The Student of Tomorrow


The rise of the third wave of reform, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Self-learning, since the turn of the twenty-first century, is the result of mounting criticism, which coalesced with the rise of the Knowledge Society in developed countries. The impact of a rapidly changing knowledge economy on the working place, forecasts that automatic machines, robots, and artificial intelligence will replace large proportions of current human forces in the job market, the changing characteristics of the young generation and its symbiosis with technology – have all driven calls for changing the teaching methods and learning styles across many countries. The third wave characterized by a more diverse leadership within developed economies, with countries such as Finland, Singapore, Alberta and Hong-Kong in the lead. The main course of change which has and still is shaping the third wave, is associated with the emergence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a learning tool. ICT became a platform and opportunity for developing new skills which are highly regarded in the new global market. Competences such as self-learning, critical thinking, collaboration, team learning, communication, and deep learning, are regarded as key qualifications for the future success of the young generation in the changing global world.


Soft Skills, Critical Thinking, Creativiety, Self-Learning, Collabortion, Team Leaning, ICT,


Pedagogy and Curriculum


Paper Presentation in a Themed Session


  • Ami Volansky
    • Professor, School of Education , Tel Aviv University , Israel Israel