Four key components of Education 3.0

Education 3.0–which focuses on the individual learner, makes learning available at all times, and uses technology as a key driver and enabler–is built upon four pillars:

1. Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment
This involves…

• A student-centered, personalized approach to instruction;
• Interdisciplinary and project-based work;
• A 21st-century curriculum that integrates skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration into the core curriculum areas; and
• Authentic assessments that measure these key 21st-century skills.

2. Infrastructure and Technology

This requires…

• A forward-thinking technology vision, led from the top;
• The creation of flexible learning spaces for students;
• A robust IP network that can support several interconnected learning and administrative systems simultaneously;
• Ubiquitous access to technology for all staff and students; and
• Sustained, targeted, and integrated staff development in both technology and pedagogy.

3. Policies, Procedures, and Management

This includes…

• A well-governed and managed system, with clear policies and procedures for using technology to transform education;
• A "change management" plan to guide this educational transformation and ease the transition;
• Data-driven accountability and decision-making; and
• An integrated ecosystem of partners.

4. Leadership, People, and Culture
This requires…

• Visionary leadership;
• Excellent teachers, principals, and system leaders; and
• An ambitious, collaborative, and innovative school culture.

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