- I teach, therefore you learn... or do you?
I teach, therefore you learn... or do you?
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Exploring the changing expectations of our students.
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- I teach, therefore you learn... or do you? The changing expectations of our pupils
- We no longer live the way we used to
- We teach the way we used to We teach the way we were taught
- Our philosophy may be outdated
- We may be stuck in our old ways
- The old may feel safe and reliable
- Perhaps the new offers a better alternative
- Consider this:
- Charles Dickens wrote like this
- But our pupils read Charles dickens like this
- Yet we expect our pupils to produce work like this
- But not like this
- It may be time to reconsider the way we teach
- But why?
- Our pupils are not that different from us
- But they experience the world differently
- Think about it...
- Our generation watched TV: Limited information Structured schedules
- Their generation use computers: Limitless information 24/7 access
- Our pupils share the same interests we had: Friendship Socialising
- But they use different tools
- The means of communication have changed
- This is how they communicate:
- Communication may hold the key
- We need to start listening
- We need to teach using the right tools
- We need to teach life skills
- We need to stop resisting change
- We risk being left behind
- If we are to meet our students expectations
- If we are to engage our pupils
- If we are to remain relevant
- If we want them to learn from us
- We may need to learn from them
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