New Learning Paradigms from Charles Sosnik
An interesting article from Charles Sosnik from California, who demonstrates the way forward for learning seems to be coalescing internationally in independent learning.
Learning is becoming consumerized. There is actually more money being spent on learning swag on the consumer side of education than in schools. Much of this swag is built from the ground up to be sophisticated, learner-centric programming that allows for learner choice without a predetermination of outcome. These learning programs are finding their way into schools, allowing technology to do the heavy lifting so teachers can do the actual job of teaching. Children can already access all the knowledge in the world. The job of teachers as repositories of knowledge is outdated, much like the horse and buggy. No one decried the lack of horses in transportation. The world was changing, and people bought cars. Transportation was improved. The Internet has forever changed the role of teachers. The career choices of our children will require certain skills, chief among those are the ability for our children to plan and execute ways of figuring things out, creating their own pathways of knowledge acquisition.
The Paradigm Shift of Student-Centered Learning | Charles Sosnik | LinkedIn