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Teaching challenges - education and technology - Roles of teachers today

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what are the challenges for teachers in today´s changing education world? are we accepting them? are we facing and understanding the changes, variations, and new orientation it requires?
Is our role the same as it used to be in the recent past?
What are the attitudes towards the application and use of the digital learning environments?

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Teaching challenges - education and technology - Roles of teachers today

  1. 1. By Silvia Sowa
  2. 2. Teachers• “Teachers’ decisions may affect the lives of students in many ways…• Trial and error can not be part of the developing professional field of an instructor…• A teacher’s mind must be clear and student oriented enough for him to be able to understand his students.”Silvia Sowa
  3. 3. Are you teacher… accepting the challenges of the new digital era in education?
  4. 4. • Teachers today have many questions.• It is not an easy task to become part of the changing educative contexts.• When facing changes of today´s education; we could say there might be certain “postures” towards the immersion of the new learning and teaching environments.
  5. 5. Teachers’ attitudes towards new education Techno-phobic Closed position Getting In between (no involved preparation Open position Middle of the (instruction) road position
  6. 6. • Teachers have taken a new role, now they accompany, orient, and guide through the new learning environments.• They are immigrants in this techno- social- knowledge era.• They face many changes in their students attitudes, interests, and ways to learn.
  7. 7. Challenges• Native students characteristics:• Multitask learners.• Social and cooperative attitudes towards learning.• Ability to use technology and its applications.• Global mind processes for solving problems.• Digital skills.
  8. 8. Native versus immigrant
  9. 9. Teachers need to:• Develop digital competence.• Get training.• Learn and apply digital and technological resources.• Learn to use searchers and resources.• Become innovative and creative.• Support each other, cooperate, collaborate, learn together….• Dare!
  10. 10. Students need to:• Learn the appropriate ways to use technology in their own preparation process.• Get knowledge and awareness of the Internet privacy and security.• Organize time, value skills.• Learn the ethical and legal use of social networks, material, sources, etc.• Critical attitude, sense of cooperation.• Control over content matter.• Organize and apply methods for specific purposes.
  11. 11. Recommendations• Change and learning have to be engaged to unity and cooperation from institutions.• Curriculum must be revised and planned.• Resources have to be prepared, tested, and verified.• Teachers training programs have to be organized.• Change should be structured and well- planned.
  12. 12. • Sources:• Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. Prensky, Marc. ©2001• Lifelong Learning. Redecker, Christine. 2008.• Literacy and Numeracy Skills. Maher, Eleen. 2011• The Changing Classroom. Article 2987 issue of THE Journal. 2012• Silvia Sowa. 2012• Please do fair use of this article by using the copyrights of this material.