum Limmattal, a regional center for vocational education in Switzerland,…

“How can we be lifelong learners if learning happens only at school?”

Interview 21st century skills Education systems Education technology

Lasse Leponiemi, Head of Operations and Partner at HundrED.org, discusses the importance of individualized, self-determined, lifelong learning in the 21st century, as well as ways of encouraging innovations that will help to achieve that goal. Sabine Gysi: What is your vision of the ideal classroom for the 21stcentury? Lasse Leponiemi: Classrooms should be constantly changing, based…

“Education is not solely about acquiring job skills”

Interview 21st century skills Education systems Education technology

Alex Beard, a senior director at Teach for All  and former teacher, is reimagining learning and education. In the second part of our interview, he talks about changing society by changing schools, education for the 21st century, and the role of technology.  Caroline Smrstik Gentner: What skills will our kids need in the 21st century?…