Some brief thoughts...
New can be shiny, appealing, fresh - lots of positive connotations. Most everybody loves new. Advertisements promote New - often followed by improved. Sometimes it's just "All New". However it is presented, New is presented as what we need, and what we need now. There is often urgency with new.
Emerging is like new. It is so new it's not even here yet, but we can't wait until it is. Because it will be New, and new is great, shiny, appealing, fresh. You get the picture.
New is not necessarily better - often it can be much worse.
New attracts and beguiles us and maybe blinds us to rational reflection as to its worth.
For example Radithor was New and was heralded as a brilliant innovation - the results were jaw-dropping, literally. It was just triple-distilled water with at least one microcurie of Radium-226 and 228 isotopes, manufactured between 1918 and 1928. Radithor was advertised as a NEW medicine for arthritis, rheumatism, mental illnesses, stomach cancer and impotence. Eben Beyers, a wealthy American socialite, athlete and industrialist believed in Radithor, and drank nearly 1400 bottles. He became really ill in 1930 and stopped taking the radioactive water, but it was too late: he died in 1932, after parts of his mouth and jaw were surgically removed.
Disruptive is key because we live in a time of exponential change. If we are not innovating and moving forward, we are standing still, which in effect means we are going backwards in the path of exponential change.
Disruptive education disrupts the norm, the status-quo - that which got us here does not get us to the new and the next THERE.
So Disruptive then rather than emerging or new - but how do we disrupt?
So maybe to New, maybe to emerging but Yes let's look to disruptive because it will challenge us.