The latest in educational innovation was presented and discussed at the end of January during the World Education Forum (EWF) held in London. There, education experts unveiled the most innovative trends in educational policies.

Digitization, a pending issue for most countries, was one of the central issues. In this post we delve into what the EWF left to those who do and think about education in Europe and in the rest of the world.

Digital competence: how to associate the Internet with superior student performance

It is, without a doubt, the great challenge from now on. The use of ICT (information and communication technologies) is guaranteed in most countries. The challenge now is that the use of ICT will produce results that will result in better academic results.

Education, in this sense, should promote the development of digital skills so that students can take advantage of the technological tools already available.

There is still much to be done about it. Education is far behind the advances in terms of digitization. In fact, it is observed that it still costs a lot to motivate children to take the so-called STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Globalization: the need for quality education throughout the planet

Another topic discussed at the EWF was globalization, which requires an education of excellence not only in the United States and Europe, but throughout the world. Multinational companies, planetary projects and agile communication between human beings from all corners of the world demand a similar educational experience based on common skills and abilities.

Education will cross borders in the coming years, like never before. Taking an academic year in another country, making an exchange of students or finishing your studies thousands of kilometers from your home will be easy and easy to access.

Social heterogeneity in the classroom will be one of the main challenges for teachers. This, in turn, will require that the educational policies of the different nations share certain fundamental pillars that lay the foundations of the educational future in the short, medium and long term.

Digital literacy: from the cradle to the grave

According to the data of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), digital literacy is necessary from the initial levels to the advanced ages. Indeed, both children and adults should receive training to know how to manage complex digital information in daily life.

In addition, to achieve better academic performance and, during their working life, access to better paid work opportunities.

These are the main trends in educational innovation that challenge the work of managers, teachers and students in the future. Do you dare to face these new challenges?

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