The Future of K-12 Education

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Jeff Wetzler, co-founder at Transcend Education, a nonprofit leading the way in holistic school design.

They talk about learning science, the necessary leaps to make towards 21st century learning, as well as the impact of COVID-19 and coping strategies such as learning pods. They discuss how to stay up to date on the top trends in K-12 education.

The takeaway is that K-12 education has never been more crucial. What happens over the next six months will determine whether public school transforms to become a key positive determinant of kids’ destinies or whether it will descend further into an already outdated paradigm which is neither capable of preparing kids for the future nor able to function as a place for socialization into a role in today’s society. The factors that come into play could be influenced by EdTech but need to be guided by the right learning principles, and have to happen in dialogue with local community needs.

After listening, check out Transcend Education as well as Jeff Wetzler’s online profile:

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