The paradigm shift
Digital technology is driving change through society and is redefining what it means to be ‘educated’.
Our latest piece of Thought Leadership, The paradigm shift: Redefining education, looks at how our existing education models are becoming increasingly irrelevant and suggests that there is a mismatch between the perceived purpose and role of education, and the demands of the modern worker.
Traditional ways of acquiring an education are being disrupted. What once required a trip to the library and extensive research is now no further away than your smartphone. Ideas that previously took years to share with colleagues now flash around the world in seconds. These tasks can be accomplished from the comfort of our lounge over a weekend. It might be said that ‘it’s not what you know, it’s what you can google that matters’.
In our paper we have identified two emerging trends that have led us to believe that the sector is about to go through a change in paradigm: work integrating learning and employers moving away from formal credentials for which employees are measured.
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