2016 was a vibrant and an eventful year for the education sector, as it is never-ending sphere, which is growing at a steady speed. Numerous new developments took place and a gamut of themes and subjects gathered pace to further change the education landscape for the better. The two biggest beneficiaries of these vicissitudes have been the learner, who is at the center of the learning eco-system, and the teacher, who is the major pivot in this eco-system. Let’s have a look at some of the top 5 education trends that will continue to impact in 2017:
- Combined and Theme-Based Learning
Combined learning solutions that combines print and digital modes perfectly have been seen this year. It is mandatory that the content which is being delivered in classroom settings through different mediums is reliable, so that it can provide context and enable optimum learning outcomes. Additionally, to print and digital integration, it is important for such solutions to be assessment-enabled, teacher-friendly, and activity-based as well. A theme-based learning module allows contextual learning through multiple disciplines which clears the concepts of learners to a great extent and this approach being delivered with proper teacher support and high standards, can soon become the biggest hit in modern-day schooling in the coming years.
- Measure Performance through Assessments
Nowadays, assessments have been recognized as a potent tool which can not only measure the learner’s performance, but can also moderate the overall teaching strategy with the help of analytics in formative assessments. Since 2016 it is seen that there is a massive focus on measurement of student outcomes and performance, in both online and offline mediums. In 2017, cohesive and advanced assessment solutions known for providing detailed analytics on student performance will be developed in future.
- Bilingual Learning Medium for Young Adults
India is known for a large and diverse learner base which is ‘multilingual’. In order to expand the reach of education, it becomes imperative for learning organizations to develop content that is either in the native language of the learner or bilingual, in interpretation of the English language used in business and industry. It’s proved that the use of mother tongue to deliver learning instructions enables quicker and better understanding of concepts, especially in the case of young adults. Given India’s young demographic and their linguistic characteristics, bilingual learning material is possibly more pertinent today than ever before!
- Gamification in Learning
‘Edutainment’ or preferably ‘usage of games for learning’ has become quite popular in the recent times as it believed to be effective for students at the school level or corporate learners. Apart from making the learners understand the concepts, game-based learning also helps in enhancing the learners’ self-morale, confidence, etc.
Since young learners have a keen interest in games, this approach is perfect for adults to garner the attention of the children towards studies.
The widening of courses and the changing trends in education sector has created a broader choice for students to decide their career as per their core interest and aptitude. The benefits of having such eccentric courses are not restricted to students, but are also beneficial for the educational bodies’ colleges, corporate and nation at large.
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