Schools of the future

  • Education has changed dramatically over the years, and the sector continues to innovate
  • What could schools look like in the decades to come?
  • Join us at an exciting, free event to do a spot of future gazing

Just 50 years ago schools were very different – teachers wrote with chalk, textbooks were a student’s only reference material, and there wasn’t a calculator, let alone a computer, in sight.

Fast forward to the present day, and our classrooms have changed almost beyond recognition. Interactive whiteboards are commonplace, lessons can be taught remotely via webinar, and the internet presents students with a near-limitless library of information.

So, what about the future? What will education look like in the decades to come? Could computers or even robots actually replace teachers? Will we still use hard copy texbooks? Will students even need to physically attend a classroom? And could exams be a thing of the past?

We explored these questions in an exciting exhibition for those ready for a spot of crystal ball gazing. The Schools of the Future Exhibition was held at the Guardian newspaper’s offices recently.

The launch provided an opportunity to explore the exhibition and hear from a number of speakers, including Liz Sproat, head of education for Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

If you didn’t get a chance to join us at the exhibition, you can see all the best parts of the launch here.