Speedof convergence

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<ul><li> 1. The Speed of Convergence Future Shock and The Technium</li></ul> <p> 2. Future Shock (1970) </p> <ul><li>Alvin Toffler </li></ul> <ul><li>The psychological state experienced by rapid change. </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Disorienting, Stressful </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Change is a disease </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Manageable, but unpredictable </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 3. Future Shock (1970) </p> <ul><li> The concept of future shock - and the theory of adaptation that grows from it strongly suggest that there must be balance, not merely between rates of change in different sectors, but between the pace of environmental change and the limited pace of human response.For future shock grows out of the increasing lag between the two. Alvin Toffler </li></ul> <p> 4. Future Shock in Education </p> <ul><li>Toffler warns EDU is dangerously malfunctioning </li></ul> <ul><li>ParentsEDU = Opportunity for Children </li></ul> <ul><li>TeachersEDU = Future Success </li></ul> <ul><li>Gov, Media, et al.Echo Parents &amp; Teachers </li></ul> <p> 5. Mirror Image http:// www.youtube.com / profwertz#p /f/40/zDZFcDGpL4U Schools Industry Students Teachers Schools Administration Raw Materials Workers Factories Management 6. What Technology Wants </p> <ul><li>1) Technium </li></ul> <ul><li>2) Volume: The failure of communication </li></ul> <ul><li>3) Parallel Invention </li></ul> <ul><li>4) Inverted Pyramid of Invention </li></ul> <ul><li>5) Malthusian Limits </li></ul> <ul><li>6) Paths of Technology </li></ul> <ul><li>How do these concepts relate to the ideas of Toffler and Robinson regarding education? </li></ul>