http://dakinane.com Eductation as an industrial process… A sieve… to create a traditional hierarchy Does that model best reflect the needs of New Zealand today?
http://dakinane.com The Ministry have been working on this e-learning thing for a while Ministry of Education, 2006 “ Teachers can transform their teaching role through the deliberate and considered use of ICT.” p. 10 “ E-learning can contribute directly to the development of all these competencies and increasingly these competencies are applied in ICT rich contexts for all students.” p. 8 “ It will require a culture of continuous enquiry, innovation and improvement, risk taking and entrepreneurship.” Steve Maharey, Minister of Education. p. 3
http://dakinane.com The rationale: “ Students believe that using technology improves their writing skills” Issue 21, Term 1, February 2010 http://bit.ly/alCv0g
http:// dakinane.com On dis-engagement: Teachers recognised that “…an imperative to make the subject relevant was in opposition to more traditional approaches that de-contextualises the content.” Darby, L., (2009) Traditional Curriculum Student Interest Behaviour issues Student engagement Drop out rate
http:// dakinane.com Learning silos isolate relevance and minimise connections between disciplines and knowledge Literacy Numeracy Science Social Studies
http:// dakinane.com http://k-web.org/public_html/home.htm Interconnectedness = relevance “ Knowledge is immensely interconnected, this is the way of the Internet and the way things are going in general.” Burke, J., Interview: Dan Carlin’s Hard Core History March 1 2008
“ The people to be worried about are those in a digital age but who are not learning these sophisticated information gathering and information-processing skills, or creating things of their own based on what they learn and sharing it with others.” Palfrey, J. and Gasser, U., p. 241 (New York, 2008) who are growing up Digital divides http://dakinane.com