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Presentation given in the context of a master's seminar on education in transistion in the 21st century. Critical discussion of a rather opinionated article by the authors Bernie Trilling and Paul ...

Presentation given in the context of a master's seminar on education in transistion in the 21st century. Critical discussion of a rather opinionated article by the authors Bernie Trilling and Paul Hood from 1999.

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  • 1. Learning, Technology, andEducation Reform in theKnowledge Age according to Bernie Trilling and Paul Hood
  • 2. Background of the AuthorsBernie Trilling Paul Hood• Global Director for the Oracle • Social Psychologist Education Foundation • Director of Institutional• Co-Chair of the Partnership for Planning for WestEd 21st Century Skills• Director for the Technology In Education A selection of the authors employers:http://www.p21.org/about-us/strategic-council-members http://www.wested.org/cs/we/print/docs/areas.htm
  • 3. „Turning Point of the Knowledge Age“According to Trilling&Hood, the Knowledge Age started in 1991, when US spending for information technology was higher than for industrial capital goods• „with increased automation and the export of manufacturing to industrial-strength countries like China, industrial work in Knowledge Age countries like the US will continue to fade to low levels“• What is a Knowledge Age Country in a globalizing world?• What is happening here:http://www.manufacturingnews.com/news/ecindustrialpolicy1012121.html??
  • 4. The new aims of education
  • 5. Modern Learning Theory„a broad consensus has formed around key principles (..)Context: more authentic learning tasks (..), rich learning envoronmentsConstruction: external supports for internal model makingCaring: self-reliant and self-motivated workersCompetence: need to benefit from multiple talentsCommunity: social and cultural realms: group interaction, peer relations
  • 6. „Knowledge Age survival skills“
  • 7. Reform StrategiesTop-Down- focused mainly on standard tests and incentives for change- „you can only change what you measure“ – KA skills hard to measureBottum-Up- Educational innovations in projects, singular schools and communities- problem to scale these up, ensure sustainabilitySystemic-mixed Mode- Top-down initiated leadership and support for the development and co-ordination of bottom-up initiatives
  • 8. A new approach: Turn-around reform strategy* Competition in education and training„benefits of a well-managed, balanced level of competition may far outweigh the risks“; „Multi-billion $ school education market locked up in governmental and non-profit programmes“* Decreased Costs from the use of educational technology* Performance-based educational practices and measures„total quality management, assessments of employee“„devising and mentoring of quality measures for educational service providers“
  • 9. Turn around: Alternative learning Centres - Hybrid Campus: open 7 days a week, housing public and private schools, non- and for -profit bisinesses - Executive management team for educational balance and quality - Teacher as „primary learning adviser“ - mixed age teams working on wide variety of projects - wide variety of „just-in-time“ learning choices - online standards-based assessments and certifications of knowledgeHaving this in mind, take a look at the following:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mug66WnoSkhttp://www.eschoolnews.com/2009/06/01/school-of-the-future-lessons-in-failure/
  • 10. Questions?!What are the advantages and disadvantages of the decribed „turn-around strategy“ in education reform?What are the opportunities and challenges regarding the „alternative learning centers“ introduced?What is a Knowledge Age Country in a globalizing world?What is happening here:http://www.manufacturingnews.com/news/ecindustrialpolicy1012121.html??
  • 11. ReferencesTrilling, B., & Hood, P. (1999). Learning Technology and Education Reform in the Knowledge Age or "Were Wired, Webbed and Windowed, Now What?" Educational Technology, 39, 3, 5-18. accessed at http://www.wested.org/online_pubs/learning_technology.pdf on 08 October 2007http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mug66WnoSkhttp://www.p21.org/about-us/strategic-council-membershttp://www.wested.org/cs/we/print/docs/areas.htmhttp://www.eschoolnews.com/2009/06/01/school-of-the-future-lessons-in-failure/