Changes in Education

New technology is in danger of swamping education in Scotland. There is no shortage of imaginative ideas for using this technology. Where are the people discussing and planning the strategy of its use across education?

Unless the pedagogy or methodology changes the new technology will become as boring as the old chalk and talk. And to change the pedagogy we must re-examine the goals. Our present system is based on the goals our Victorian forefathers saw as useful outcomes for educating the nineteenth century worker. We need to be certain that we have goals fit for purpose in the twenty first century.

Unfortunately unlike our predecessors we have a massive educational bureaucracy which is as difficult to shift as a supertanker and probably with about the same vision and imagination as the supertanker.

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About robthill

I am semi-retired ICT Staff Tutor in Dundee, Scotland and an online facilitator. The views here expressed are my own somewhat quirky feelings about the world as I see it, no doubt just as prejudiced as most other bloggers.

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