5 Technologies That are Revolutionizing Education Uloop News The popularity of tablets in the classroom can already be seen in many places. Apple has partnered with public and private institutions to provide iPads to students for school.
"The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It’s one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward any subject area."
This article offers a critical review of the literature on 21st century knowledge frameworks, with a particular focus on what this means for teachers and teacher educators.
The authors accomplish this by identifying common themes and knowledge domains in 15 reports, books, and articles that describe the kinds of knowledge that researchers state are integral and important for success in the 21st century.
The authors argue that seemingly disparate frameworks converge on three types of knowledge, as necessary for the 21st century: foundational, meta, and humanistic. Although 21st century frameworks are thought to advocate new types of knowledge, little has actually changed in the new century with respect to the overall goals of education.
Despite this sense of continuity, significant changes related to how technologies change all three types of knowledge need to be conveyed.
The article ends with specific conclusions and recommendations for teacher education.
The first of a series of professional development modules for educators have been released by the ATC21S™ team. The modules are in English and Dutch.
In this session the reader will:
Become more familiar with a developmental approach to assessment and teaching, and the reasons we have taken this approach in ATC21S™.Understand the theoretical underpinnings of the teaching and learning associated with collaborative problem-solving and learning through digital networks.Understand the link between developmental learning and differentiated instruction.Be able to identify where differentiated opportunities to learn need to be provided to collaborative teams and members within teams.