The Future of Education Demands Unlearning

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - BOSTON - Jun 29, 2018 - Known around the world for his writing and speaking on emerging trends and technologies, global futurist Jack Uldrich finds himself especially interested in the subject of higher education. He is speaking today at the 2018 Annual Conference for Graduate Management Admission Council, the organization that owns and administers the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) exam. The GMAT exam is used by more than 7,000 graduate programs worldwide.

When it comes to education, it may seem ironic, but he says to achieve success in the future, one of the key factors will be the ability of educators and administrators to unlearn.

Uldrich says, “Educators are going to need to do a lot of discarding to embrace all the advances that are coming.” He adds, “One of the greatest challenges in education is the accelerating rate of change itself, and when it comes to future-proofing the system, the ability to unlearn will be as important as learning.”

As technology continues to improve and new practitioners reinvent and begin to master the art of delivering effective, personalized instruction to millions of individuals higher education as we know will alter radically.

Jack Uldrich

Global Futurist & Best-Selling Author

Uldrich is internationally recognized as an expert in unlearning — or freeing yourself from obsolete knowledge and assumptions. In 2004 Jack founded The School of Unlearning, and his work is based on the transformational principles of unlearning as a strategy to survive and thrive in an era of unparalleled change.

The irony of a learning institution adopting unlearning as a primary skill set is not lost on Uldrich. He often quotes Lao Tzu; “In order to attain knowledge, add something every day. In order to attain wisdom subtract something every day.” Uldrich says, “Embracing paradox is paramount to success.”

In his presentation, Uldrich will focus on “the art of asking questions, staying curious and preparing students for jobs and industries that don’t yet exist.”

As technology continues to improve and new practitioners reinvent and begin to master the art of delivering effective, personalized instruction to millions of individuals higher education as we know will alter radically.

He says traditional colleges and universities will have to assess how they can embrace emerging technological trends, such as artificial intelligence, adaptive learning platforms, blockchain technology, virtual and augmented reality, and the internet of things.

A highly sought-after keynote speaker, Uldrich has addressed dozens of educational groups and associations, including the European Association for International Education, the Southwest School of Banking, University of Wisconsin’s School of Business, Morehead State University, Indiana University, The Council of Great Lakes Schools, The University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business, Educational Services of America, and Belmont University.

To learn more about Uldrich, his insights on the future of education, or his speaking availability, please visit his site, JackUldrich.com.

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