Currently, young people are born immersed in a culture that is constantly changing and require new skills to stay current, which has led to ten modern trends in education.
In ancient Europe, access to knowledge was limited to the privileged. Mainly the ecclesiastical, which were dedicated to illustrate books, transcribe documents and collect the main knowledge, sharing this information with royalty and the organs of power.
From those tasks of preserving and knowing ancient knowledge began to shape the educational institutions that we now know as universities.
The principles continue to be the same, but now it is a system focused on encouraging equality and accessibility, in addition to the transmission of knowledge.
Although the educational system continues to be slightly tied to the past, current education moves at an accelerated pace and young people are immersed in this vortex and require different skills to face their reality. We are going to discuss the 10 global trends in education that have already begun to be applied in various institutions and business schools.
Power Pupils: The Power-Pupils or empowered students are based on the fact that the students are not what they used to be. They are seen as operant subjects, not as passive objects. Therefore, they demand personalized training that feeds their entrepreneurial spirit and their imagination, oriented to find their passion.
Happy & Healthy: The objective of the trend is to produce workers more committed to the vision of companies, and complement traditional education with the search for self-knowledge, with personal fulfillment to find happiness and physical activities and meditation.
Life Long Learning: There is no longer an educational age, but new generations escape the rigid curricula and opt for flexible and continuous systems, which extend throughout life, with the intensity that everyone prefers.
Lean Entrepreneurship: This method starts from the simplest enterprise, with the indispensable resources to make a business idea come true and start a project under a basic prototype. It focuses on the interests, needs and economy of the client to launch a basic product and test the real market demand.
Techno-Craft: This movement promotes programming as a compulsory subject in schools, as a way to promote the culture of does it yourself (DIY) in technology. This work modality has allowed young people of 20 years to launch some of the most successful startups of today: Google, Facebook, Vimeo, Tumbler etc.
B-Tech: New technologies have altered the way of conceiving reality and the processes of companies and business models. These changes have affected education and connect the classroom with reality and the resolution of problems in a joint international work, create content in the cloud, explore the possibilities of reality and feedback.
Gamification: Gamification involves the use of game dynamics in academic learning to provoke behaviors and actions, and promotes learning by doing or ‘learning-by-doing’.
We-Care: New generations no longer understand CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) as a simple communication tactic, but it is considered the DNA of a company. Collaborating with NGOs, facilitating access to products and services and helping to develop a community is a way of conceiving companies and they are the most appreciated by young people.
Crowd-Power: Collaboration is a way to understand life and businesses. Nowadays people are mobilized for what they want, from financing to improving services or finding resources. Thus, crowdfunding is an alternative means of financing that has surprised and taken off.
Agora: The democratization of the media, technologies and the Internet allow information to be a common asset today. Moreover, the business schools today need not only to create a nucleus of knowledge, with experiences, possibilities, but also the generation of knowledge, the contact and the exchange.