With the rapid-development of technology and economy, digital world endow people ability to obtain much more information than before. With the huge information base, people’s behavior might be multicultural and complex. Human behavior is the guideline of the society development. Any social change is related to the social behavior, social opinion and social ideology. According to her essay “Project Classroom makeover”, Cathy Davidson claims that digital media could teach people to rethink the relationship between the basic daily life and society’s issues, and also enhance people’s creativity.
“Our ability to adapt to the web as it adapts to us will determine its future and our own” -Paul Gilster Literacy is generally termed as an individual’s basic ability to read and write. Literacy takes an intrinsic part in our society and is seen as a tool for empowerment, it enables individuals to participate and contribute to the society that they live in (Jones-Kavalier & Flannigan, 2006). Prior to 21st century, literacy was conventionally perceived as the set of skills to read, write and count (Jones-Kavalier & Flannigan, 2006). But with the advent of new millennium, literacy has expanded and has assumed new meanings
As we can notice traditional classroom cannot longer satisfy the needs of education in the 21st- century. So we have to make radical changes in order to create the classroom that will motivate students to learn. Teachers today teach using different pedagogical approaches and various instructional methods. According to fact that our educational system is changed with the help of technology the 21st -century classroom should be a productive environment where students can develop the skills they will need in workplace. The modern 21st-century classrooms should encourage students to develop their high order thinking skills.
The two other theories are Fred Jones and Jacob Kounin. Kounin states his feeling of inadequacy in trying to help teachers, especially beginning ones, with problems of importance to them. Discipline is one problem frequently verbalized by teachers. However Jones says that the teacher must succeed in managing discipline and instruction. He also states that during the process of growth and change, training is the easy part of effective professional development.
When new technologies are integrated into the classroom both teachers and students need to become accustomed to it before they can fully reap the benefits. Because of this, "teachers' first technology projects generate excitement but often little content learning. Often it takes a few years until teachers can use technology effectively in core subject areas (Goldman, Cole, & Syer, 1999)." Educators are taking a risk by placing computers in the classroom. According to Woronov (1994), computers themselves do not automatically change the nature of teaching and learning, but that it is the way the teachers use the technology that creates a conducive learning environment.
Learning can be adaptive and flexible to meet life’s demand. Although it is important to learn new things, the new material learned is not as important as the process of learning itself. In the process of learning, one’s mind is transformed and engaged. They will be introduced to new things and their ideas and thinking will be changed forever. When learning new things, seeing the value of things become
At present the role and status of English is that it is the language of social context, political, socio cultural, business, education, industries, media, library, communication across borders, and key subject in curriculum and language of imparting education. The impact of technology on education has been tremendous recently and that is the reason distance education has soared. It is because of the technology that we are offering many online courses and degrees now. Online education has made it convenient to enrol in a course from anywhere. This allows enrolling and learning a less popular language that locally may not be available.
There are many ways to define success and there are also many ways people view success in different ways. Individuals can achieve success while venturing down many different paths in life and (conversely) people can also fail in while following a single path to success. Cathy Davidson discusses the positives of the impact that technology has on the classroom in, her writing, “Project Classroom Makeover.” Davidson also discusses how society has been moving towards a standardized way of learning for the past few decades. The knowledge that the public needed to know throughout the past was not as intense as what they need to can comprehend now. While Gilbert’s essay, “Immune to Reality,” deals with how people learn and how success forms within
This modern digital pedagogy places emphasis on the digital tools that help students succeed in the classroom. This form of incorporation of technology is very important for our 21st century world. In today’s classrooms, there is a slow shift occurring that focuses more on learning through technology. As new technologies are invented and introduced to help students learn, current learning theories, pedagogy and digigogy will need to change in order to meet the needs of students. Teachers also need to make sure they keep up-to-date on modern day technologies so that their student’s can have every opportunity to learn
With the dawn of 21st century, technology replaced traditional facets of our lives. It changed the method of communication, changes the phenomena of mobility and had a great influence on reducing the round world to flat world (Purohit, Bhatia & Arumugam, n.d). The revelation of developing technologies leaves a significant impact on educational development (Isamail, Bokhare, Azizan & Azman, n.d). Some people think that technology is the solution of any problem but this not true in term of education. There is no best tool which is considered to cure the problems in education.
This is my interpretation and hopeful explanation of this part of how we create our identity is influenced. I learned what I expected to learn and then some. It seems like the class taught me so much more than the rules, it taught me theory of what good teaching is. I feel like this course brought me one step closer to being a highly qualified educator by understanding what one is. I can see there is much to learn, but have an idea what that means now.