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What are the challenges of today's educators? Do they need an education reform to start reforming their classroom?

What are the challenges of today's educators? Do they need an education reform to start reforming their classroom?

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  • 1. Drawing by Alexey Iorsh
  • 2. Let’s begin by asking…
  • 3. What isEducation?
  • 4. Education is just…
  • 5. a story of stories.
  • 6. Someonewantstotellthem
  • 7. Someonewantstolistentothem
  • 8. Education happens
  • 9. when you put together…
  • 10. someonewho wantsto teach
  • 11. +someonewho wantsto learn
  • 12. It is a simple equation.
  • 13. abct1p1TIMEPLACETeacherYou havethe timeand placeof theteacher
  • 14. abct2p2StudentAndthe timeand placeof thestudentTIMEPLACE
  • 15. abcabct1p1t2p2Teacher Student
  • 16. Traditional Educationabcabct1p1t2p2==In traditional education bothtimes and places are equal
  • 17. Virtual Educationabcabct1p1t2p2==WWWIn virtual education timesor places can be different
  • 18. abcabcWWWAnd the connection is…
  • 19. WWWTechnology
  • 20. But virtual education
  • 21. has been around for centuries.
  • 22. Teachers and students
  • 23. in different times and places
  • 24. have been connected
  • 25. by a technology called
  • 26. Books!
  • 27. With thisancienttechnology
  • 28. someone inone timeand place
  • 29. can tell astory
  • 30. to someonein adifferenttime andplace.
  • 31. Hopefully…
  • 32. Successful education
  • 33. was based on «expert users»
  • 34. of this ancient technology.
  • 35. That isgoodreadersandgoodwriters
  • 36. That is:good readers and good writers
  • 37. Yesterday:
  • 38. Berthe Morisot (1870) Johannes Vermeer (1670)Reading+Writing
  • 39. Today:
  • 40. Recording+Playingback
  • 41. The process is the same
  • 42. The tools are different
  • 43. Different Media Different Speeds
  • 44. When educationhas a time and a place
  • 45. We havea course
  • 46. A course is a place
  • 47. where you can go
  • 48. to listen to a story
  • 49. Then a course is
  • 50. One story
  • 51. One story+One host
  • 52. One story+One host+Several guests
  • 53. But today we have
  • 54. New principlesThe MaterialsAtoms vs. BitsProcessing Informationvs. Moving ObjectsIntangiblesCollective KnowledgeGeneration of IdeasOverinformationMisinformationGil Bruvel
  • 55. New principlesThe PlaceDistance is redefinedFrontiers are obsoleteThe World is your audienceand your competitorChallenges and threatsare closer…one click apartGil Bruvel
  • 56. New principlesThe TimeInstantaneousInteractive / FeedbackReal time / MultitaskingConstant ChangeA Life Projectvs. A Life of ProjectsGil Bruvel
  • 57. ¡Help!
  • 58. There is a new arena
  • 59. for this ongoing conversation
  • 60. between teachers and students.
  • 61. The virtual classroom
  • 62. WWWVirtual CampusVirtual ClassroomActivities• Discussions• Questionnaires• Homework• Glossaries• Chats• Blogs• WikisResources• Links• Readings• Learning ObjectsFiles• Folders• Documents• Videos / Audios
  • 63. A place full of tools
  • 64. for the host to find new ways
  • 65. to tell the story
  • 66. A story can be told in sequenceVirtual Classroom
  • 67. Virtual ClassroomOr not…
  • 68. It can be full ofresourcesReadingsLinks VideosSimulationsLearning objectsAudios
  • 69. And activitiesDiscussionsChatsHomeworkQuestionnairesBlogsWikisGlossariesPuzzles
  • 70. But it willbe lifeless
  • 71. without anactiveinteraction
  • 72. of all theparticipants
  • 73. So theresources
  • 74. andactivities
  • 75. areimportant
  • 76. but not asimportant
  • 77. ascreating
  • 78. A community
  • 79. We can have
  • 80. the best of both worlds
  • 81. and go toschool
  • 82. in manyways
  • 83. But what aboutthe “old” classroom?
  • 84. Education is …
  • 85. …an economic process …
  • 86. …of transformation.
  • 87. When I pass through this process…
  • 88. …I become…
  • 89. …an «educated» person.
  • 90. It is a costly process$
  • 91. …that I pay…$
  • 92. …or someone else pays.$TaxesCitizensEnterprises
  • 93. It is expensive. Yes.
  • 94. But… is it valuable?
  • 95. What is value?
  • 96. Value
  • 97. Value= worthiness
  • 98. Values= principles
  • 99. Valor= braveryHowbraveam I?
  • 100. Education as a process…
  • 101. …should raise my value.
  • 102. …should raise my value.+Valuable
  • 103. …should raise my value.+Values+Valuable
  • 104. …should raise my value.+Values+Valor+Valuable
  • 105. Is it working?
  • 106. Who should be blamed?TheBureaucracy?
  • 107. Who should be blamed?TheCongress?TheBureaucracy?
  • 108. Who should be blamed?The President?TheCongress?TheBureaucracy?
  • 109. Who should be blamed?The privatesector?TheCongress?TheBureaucracy?The President?
  • 110. No…The privatesector?TheCongress?TheBureaucracy?The President?
  • 111. The blame isThe privatesector?TheCongress?TheBureaucracy?The President?
