Of Stephen Wilmarth's Five Socio-Technology Trends That Change Everything In Learning And Teaching
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Education has remained largely unchanged for over a century. The classroom model of the teacher passing his wisdom and knowledge to the students is a familiar one. Many of today’s classrooms utilize this traditional mode of instruction despite a number of technological advances. In his paper, Five Socio-Technology Trends That Change Everything in Learning and Teaching, Stephen Wilmarth comments on what education could be and should be like in the 21st century. Wilmarth discusses five socio-technology trends that he believes will change education forever. The author comments on technology’s influence on social trends and the implications for society, culture, learning and teaching. He argues that modern curriculum design should reflect these changes. The author asks educators to rethink what is being taught and how it is being taught. The following essay is a critique of Wilmarth’s work Five Socio-Technology Trends That Change Everything in Learning and Teaching.
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Five Socio-Technological Trends That Change Everything in Learning and Teaching
In Five Socio-Technological Trends That Change Everything in Learning and Teaching, Wilmarth looks at how technology is influencing social trends and how technology has changed education and how it will change it in the future. His thesis is based on the theory that new technology and social behaviors are changing the way we learn in the 21st century.