Alvin Toffler Amanda Tame TCI 537 November 2010
Futurist Radical views Transform education Reject out-dated models Embrace needs of our students
The “old way” Train students to be factory workers Managed by bell schedules Transported en masse by busses Inflexible curriculum Treat students as a group
The “new way” Diversify our approach Treat students as individuals Accept complex nature of our students’ lives Teach hands-on skills Bring experts into the classroom
Stretch our thinking Schools open 24 hrs a day Students start school as early as age 2 or 3 Students start school as late as age 7 or 8 Teaching should not be a life-long career Teachers should get other jobs to supplement their pedagogy
Change is inevitable Change is happening all around us We can embrace the change or fight it We need to prepare students for their futures Let’s be proactive Embrace the revolution!