8 Jul 2017
What Is The Future Of Education?
In a global world in which the content one has direct access to on the Internet is increasing in an exponential manner, the issue of the obsolescence of our teaching system is becoming quite acute. As a matter of fact, the digital natives are now able to find, on their own, the information they need for their training. In addition, with the use of the Internet or connected objects, the active participation of pupils is multiplied tenfold. Teaching in the future will therefore need to adapt to the new contingencies of our digital era and to needs that are unheard of at the present time.
The teacher’s role will not be to transmit information but rather to provide the pupils with the multidisciplinary tools in order for them to be able to select the relevant information, to assess it and make good use of it. In the same manner, the development of digital, and therefore dematerialized, teaching will put an end to the constraint of having a teacher physically present. Should we encourage this evolution? Should we fear it?
Answering these questions means raising the issue of the level of disruption generated by the ITCs and their multiple applications on pupils, teachers, structures, content and teaching methods. A number of questions arise from this observation. Can we trust digital tools to teach our children? Can we do without schools where our children learn to socialize? Should we put an end to the single teaching model?
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