Education is constantly evolving. It might surprise some students to consider that we, too, are learners – as much as we’re educators. We take stock of the world around us to determine new approaches to problems; we fiddle with new instruments, study up on emerging models, etc.
Why does education change? For various reasons. Sometimes, educational practices morph because of undeniable advancements in technology. Other times, shifting student expectations bring about seismic changes to education. And occasionally, new paradigms in pedagogy – new waves, theorems, methodologies and mindsets – find their way into the real-life classroom.