Equipping Teachers and School Leaders with Effective Pedagogical Practices and Research-Based Teaching for Deep Learning: Global Scenarios to Improve Teacher Education: Focus on Some Successful Education Systems

  • Ranbir S. Malik Edith Cowan University, Australia


Knowing how we learn and how we turn information into knowledge and how to document and analyze life-long learning are essential skills to survive in the 21st century. Computers and computer-driven machinery are replacing human labor in performing ‘routine’ work tasks. As geographic distance becomes irrelevant ‘more people from more different places collaborate with more people from more different kinds of work and share more different kinds of knowledge than even before”. In today’s globalised world it is just easy to create work teams composed of people from all different parts of the globe working collaboratively, sharing knowledge as multi-national teams. There is unstoppable trend towards the breaking down of economic, social and intellectual borders between the nations. To prepare citizens with cosmopolitan outlook and cross-cultural understanding a different approach to education is required. Expanding technological devices and connections are changing the landscape of education and learning. The assumption of high spending on education is that it would lead to more skilled workforce to improve national productivity and make the country better able to perform in the global market place. In the developing countries, in particular, the expansion of educational opportunities is one of the most powerful tools governments have got to simultaneously promote income. Emergence of the “knowledge society”, rise of service sector and dependence of many societies in knowledge products and highly educated personnel for economic growth are new phenomena.