While smart education is an education system that is custom made to be fit for the future needs and helps in making humanity more intelligent, knowledgeable, and wise enough to address its global challenges. Global foresight refers our ability to accurately predict future global outcomes. It is a long-term, “bigger picture” view of how certain events will unfold over a period of time – and how we can act to influence certain outcomes in our lives. Do the both have any correlation? Let's ascertain.
Malcolm X, a human rights activist wisely said-
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
So, how can we make our education system smart and fit for the future ?
What is smart Education?
Smart Education is an education system that is custom made to be fit for the future needs and helps in making humanity more intelligent, knowledgeable, and wise enough to address its global challenges
How can we make sure that Education is Smart?
Artificial Intelligence is being developed to figure out the best ways for you to learn and what you should, need, and/or want to learn. Just as spectacles make our eyes see better, we will grow our brains through smart education to become geniuses. As this can speed learning, reduce miscommunications, and make education far more interesting.
Why does it matter?
Cognitive/neuroscience research has shown that brain performance can be improved by responding to feedback, providing consistency of love and social-emotional support within a diversity of environments.
Nutrition, reasoning exercises, sufficient sleep, and low-stress, improves concentration and performance.
What Should the future curriculum include?
As neuroscience and psychology improve, their research suggests that curriculum design can take into account the following:
Give frequent, formative (ungraded/low stakes) assessments that allow student opportunities for meta-cognitive reflection on learning/performance;
Teach students to self-test when studying (simply re-reading notes hurts student long-term learning);
Emphasize the importance of sleep in learning/memory strengthening;
Make sure students understand their ability to improve their own brains (neuroplasticity and placebo effect);
Give students opportunities for choice in learning (enhances engagement/intrinsic motivation);
Make sure students and teachers understand the effects of stress, fear, and fatigue on higher-order reasoning and memory;
Allow opportunities to transfer learning through visual/performing arts;
Use of immersive virtual and augmented reality devices; and
Allow frequent opportunities to play.
Why is Smart Education needed?
Because technological capacities available to the individual will be far more powerful than in the past, therefore increased attention has to be given to ethics, values, citizen responsibilities, and noble behavior. And because humanity is becoming far more connected and globalized, special attention should be given to the world and macro history, while learning one’s own culture and civilization.
With this we can upgrade our education system to be smart and fit for the future.
What is Global Foresight?
Humans have an incredible capacity for “mental time travel.”
We can look back into our past, by recollecting memories and past experiences, or we can look forward into our future, by projecting new and possible events in our lives.
What is Foresight?
Foresight is our ability to accurately predict future outcomes. It is a long-term, “bigger picture” view of how certain events will unfold over a period of time – and how we can act to influence certain outcomes in our lives.
Let’s take a look at The Power of Foresight and Understand,
Why Looking Into the Future is the Key to Success?
According to a study published in Neuropsychology, both past and future thinking activate mainly the same regions of the brain. Researchers say this confirms the idea that our memories an
d past experiences play an important role in imagining future events.
This is because we use our past experiences as a way to learn general rules or guidelines on how the world really works. We then take these guidelines and use them to predict future events.
How can decision making be enhanced by improved global foresight during the unpredictable changes around the world?
Global foresight and global-scale decision making are the most significant of the world’s challenges and are often unnoticed. Global governance systems are not keeping up with growing global interdependence. Since governments and large corporations have to make decisions taking into account global changes that are beyond their control and to tackle this issue future research is required
Futures research is the systematic exploration of assumptions about future possibilities.
But, Sadly due to the uncertainty of the future this area of research cannot be applied efficiently.
What is the solution ?
Humanity needs a global, multifaceted, general long-term view of the future with long-range goals to facilitate modern decisions that lead to a brighter future as it’s important for success and happiness to have some idea and plan for the future. The better our foresight is, the more we can act accordingly today so that we find ourselves better off tomorrow.
In a Nutshell
Smart Education help in making Global Foresight Sustainable as with smart education proper cognitive brain development can be achieved resulting in sound and enhanced decision making and improved global foresight during the unpredictable changes around the world.