The Future of Education
Google for Education collaborated with research partner Canvas8 to conduct a study across 24 countries on the future of education. The result is a three-part global report highlighting insights from around the world.
Global nonprofit American Institutes for Research (AIR) served as an advisor and consultant to this research.
Preparing for a new future
As educators work to equip students with the skills and mindsets they’ll need to navigate massive change, the experts we interviewed discussed how and why they’re rethinking the role of education.
Rising demand for global problem solvers
Change in the skill sets required for work
Shift to a lifelong learning mindset
Evolving how we teach and learn
Find out how recent technological advances are evolving how we think about teaching and learning from a one-to-many model to a more personal approach to learning.
Making learning personal
Reimagining learning design
Elevating the teacher
Reimagining learning ecosystems
Learn how educators are taking a more systemic approach to transformation, by reimagining the education ecosystem around the learner.
Upgrading learning environments
Empowering educators with data
Re-evaluating student progress
Building the report
This report contains insights from interviews with education thought leaders from around the world, including experts in policy, academic researchers covering education, district-level representatives, school principals and teachers and edtech leaders.
- educational experts
- years of peer-reviewed academic literature
FROM THE EXPERTS
“There is a need to develop human beings who are internally strong and resilient. The importance of knowledge transmission will decline in order to place a greater emphasis on fundamental and higher thinking skills, including children's socio-affective spheres.”
Sylvia Schmelkes, researcher at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
“The education system has to enable young people to be great career navigators, to learn transferable skills that enable them to change fields and not just change jobs. And, to be alert to the changing workforce needs in ways that were probably less apparent previously.”
Valerie Hannon, co-founder, Innovation Unit, United Kingdom
“The power of technology in education [is a major force shaping it], changing learning experiences, changing the role and nature of educators — your work in knowledge transmission is no longer that relevant. You have to instead become a great coach, a great mentor, a social worker, and career advisor.”
Andreas Schleicher, director for education and skills, and special advisor on education policy to the secretary-general at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Global
Teaching for tomorrow
A new Google for Education YouTube series, featuring conversations with thought leaders shaping the future of education.
Teaching for tomorrow trailer
What might education look like in the next 5-10 years? Check out the trailer for our new YouTube series, Teaching for tomorrow, which features expert insights on topics from teaching and learning, to digital literacy and more.
Teaching for tomorrow with Tony Wagner
Join Tony Wagner (he/him), Ed.D., Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute, to learn about the skills students will need in tomorrow’s workplace, the promise of education technology, and more.