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ISSUE 2021, No. 2, Article 4, Year of publication: 12, June, 2021
Education system and the new normal in learning
Branka Topić Pavković, PhD*
*PhD, Associate Professor, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Economics, Department for Fiscal and Monetary Economics
In recent years, signifi cant resources have been invested globally in digital classrooms, the introduction of e-learning and innovative digital learning tools. Although this was the final goal of most schools and way to improve current school system, the crisis has shown different facts. In practice this has not been achieved at a satisfactory level and schools are not yet ready for this type of teaching. At the same time a request is made for the new educational system – it should empower all students to explore their natural creativity, discover their true passions, and shape their future through digital instruments. Global education as it stands today is struggling with outdated, high cost and location-bound education. The renowned competency-based, modern curriculum as basic core integrated with best practices from around the world should create a personalized, multidisciplinary, and purposeful educational system. This places a strong focus on learning with joy, a school that promotes well-being, character building and fosters lifelong learning. The COVID-19 outbreak has compelled many schools and universities to immediately switch to the online delivery of lessons. It was diffi cult for many teachers to develop effective online lessons in such a short period of time. The COVID-19 crisis forced schools worldwide to wake-up to the lack of working solutions to new delivery of education. In a new education solution, knowledge-based subjects can easily be taught online and skills and competencies in traditional classrooms. The system focuses through personalized learning on skills that the students will need in the worklife instead of making student memorize knowledge. The main goal is to delivery of future-ready, high-quality and affordable education for everyone. The COVID-19 crisis should allow us to use the window of opportunity opened and not only being the obstacles to new knowledge.
Keywords: Education system, COVID-19 crisis, e-learning, learning outcomes