Learning, Teaching and Initiating 21st Century Practices
Friday, June 29 11:35-11:55 AM Location: Mount Princeton
Presider: Vogelsang Melanie, Steve JobsSchools, Netherlands
Abstract: Engagement of every student is key to learning and research trends towards 21st Century practices. Computers revolutionized traditional teacher practices and still are not fully utilized. As research shows, regardless of area economy, students share an affinity for 21st Century technology as meeting their needs visually, audibly and occasionally as the closest measure for tactile engagement. Teachers must embrace this methodology for future success. Douglas Kellner of UCLA states, “This Great Transformation poses tremendous challenges to educators to rethink their basic tenets, to deploy the media in creative and productive ways, and to restructure schooling to respond constructively and progressively to the technological and social changes that we are now experiencing.” Our school is rising to this challenge, introducing cell phones, computers, interactive boards, clicker units, film, blogs and podcasts into the learning process and is not without lessons learned and ideas for future practices regarding implementation and faculty support.