From learning environments to motivation environments.
The next paragraph is the preliminary result from my research about learning environments in seven countries.
I think that we will start to hear about a new paradigm shift in school education; in the 80s and 90s the whole idea was “learning to learn”, “lifelong learning” and “competences”; in the 2000’s and 2010’s the issue was/is “learning environments and information and communication technologies”; well, the focus in the coming years will be “motivation environments”. We (parents, schools and authorities) will have to concentrate on “how to motivate children/students”, in a digital world, when they think they don’t need the school (they think they have everything when they own a smartphone). Children are not longer challenged by the schools. It is not about teachers or poverty (those are givens) it is about “creating motivation environments”.
More about this the following weeks!