You may have heard of Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences, which continues to inform teaching and learning in the 21st century. Here's a brief overview of this Harvard psychologist's more recent views on the 'Five Minds for the Future,' where he describes the kinds of minds that we need to cultivate in times of relentless change!
What we're reading:
Research suggests that by 2030, about half of today's jobs will be gone. Given this backdrop, it is not surprising that continuous learning, even after graduation, was a key theme at a recent symposium on the future of work held at Stanford University this fall. What are the major ways in which work will change? Take a look at this short synopsis to find out!
Quote we're inspired by:
"In the balancing act that education represents between tradition and innovation, we need to push the innovation agenda in order to help students anticipate and prepare for the future, as well as toinvent it."
--- Fernando Reimers, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Do you sense that the world is changing at an increasingly quickening pace? Whatever your profession may be, this is going to have implications. And if you're an educator or a parent, you may be feeling quite overwhelmed by the challenge of educating for a future that you can barely visualize.
We deeply empathize! While we don't profess to have all the answers, the Centre offers two courses for forward-looking educators who want to help develop innovative mindsets, both for themselves and their learners. The first one is our online course, Educating in Changing Times starting in a few weeks on November 20th. The other takes place July 2 - 6, 2018 on our campus in Costa Rica and explores the topic of Global Education: Cultivating innovation in the classroom. Please let us know if you have any questions - we'd love to hear from you!
See you in two weeks for our next Three Thought Thursday!