Book Chapter

The changing role of the teacher in a knowledge economy

P Griffin, L Graham, S Harding, N English, N Nibali, M Alom

Educating Australia: Challenges for the decade ahead | Melbourne University Publishing | Published : 2017

Abstract

An increasingly globalised and network-based economic life underscores the urgent need for education to prepare people better for work and working environments that are changing dramatically. The expectation that individuals adapt and reinvent themselves more frequently has led to students staying in formal education for much longer than in past generations. The connection between education and the development of human capital is an increasingly powerful predictor of society's progress. Further deep changes to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment are needed in order to prepare people effectively for life and work.