  • 112. TheBureaucracy?The blame is…on us!Students
  • 113. …on us!The blame is Andon us!TeachersStudents
  • 114. Because…
  • 115. Because…We tolerate mediocrity!
  • 116. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!Educationis us…
  • 117. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!We want quality in education…
  • 118. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…but we don’t show up for it.
  • 119. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!And when we go…
  • 120. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…we are not there.
  • 121. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!We want more resources…
  • 122. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…to «preserve» them.
  • 123. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!We want freedom…
  • 124. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…of expression.
  • 125. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!We are against privatization…
  • 126. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…but we never deprive ourselves…
  • 127. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…of the products…
  • 128. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…of the products……of the private sector.
  • 129. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!We want changes…
  • 130. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…but we don’t vote.
  • 131. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!We deplore corruption…
  • 132. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…of others.
  • 133. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!We embrace technology…
  • 134. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…that “eases” our lives.
  • 135. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!We understand originality…
  • 136. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…as not being caught.
  • 137. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…as not being caught.Investigation = Compilation
  • 138. A teacher is measured…
  • 139. …by the amount of diplomas.
  • 140. The job of the educator
  • 141. The job of the educatorhas turned into«diplomacy»
  • 142. The job of the educatorhas turned into«diplomacy»Or the art ofaccumulating…
  • 143. The job of the educatorhas turned into«diplomacy»Or the art ofaccumulating…diplomas
  • 144. We want to be doctors…
  • 145. …so we won’t teach to undergrads
  • 146. Our intellectual «production»…
  • 147. …is buried in unread magazines.
  • 148. …is buried in unread magazines.And rarely used in the classroom.
  • 149. Investigation…
  • 150. …is just a cruel joke.
  • 151. The quality of education…
  • 152. …is attested in certifications.
  • 153. …is attested in certifications.Far, far away from the classroom.
  • 154. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!Undergraduated studies are…
  • 155. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…undervalued.
  • 156. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!So we need to «acquire»...
  • 157. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!…more diplomas.
  • 158. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!We became «consumers»…
  • 159. …of the diploma industry.
  • 160. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!Many graduatedEducamos a muy pocos
  • 161. ¡Toleramos la mediocridad!Many graduatedFew educated
  • 162. So we need…
  • 163. …a real education reform…
  • 164. …in the classroom.
  • 165. ¡Toleramos lamediocridad!We have everything:The placeThe peopleThe time
  • 166. ¡Toleramos lamediocridad!Why don’t werescuethe classroom?
  • 167. ¡Toleramos lamediocridad!Let’s value the hour of class!Do we investigate?Do we question?Do we debate?Do we share?Do we build?Do we create?Do we…learn?
  • 168. ¡Toleramos lamediocridad!Let’s celebrate the encounter!What doI bring?What doI take away?Was it valuable?What’s next?
  • 169. ¡Toleramos lamediocridad!Let’s enrich the experience!Do we knoweach other?Do we laugh?Do we live?Are weaccomplices?
  • 170. ¡Toleramos lamediocridad!Let’s value the «product»!What’s thevalue of…what I wrote?…what I read?…what I built?…what I brought?…what I asked?
  • 171. ¡Toleramos lamediocridad!Let’s privatize education!In the privacy…of myclassroom…of myteammatesIn my privacy.
  • 172. Let’s certify education!Am I a little bit…wiser?…worthier?…braver?Do I attest it?Do I certify it?
  • 173. Let’s reform education!In each classroomIn each courseIn each hour of classIn each teacher…
  • 174. What are wewaiting for?
  • 175. Who needspermission?
  • 176. Let’s start the«conspiration»…!
  • 177. …in the classroom!
  • 178. Thank youFind my free e-book“El Profe Virtual” (Spanish)http://www.profevirtual.comGuillermo Ramírez(Do not hesitate to comment and share this presentation if you like it)

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