Sunday, 5 November 2006

Digital natives and Digital Immigrants

Digital natives and Digital Immigrants
Been reading Marc Pransky's work. He is an advocate for complex game use in education.

Pransky also refers to digital immigrants and digital natives. Our students are digital natives. Most of us are digital immigrants.

No matter how hard we try, we will still speak with an accent.

This brings me to think about our role as educators. This thinking supports the shift from teacher directed methods of teaching and the role of the teacher as facilitator. The teacher is no longer the all knowing expert ... but may be the all knowing learner!

I recently heard a podcast which declared ... "Teaching is dead. Long live learning!"

The successful teacher will be the one who continually learns, thus improving their practice and what they can offer their students.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there

I'm getting a new word on my radar - 'knowledge-power'

10:40 am  

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