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Global trends in education

Education plays a huge role in society, which is why it’s so important that educators keep up with global trends. From technological advances, to personalised learning experience and more, discover the top trends in global education right now. 

Why does keeping on top of global trends in education matter?  


No matter whether you’re a teacher, nursery nurse, or policy maker, keeping on top of global trends in education is key to fulfilling your role as a successful educator.  
Being well-versed in education trends, whether global trends in higher education or otherwise, ensures that you stay relevant and effective in preparing your students for the world outside education.


Always having one eye on these ever-evolving trends allows you to adapt your teaching methods appropriately, as well as preparing the right resources to meet the changing needs of the dynamic student population. 

Top trends in global education right now 

Role of technology 

When it comes to education, the role of technology has been transformative, especially over the last two decades. Particularly post the rapid growth of the internet, technology has empowered both students and educators to thrive on a global scale.   
Saving extensive research time since the days of reference books in libraries, online platforms, digital libraries and online educational resources have provided learners with educational materials from around the world. These sorts of resources break down traditional barriers to learning, by offering a huge wealth of information on millions of topics, at the touch of a button, 24 hours a day. 
Additionally, technology has opened up the ability to take on further education, to those who may not have been able to before. For instance, our 100% online master's courses allow students to work around their other life commitments, which would not have been possible in the days before the internet.   

Personalised learning experiences 

There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to education; different learning styles, pace, educational needs and backgrounds must be catered for to maximise success rate.


By recognising and embracing the fact that each individual student requires a personalised learning experience, education becomes more inclusive, empowering every individual to reach their potential.

Sustainability and environmental education in the curriculum 

Sustainability and the on-going environmental crisis are increasingly at the forefront of agendas globally, and the education sector is no different.  
We are experiencing a global shift in education trends, embedding sustainability and environmental intelligence into the curriculum to promote critical thinking and problem-solving, so that students are better informed to make positive changes to their lives and in their communities.


Educators globally are recognising this need to equip and empower their students with the skills and knowledge to address environmental challenges such as climate change. This is of utmost importance as it prepares students for their future working lives, where ‘green’ skills are increasingly in demand.

Learning beyond traditional academic settings 

While the traditional ‘classroom’ environment still has a place in the modern world of education, there has been a recent shift towards hands-on learning, preparing students for success in the world beyond education.  
Educators globally are recognising the importance of gaining practical experience in the real world, to complement theoretical knowledge. Many higher education courses offer ‘in industry’ modules where students can put their learnings into practice.


This equips students with problem solving skills, benefits society and builds individual confidence, whilst offering them examples to add to their CV, increasing their likelihood of being hired when the time comes.  

How an MA Education can help you stay on top of changing trends 

If you’re interested to learn more and about how to excel as a modern educator in an increasingly interconnected world, our MA in Education can equip you with the theoretical and practical know-how needed to take on your role with confidence. 
Your current role, whether you’re a teacher, nursery nurse, policy maker or museum education officer, is pivotal in shaping our future world. This course not only focuses on how to evaluate and develop your professional offering, but also how to embrace both challenges and opportunities by using the right evidence, theories and frameworks. 

Our course is part-time, and 100% online (with optional face-to-face events) meaning you can learn at your own pace and work around your other commitments:


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