Being a teacher in the 21st century

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

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Being a teacher in the 21st century

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