b'FEATURED ARTICLEA hybrid learning model to be incorporated in theA key challenge for educational institutions in the 21st future of education Century, is navigating student wellbeing in relation to The last 18 months have seen significant shifts inscreens and digital technology. More than four in five perspective on the delivery of education. Seven in tenstudents (82%) agree they struggle with spending too students (70%) describe their ideal learning situationmuch time on screens and technology, and they are as a hybrid one, where there is a combination of timeseeing the negative impacts in their daily life, with two in spent learning from home and in the classroom. Withthree (65%) agreeing social media is having a negative the digital increasingly replacing the physical, it isimpact on their mental health. Part of the challenge important to explore how this impacts student learningis that social media and the digital realm is key in and experience. This research shows that differentfacilitating connection to others and awareness of events environments best develop different skills. When itfor todays students. In fact, three in four students (74%) comes to adaptability (53%), personal organisation (49%)want to go off social media but havent because they and time management (46%) students are likely to saywould miss out on knowing what is happening in the that the online learning environment has best helpedworld around them.them develop these competencies. Students reflect that communication skills (56%) and collaboration (54%),Students are equipped for the transition to tertiary however, are more likely to be best developed in theeducationclassroom. The future of learning is likely therefore a hybrid one.The transition from school to tertiary education is often an exciting one, where students embark on a new season of life and acquire different skills and abilities. For this Navigating student wellbeing reason, it can also be a daunting one. Positively, students While students believe the high pressure to do well inbelieve that educational institutions are preparing them exams and assessments (72%) is the top challenge forwell for their next step, with more than seven in ten todays students, navigating their own mental wellbeingstudents (72%) feeling at least somewhat equipped to (63%) and loneliness and isolation (58%) are also keytransition from school to University or TAFE.challenges. Positively, more than four in five students (83%) believe educational institutions are extremely, very or somewhat effective at creating an inclusive educational community.34 FACE 2 FACE MAGAZINE'