• Who are our learners?• What are we preparing them for?• How are we preparing them for this?• What are the implications of connectivity for learning and schooling?
• 2008 - born 16 February• 2010 - start pre-school• 2013 - start school• 2023 - sit first NCEA exams• 2026 - enter workforce
• The top ten in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004• We are preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist• Using technologies that haven’t been invented• In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
• In a world that is increasingly globalised• Where interactions with other cultures, other languages and other ways of doing things will be the norm• Where the ability to move smoothly between and among these contexts will differentiate those who are successful.
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Technology changes the way the world works. As technology evolves, so must the skill sets of those who use it. In order to remain competitive tomorrow, today’s students need to develop techniques that readily adapt to changes as they occur. http://www.ncrel.org/engauge/skills/engauge21st.pdfhttp://www.unctv.org/education/teachers_childcare/.../skillsbrochure.pdf
http://publications.becta.org.uk/display.cfm?resID=41343 • Increased learner effectiveness or performance gains • Increased learner efficiency • Greater learner engagement or satisfaction • More positive student attitudes to learning
a. ICT has a powerful deﬁning impact on all important aspects of our lives and hence our culture"b. The ICT revolution is a part of a group of intertwined revolutions that in the past 20 years have been transforming Western culture from a modern into a postmodern culture"
• A minimum emphasis - not a comfortable option "• Getting technology to serve the system - supporting the existing structures"• Merge and evolve - adapt and respond to new possibilities"
Schools that are well resourced in technology and show the greatestimprovement in results have the following characteristics: (p.20) • Technology informs rather than leads decisions about teaching and learning • Resource decisions are addressed head-on, with a move to more flexible approaches • There is effective technical support that is seen as a central element of the whole school strategy • There is a realistic expectation of the level of support, including development time, needed to change the educational practice of teachers