The End of Teaching As We Know It by @cteduonline
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In my experience in education (i.e., urban and rural high school teacher, adjunct professor, industry trainer, professional development provider), I have learned one thing about education. And that is, it MUST change.
Most higher education programs teach a hybrid of students, some who know and use technology and some who do not, and are taught by professors who aren’t quite sure how to truly take advantage of the tools. The students who are fluent in technology are bored and the students who aren’t are lost. These students are then thrown into schools that have varying degrees of technology integration. They are often faced with the constraints of meeting the standards, having students pass standardized tests, and trying to be relative without funding to support their efforts. However, the time has come for a dramatic change and we should embrace what is happening now.
The role of the educator has changed. The idea that students need to go to school to learn from professionals is no longer the case. The impersonal, lecture-based, teacher-centered model doesn’t work. Students want more. They want relevancy in their education, they want be guided to mastery and mentored. They want to create, remix, and share. They want instantaneous information and they want it to be accessible when they need it. The list goes on and on.
For that reason we need to meet those demands. A summary of what is needed was creatively defined in a slideshare presentation by Alvaro González-Alorda titled “The End of Teaching As We Know It.” In this presentation, he provides information from some of today’s major schools and companies.