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The Pillars of Education for the Coming Years

Five Pillars for Education in the Next Decade

According to the article there are five pillars which the future of education rests upon. These are: Quality, Accessibility, Customization, Affordability and Relevance.

Quality: this is one of the most important pillars as it is the base upon which the learning will take place. The subject at hand needs to be of the utmost quality so that students wil be engaged in it as much as possible.

Accessibility: This isn’t much of a problem here in Malta, but there are countries where education isn’t free so those who do not afford it can’t go and learn as others do. In many movies one hears characters mentioning a college fund so as to be able to attend when they are of age.

Customization: not all students aquire knowledge in the same manner, therefore customization should be there so that each student can learn without any problem.

Affordabbility: once again, this isn’t much of a problem in our country but others may find it very difficult for them to attend.

Relevant: what is thought in the classroom should be in line with what the students are aiming for in their future career(at university level). This prepare them for what to expect in their chosen place of work.

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3 comments on “The Pillars of Education for the Coming Years

  1. berniceschembri12
    October 29, 2013

    I found your article really interesting. I have found another four pillars of learning which are fundamental for reshaping education.These are:

    Learning to know: lays the foundations of learning throughout life. This pillar refers to the basic knowledge that we need to be able to understand our environment and to live in dignity.

    Learning to do: to provide the skills that would enable individuals to effectively participate in the global economy and society.

    Learning to be: Education needs to contribute to the all-round development of each individual. It deals with giving us the freedom of thought, feeling, and imagination that we need to act more independently, with more insight, more critically, and more responsibly.

    Learning to live together: It refers first of all to developing an understanding of others through dialogue leading to empathy, respect, and appreciation.Only then will it be possible to manage inevitable conflicts in a peaceful way.

    http://www.unesco.org/delors/fourpil.htm

  2. Seriously Virtual
    October 29, 2013

    I think that this article points to text book quotes. What are your personal views and reflections about the pillars of education in Malta? For example I do believe that many of the points here, do not apply to the real classroom situation that many teachers are faced with. What are your thoughts about the matter?

  3. sarahbuttigieg12
    October 29, 2013

    Education changes a lot during time! In fact we see a big difference from our parents education, however, some teacher do not lead the change they only have small reactions toward it. They expect that todays students are the same as when they were students-which is not the case. Nowadays children have different mentality and different methods of gaining knowledge. They are surrounded by more technological innovations; more money is being spent on their educational sector and more expectations by their parents. We must insure that the classroom is preparing the students for tomorrows world so in the case of Malta, what I see as a fundamental pillar is preparing the teachers on how to deal with this new generation- being digital students.

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