Today I was looking at the video below - in it Sugatra Mitra is not looking forward to 2016 but 2061. He asks, what things that we regard today as essential skills for students to learn will become obsolete by 2061 - he also argues that students can teach themselves in the absence of the teacher. Last week our R&D Core Team also looked towards the future. We asked a lot of "What if" questions. I'll be writing about some of these in an upcoming post, but for now I just want to mention that one of the amazing things to me was that in all our discussions there was a lot of talk about learning in different ways and different environments, but no talk at all about teaching.
Professor Mitra believes only 3 skills will be needed for the future: reading comprehension, information search and retrieval skills, and an armour against doctrine. Do you agree? What do you think is the future for education? What do you think a school for the future looks like?