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Testing Times in the Classroom: Challenges of 21st Century Education (FutureLearn)

Explore debates surrounding education in the 21st century – how has education changed and what are the concerns for the future? Challenge the way you think about the key issues affecting education today. Are schools too focussed on assessments? Is education just about profit? Does the classroom affect children’s creativity? These are some of the questions that surround education in the present day.

On this course, you will discuss these questions in depth and understand some of the recent major changes in education. You will explore a range of key concepts, including how education might now be considered a business and the link between education and economic growth. You will reflect on your own schooling experiences as well as look at possible educational alternatives for the future.