It is explicitly clear that the world has changed massively from a focus on industry towards a more crisp focus on information (Fadel and Trilling, 2009). Information is readily available to everyone, everywhere in the planet at any given time thanks to the internet. I will focus on making sure that learners are taught how to sort through the barrage of information that exists so as to find the useful information applicable to their particular situations. Additionally, I will make information technology be the critical focus of the teaching and learning process.
In terms of making information technology a central focus in my classrooms, I will make sure that all learners in my class have a computer with access to the internet. Accessibility to a computer with the internet will enable my students find information relevant to our classroom and also up to date.
Along the line of helping my students sift through bulk information from the internet, I will guide them towards finding and using credible sited such as Google scholar and slide share. I will also help them to discriminate between useful information from useless information by teaching how to engage critically in all facets of their schooling.
Indeed, the journey as been tedious, bringing me into realms of 21st- century education that I had never imagined. For instance, the concept of preparing students to meet new challenges that are still unknown and preparing them for jobs that still do not exist opened up my mind to think critically.
Going forward, I think the journey is going to be much tougher than the one I have experienced. It is easier to say that we are in the information age, and that we have to base our society on information and expertise but that alone does not cut it. A lot of thinking is required to come up with innovative ways to prepare our student to be both proactive and adept problem solvers. Stakeholders in business and technology, among other ...Show more