In the age of globalization and technological advancements, innovating education can help educators and leaders eliminate educational disparities and maintain equity in uncertain times.
Building a highly trained workforce in an era of free competition is the need of the hour, which equally applies in education. That said, small businesses, global corporations, and even non-profit organizations must come forward and contribute to the development of education and instill today’s students with the fundamental skills to succeed and withstand the future.
Educators, local teachers, school boards, and state agencies separately may not be able to attain a streamlined education system. But a contribution from all in terms of brainpower, advocacy, time, and money can introduce big changes in the educational landscape.
Building a more community-oriented system can innovate education and bring economic prosperity. Non-profit organizations and civil society must also actively participate to provide strategic investments and visionary leadership.
Now, the question we ask is – how do we begin with the process of innovating education?
Initially, the process of innovating education involves the analysis of the current state of education in the global community and therefore, identifying and resolving the shortcomings in our education. Going forward, the leaders must raise the workforce by utilizing the investments strategically, increasing the government resources, and formulating a pipeline of talent ready to take up the future jobs.
All of this doesn’t happen overnight. But following a strategic pathway can gradually make the process successful. So, here are some key points that can help in educating leaders regarding the innovation we need –
3 Keys to innovating education
1. Unified perspective via collaboration
A unified vision shared by the educators, business, political or non-profit leaders is to create high-paying jobs. This goal can be achieved by bringing the private and public sector stakeholders together. As a next step, leaders must work toward broadening the stakeholders’ perspective toward building an efficient education ecosystem. Educating the stakeholders on how their contribution to a world-class education system can maximize the workforce performance and achieve comparatively greater efficiencies and economic growth is a great way to pursue the goal.
The agenda here is to shift the focus of universities, colleges, and schools from individual missions to the common good so that they share a common goal and educational growth can be achieved.
2. Partnering with like-minded leaders
Propelling a global education system requires a collaboration of leaders who shares the same vision. By developing visionary alliances with educational bodies which include colleges, public and private universities as well as technical schools, the process of innovating education can be evenly distributed throughout the globe.
For non-profit organizations, they can constitute the organizations in the educational domain to maintain the demand and supply of education consistently.
3. Test & Push the limits
What is the key link between students and education? Well, the teachers and professors, of course. So, pushing the limits starts with ‘teacher empowerment’. From empowerment, we are referring to educating leaders and teachers on advanced teaching methods. Upskilling teachers on new ways to provide a personalized learning environment must be prioritized by non-profit organizations.
Followed by this, non-profit organizations can utilize the chance of innovating education by anticipating and creating an educational pathway that educators and teachers can follow in the future. They can be instrumental in improving the accessibility of education throughout the world.
As educational leaders focus on resolving the existing issues, the non-profit organizations can prepare a blueprint that works toward developing talent and essential skills, encouraging new ideas and entrepreneurship in the meantime. Educating leadership and the facilitating environment around them (but not utilized yet) is extremely crucial in leading great outcomes we can be proud of in education.