My Vision For the Future of Pedagogy
Teaching techniques are ever evolving and developing. The past ten years have seen a dramatic rise in the use of technology in the classroom and alternative teaching approaches. However, my vision for the future of pedagogy is that learning will go further than ever before through a transformation in teaching.
While pedagogy has evolved over the last ten years, I envision even more changes will meet us on the road ahead. Here are some ways I think pedagogy will change in the next ten years.
Embracing Artificial Intelligence
As the technology of artificial tutors and intelligent learning systems continue to develop, teachers will welcome these tech tools to help students succeed. I think special education teachers will encourage the expansion of AI to give one-on-one help to students needing assistance. Furthermore, I believe all teachers will welcome the advancement of AI in the classroom. While there are a handful of intelligent learning systems already available to teachers, I think the technology will continue to grow along with the acceptance of the education community in the coming years.
Reaching Students Through Technology
While online tutoring is not uncommon today, I believe the next ten years will see a rise in prevalence for online educators across grade levels. The change will be in response to a call for more widespread availability of quality education for all. Teachers broadcasting classes and interacting with students in real time allows them to reach students from all over the world and of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Cooperative Teaching Environments
One of the most important advancements I envision for pedagogy in the next ten years is the expansion of cooperation between educators. The current climate of education has each teacher focused on their success. There is a small movement of co-teaching to encourage learning in a collaborative environment. However, I see a future where teachers work collectively to enhance the learning and improve the achievement of students. This goal will likely be realized through the use of online communities, sharing of resources and incorporation of a cooperative infrastructure to school communities.
As we continue to incorporate technology and new techniques to our teaching philosophies, students will inevitably benefit. And, it is my vision for the future of pedagogy that we will continue to embrace changes which lead to student improvement and engagement. Working with technology through artificial intelligence, online learning environments, and shared resources will allow teachers to have a more significant impact on their students over the next ten years.
How do you see pedagogy changing in the next ten years? What changes have you embraced to your teaching model in the last ten years? We want to hear your experiences.