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What will classrooms be like in the future?

Intel envisions the future of classrooms in this video, which is brilliant http://youtu.be/BYMd-7Ng9Y8 but do you think it's accurate (of course apart from the fact that the video shows no Apple ;) products )? Will there be physical classrooms in the future? What will be the role of teachers in the future classrooms?

Seeking Opinion Education , Digital Future 4 years ago
Chanda Gohrani admin
Chanda Gohrani
Social media manager of Quib.ly
London, GB

4 experts and 1 parent have answered

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James Blomfield expert
James Blomfield Leading ICT Teacher GB
Education expert

Chanda, I much enjoyed the Intel video you found! I’m not sure it’s altogether accurate. It featured ‘Science Room 04 – which looked more like the bridge of the Star Ship Enterprize. Sure there are classrooms like this… exciting new design, technolgy and pedagogy are taking place.

On this subject you cannot ignore the inspiring work of Prof Stephen Heppell, wife Carole and daughter Juliette, who I was lucky enoughy to share a stand with at BETT this year, including a variety of schools they work with. They presented tables and walls that children can draw on (with real pens!) and the overiding message of “Learning together” and “Trusting children”.

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"We need to trust children to do better learning. Kids say that education is boring, irrelevant. If we don't respond to this challenge children will do it on their own, but these would not be anywhere near as good as if we build it together".

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See http://rubble.heppell.net/places/

and also 'Schools of the Future' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82AOdXqNkLM

What I did like about the Intel video is the way that specialists from outside the class can play a bigger role in working with kids on real projects. I have seen this have incredible results and try to make it happen in my own class.

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Experience 4 years ago
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Carole Hart Fletcher FRSA expert
Carole Hart Fletcher FRSA Director - KidsOKOnline Devon, UK
E-safety expert

Agree James .... bringing the 'outside' world into the classroom and facilitating participation on real challenges is a wonderful way to engage young people and get outstanding results .... because it matters.

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Experience 4 years ago
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Roberto Catanuto expert
Roberto Catanuto Teacher, Club Instructor CH
Education expert

Most educational experts think there won't be any in the mid-future. Schools will still exist but they're going be structured around students' interests and projects. Age levels and subjects based schedules will be wiped away.

Learning will be based upon problem-posing and solving and collaboration among peers.

And, of course, technology will infuse all the work , anytime.

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Opinion 4 years ago
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KAJAL SENGUPTA expert
KAJAL SENGUPTA Online Physics Teacher New Delhi, IN

A lot of education will be done virtually so virtual classrooms ( http://www.wiziq.com/Virtual_Classroom.aspx will play a major role in future. The real face to face classroom will have to reinvent itself with all the changes that this brings about.

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Experience 4 years ago
Richard Smith
Richard Smith Father of 3 GB

I am doing some stuff with round classrooms...5 projectors in the ceiling..surround sound...kids sit on the floor...really immersive.

See http://vimeo.com/59500224

Let me know your thoughts

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Experience 4 years ago

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