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barriers_to_entry_facts_vs._skill_and_the_need_for_secondary_education [2014/04/28 15:18]
jevans19 [Does Technology Change the Need for Secondary/Postsecondary Education?]
barriers_to_entry_facts_vs._skill_and_the_need_for_secondary_education [2015/03/15 23:14]
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 //Educators struggle with the problem of overcoming the inertia of instructioal practices in the traditional classroom (Trimble,​2003). In these traditional classrooms, students are typically not provided with whole, dynamic learning experiences,​ but rather with limited, arbitrary activities. Schools frequently teach information from the various disciplines without providing adequate con-textual support with opportunities for students to apply what they are taught. “The resulting inauthenticity of classroom activity makes it difficult for children to see how school learning applies to their lives”//​((http://​files.eric.ed.gov/​fulltext/​EJ768721.pdf)) //Educators struggle with the problem of overcoming the inertia of instructioal practices in the traditional classroom (Trimble,​2003). In these traditional classrooms, students are typically not provided with whole, dynamic learning experiences,​ but rather with limited, arbitrary activities. Schools frequently teach information from the various disciplines without providing adequate con-textual support with opportunities for students to apply what they are taught. “The resulting inauthenticity of classroom activity makes it difficult for children to see how school learning applies to their lives”//​((http://​files.eric.ed.gov/​fulltext/​EJ768721.pdf))
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 +Technology in the classroom may be considered a tool for learning, as some might think but can also bring about a few issues. One issue being, the ability of teachers maintaining their students’ attention. Access to Internet, allows students the opportunity to research information rather than listen to their teacher’s lecture. Consequently,​ threatening the teacher’s ability to teach. This brings up the question, does technology help students? The article, "Most Powerful Tool in the Classroom"​ from Huffingtonpost.com reports:
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 +//"The hard truth is that the tech-savvy students of today do not want to be lectured to about facts they can instantly find with the click of a button on their smart phones. Siri can often give a more comprehensive answer than many of us on any given topic. Therefore, the honest truth is that HOW we teach must change. Making students memorize rote facts and regurgitate them is no longer sensible, and educators now have the opportunity to have students think much more critically, solve problems, and use their creativity in ways they never have been pushed to do in the past."//​[(http://​www.huffingtonpost.com/​sarah-wike-loyola/​the-most-powerful-tool-in_b_6012136.html)]
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 It remains to be seen how much the relationship between facts and skills will change, but the chase for skill sets is pressuring strict memorization in a school setting, and technology has a role in the transformation. Oddly enough, test scores do not seem to be improving with added tech in classrooms, so the educational environment remains in constant flux. It remains to be seen how much the relationship between facts and skills will change, but the chase for skill sets is pressuring strict memorization in a school setting, and technology has a role in the transformation. Oddly enough, test scores do not seem to be improving with added tech in classrooms, so the educational environment remains in constant flux.
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 Neil Kokemuller reported, "​Classroom instruction has changed as well. Teachers are often evaluated by students on their use of audio-visual tools to enhance learning. In junior high, high school and college, PowerPoint is often used for typical daily lectures. Computer simulations,​ virtual models, smart boards and digital tools are also used for in-class instruction or out-of-class projects. Some instructors even incorporate mobile devices, social media and the Internet into classroom activities to help students understand how to use technology in practical, productive ways."​((http://​everydaylife.globalpost.com/​technology-impact-schools-17781.html)) Many of these technologies are changing the environment a secondary education is obtained in, but in many ways students are obtaining more and more autonomy through the technological advancements making their way into schools, which in turn, changes the need for both teachers and a secondary education. While students cannot function entirely on their own, the changing landscape of education raises interesting questions as to what directions secondary and postsecondary education are going, and what role will both teachers and students themselves play in an evolving digital classroom. Neil Kokemuller reported, "​Classroom instruction has changed as well. Teachers are often evaluated by students on their use of audio-visual tools to enhance learning. In junior high, high school and college, PowerPoint is often used for typical daily lectures. Computer simulations,​ virtual models, smart boards and digital tools are also used for in-class instruction or out-of-class projects. Some instructors even incorporate mobile devices, social media and the Internet into classroom activities to help students understand how to use technology in practical, productive ways."​((http://​everydaylife.globalpost.com/​technology-impact-schools-17781.html)) Many of these technologies are changing the environment a secondary education is obtained in, but in many ways students are obtaining more and more autonomy through the technological advancements making their way into schools, which in turn, changes the need for both teachers and a secondary education. While students cannot function entirely on their own, the changing landscape of education raises interesting questions as to what directions secondary and postsecondary education are going, and what role will both teachers and students themselves play in an evolving digital classroom.
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barriers_to_entry_facts_vs._skill_and_the_need_for_secondary_education.txt · Last modified: 2015/03/23 00:38 by nlozano01_mail.roosevelt.edu