What are the 5 biggest education trend in 2024?

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Here are five of the biggest education trends in 2024:

  1. Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been on the rise throughout 2023 as generative AI platforms such as ChatGPT have become widely accessible. In 2024, AI will become  in the educational space, prompting changes in school policies and encouraging educators to find new ways to embrace this rapidly developing technology.

As students build familiarity with generative AI, teachers will need to explore diverse ways to adopt this technology in the classroom, formally integrating AI as an educational tool. Encouraging the use of AI to support tutoring efforts, act as a creative aid, and assist research and planning will be crucial in helping students learn to utilize the technology in a way that is both productive and ethical, discouraging cheating and unethical usage of these technologies

  1. Supporting teachers

Recognizing the critical role educators play in shaping the future, educational institutions are increasingly prioritizing teacher well-being to address the pervasive issue of teacher burnout.
To reach the objective, schools are creating professional development programs, reducing administrative burdens, and improving work-life balance.
With this in mind, educational leaders are also redesigning school spaces to create environments that better cater to teacher needs. Improved educator spaces foster collaboration, creativity, and a sense of community.

  1. Vibrant and engaging learning spaces

In 2024, schools are moving towards vibrant and colorful learning spaces, departing from traditional neutral designs in order to foster student mood and behavior.
This trend, exemplified by colors like Peach Fuzz, the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year,  aims to enhance student mood, motivation, and engagement.
By prioritizing visually-stimulating environments, schools seek to create inspiring, collaborative spaces that cater to diverse student needs and promote wellbeing.

  1. Accessibility and equity

In 2024, education trends emphasize fostering equity through enhanced accessibility, prioritizing removal of barriers for all students.
Schools employ new technologies and teaching methods to cater to diverse learning styles and needs and create more inclusive learning environments.

This reflects a commitment to recognizing and valuing student diversity, ensuring every learner has equal opportunities to thrive academically and personally.

  1. Nontraditional learning models: Microschools, microlearning, game-based learning, and more!

Foreseen by the 2023 trend forecast, a significant shift towards nontraditional learning models is expected throughout the year, driven by a desire for innovation and improved outcomes.
Methods like gamification, microlearning, and microschools are gaining traction, supported by advancements in technology.

These approaches offer personalized, collaborative, and flexible learning experiences, with continued growth expected in areas such as esports programs and spaces.
Additionally, we expect for schools to design more multi-use spaces in media centers to act as both creation and viewing spaces for digital and video content, such as the short-form content used for microlearning.