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The Future of Learning—Insights from Staples Canada Report

Future of Learning

What does the future of learning look like? In a world filled with rapidly changing technology, it’s crucial to stay informed about the trends shaping the future of learning.

Staples studied Canadian parents and teachers to understand current perspectives, priorities, obstacles, and possibilities for learning for the present generation of children better.

So, what does the report indicate about education in Canada?

Understanding the Changing Educational Landscape

How we approach education in Canada is rapidly evolving due to new technologies, shifts in student preferences, and broader societal needs. Classrooms have transformed with the introduction of online learning platforms. These online platforms offer students flexibility and are customizable for diverse learners. This shift has led educators to embrace new teaching approaches by integrating digital tools and tailoring instruction to suit individual learning styles.

Additionally, education now emphasizes holistic development alongside academic success, prioritizing skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and adaptability. As Canadian education continues to progress, it is crucial for everyone, including parents, to adapt and ensure that students acquire the necessary skills for future success.

Key Insights from the Report

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  1. Demand for enhanced support: The report shows that two-thirds of teachers and nearly half of parents believe students need more involvement in their education and development than in previous years.
  2. Importance of discovering unique skills: Both parents and teachers stressed the significance of students exploring and developing unique skills outside of formal education settings to foster holistic learning and personal growth.
  3. Addressing learning gaps with hobbies: Remote learning during the pandemic posed challenges, with many students needing to catch up. Teachers highlighted the importance of encouraging students to explore skills and hobbies to bridge these gaps.
  4. Challenges faced by parents: A significant finding was that many parents feel they lack sufficient time and resources to contribute more actively to their student’s education, calling for accessible support systems.
  5. Rise of trade skills and entrepreneurial spirit: The report noted a growing emphasis on practical skills like trades and entrepreneurial abilities, reflecting a broader educational objective beyond traditional academics.
  6. Focus and attention as core challenges: Both parents and teachers identified issues related to focus and attention as primary challenges students face today, with technology playing a significant role in shaping these behaviours.

The report also highlighted the increasing reliance on technology in education, with students turning to tools like ChatGPT for homework and assignments. However, a significant portion of this usage might lead to shortcuts rather than genuine learning enhancement.

Download the Future of Learning report here.

Looking Ahead with Oxford Learning

Oxford Learning understands how important adapting to changing educational needs is. Our personalized tutoring programs are designed to enhance classroom learning, offering personalized support that addresses individual challenges and cultivates a love for learning. 

Whether boosting focus and attention, exploring unique interests, or helping to bridge learning gaps, our experienced tutors are here to help students reach their full potential.

As we maneuver the future of learning in Canada, it’s important to provide our students with the tools they need to succeed. Find a tutoring centre near you to see how we can help your student reach their full potential. 

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