21st century trends in education: Implications for learning and teaching in higher education
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The changing trends of learning and teaching in the higher education in 21st century are described. The knowledge is the first of these changes, which is related to the economy, which is no longer based on natural resources and the transformation of these natural resources into finished product. The second major change is the impact of information technology on education and in particular the communication of information. Lifelong learning has become a key word in the educational world. The changing higher education implies rethinking and reconstruction and it implies the re-examination of the ways of conducting its activities and changing fundamental aspects of its structure and operation.