Shifting Values, Multiple Delivery Formats and Diverse Voices - Teacher Education in a Culture of Entitlement Learning "Fast, Cheap, and Easy!"
Abstract: The current paradigm shift in teaching, aligned with rapid technological advancements based upon increasing access to both the construction and dissemination of knowledge, has contributed significantly to the unsettled terrain in which learning is expected to occur. Furthermore, the impact of a competitive marketplace entrenched in economic instability lends effectively to the mechanisms of ‘academic survival’ that have emerged within learning. This paradigm shift has influenced not only how students think about learning, but the attitudes, values and beliefs that students hold. Today, education should be “Fast, cheap and easy” which translates to “multiple delivery formats”, (fast), with, high economic educational value (cheap) and the expectation of student grade entitlement (easy). These attitudes and expectations reflect the culture of entitlement in learning.