The requirements of life in modern society constantly become more demanding and change continuously at an increasing rate. This change is most visible in the use of technology, but is also in social structures, occupational pressures and leisure pursuits. All this puts a new emphasis on skills such as adaptability, the location and evaluation of information, decision making, understanding risk and team working. It also requires a disposition to adapt to, or even welcome, change.
In response to these developments, the structures, expectations, methods and content of education are also evolving. Some of the trends apparent are modernising the curriculum, adjusting teaching methods and styles, and reconceptualising assessment.