Demanding Agenda for teachers.
Changes in the demand for skills have profound implications for the competencies which teachers themselves need to acquire to effectively teach 21 century skills to their students. A generation ago, teaching a fixed syllabus of content was at the center of education in most countries. Today, where individuals can access content on search engines, where routine rule based knowledge is being digitized, teachers need to enable people to become lifelong learners, to manage complex ways of working that computers cannot take over easily. The past was curriculum centered, the present is learner centered, which means that education systems increasingly need to identify how individuals learn differently and foster new forms of educational provision that take learning to the learner and allow individuals to learn in the ways that are most conducive to their progress. In short, the kind of education needed today requires teachers to be high-level knowledge mediators who constantly advance their own professional knowledge as well as that of their profession.