Sunday, October 31, 2010

Additional Assignment #3

Changing Education Paradigms

After watching Changing Education Paradigms by Sir Ken Robinson, I learned a lot. At first I must admit I was a little distracted with the drawings but after it helped me understand what the narrator was talking about. Having animations to go with the text helps you grasp all the information said.
I completely agree with Sir Ken Robinson when he said that today's kids are literally being fed with medicine to solve all their problems. This shows us that we rely on other things way too much, and we forget about simple, easy things. It takes much more to motivate a student in a classroom, as it’s boring for them. Like the presentation showed, they are much more interested by technology and everything, which is evolving around them.
If I had to do something like this with other kids, I would like to do the sound effects.

1 comment:

  1. Great points Elo!

    I agree, dropping out is not very smart. I think it is important for us as teachers and students to realize that we are all a part of a major transition period in education and we must take the good with the bad. Something as big as education can not change overnight but it can, and is in the process of changing. EDM 310 is a great example. This is only the third semester that this format has been attempted and it is getting better all the time. Just a little over two years ago I started with EDM 310 and it was very much still a traditional course. We have come a long way. So, taking a, “The glass is half-full,” position, I would say that this is a great time to be an educator as we are on the verge of an educational revolution the likes of which has never been seen before. I for one am delighted. SS