Thursday, 1 October 2015
Journey of an Educator
An educator's journey is a bit different these days. You don't really know where you are going to end up. As an educator, I like to have my goals, and learning outcomes pretty much sorted. But this 21st century stuff is not as easy as you think. The goals are open ended. The outcome may be entirely different to what you thought it would be.
We know where we have come from - a tried and true industrial method of drafting off the "academics" from the "labourers" with a few skilled trades people in between. The trouble is, we don't know where we are going these days. The world is unpredictable. Technology is advancing so quickly. We may not need to even learn how to drive, since Google and other companies are on the threshold of delivering that promise. We are preparing our students for the unknown.
And as for our destination.....do you think we will know when we get there?
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