Teach ’em what they need to know

Australia has announced it will ease student visa restrictions but researchers say the way the overseas education system works will change markedly as more people have internet access.

Adelaine Ng of ABC Australia radio and I jumped into the debate on the future of higher education to discuss where we may be headed and how different tomorrow’s education sector and offerings need to be.

On air we worked our way through an IBISWorld report that says higher education systems go through life cycles and how we are on the cusp of a new era in education and talked about universities gearing towards life skills as a base for education to meet trends that will see people have 6 careers in a lifetime and 14 different jobs.

I am a strong believer that we can’t just teach them what we were taught, nor can we teach them in the way we were taught and that the world of education is in for a fundamental shift in its content, client, delivery method, staffing, outcomes and purpose.

Anyway listen in and I’d love to know what you think about where education is headed and what it should become.

and listen live each Thursday at 4.35 p.m. (Australia EST)

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