Our changing world
It is quite clear that for those who will live deep into the 21st Century, life will pose considerable challenges. And “those” are the young people who inhabit our classes and schools right now!
Planet Earth is indeed in a fragile and vulnerable state and, more than ever, it’s going to take critical skills and ways of being to face the challenges on which our global future depends. As educators, we can ask ourselves these questions:
What are the critical and specific skills our students will require for the world they will inherit and inhabit?
What are the likely scenarios they will encounter along the way?
What are the emerging pedagogies for the future, and are we tuning in and utilising them?
Are we intentionally taking on board our moral, pedagogical and professional imperatives to prepare our students as effectively as we possibly can for the challenges of the 21Century?
At enodatio we would love to work with you as professional learners, to support you, to enable enriching professional dialogue between you and your colleagues, to provide the engaging and transforming resources and eLearning Module "Learning Spaces" you need so that pedagogically we can reach our imperatives. This website is both our starting point and our future.
"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it."
David W Orr (2004) Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment and the Human Prospect. Washington,US: Island Press. Chapter 1, Kindle version