Let’s think like this. How will schools look like now in the future? Technology changes every industry in significant ways. Therefore, it is no surprise that the understanding of education, which has been continuing for the same standards for a long time, has also changed. This raises the question of how the schools of the future will be.
Our teaching and learning styles have come to a turning point that we will encounter once in a thousand years.
We live in a more competitive world than ever before. Changes and innovations in technology are happening much faster than we can imagine. The Internet broke all boundaries in terms of educational tools. We have a unique opportunity to apply these tools in new and smart ways to change education. At a time when an unprecedented change brings unprecedented flexibility, paradoxically the rigor of traditional education continues. At this point, technology-supported teaching and learning offers the best opportunity we have for a bright future.
Technology is not a learning tool in a classroom, unless you reshape the classroom.
Cathy N. Davidson (Duke University, Now you see it), “If you keep the technology changing and learning method the same, you’re spending good money on bad practice… Technology is not a learning tool in a classroom unless you reshape the classroom. Measurements, methods, goals and assessments all need to change. ” she notes. We need to integrate technology with our ways of learning and teaching. If a clever nesting cannot be achieved, it is not integrated into the learning process in meaningful ways. While digitizing, we try to digitize the old paradigm. This is the main problem. The teacher-student relationship, classroom and in-school environment need to change. However, education can become effective if this environment changes.
There is no better reason to achieve better learning.
Everything has changed in our modern classrooms. A learning-centered approach is characterized by considering what students need to learn and how they can help them achieve these goals. The course of learning is changing through the promotion of competence-based education that customizes academic experience according to the needs of students. The main task of education is to teach students how to learn. To make them want to learn. To nurture curiosity, to encourage the feeling of amazement, to instill confidence in them that they will have tools to find answers to many questions that we do not even know about to ask today.
In the future, learning will be individualized and education will be social.
Students increasingly expect a classroom experience that helps them not only passively acquire one-dimensional information, but also develop information for themselves. Students want to be more active in learning rather than passively listening. Digital technology will give students a chance to go further in their chosen field. Since it is now imperative that digital technology, which also changes other areas of life, change the world of education, the work can start by attracting the attention of children. Educators are increasingly expected to use various technology-based tools such as digital learning resources and courseware, and to engage in online discussion and collaborative writing. They also need to make progress in using active learning methodologies such as project and problem-based learning. Traditional campuses of the past are now looking for ways to deliver a more personalized educational experience.
By bringing together technology and education, we should highlight the human factor and human relations.
There are a lot of technological devices in classrooms these days. Although this is a good thing considering the digital age we live in, generally our technology efforts may not be exactly what we want. For example, we still see that technological tools are used to do what we normally do in much more expensive ways, and that many teachers use technology only to use technology. While there are many reasons for this to happen, one of the most important is that we don’t have many good ways to think about what happens when we see students and teachers use it for teaching and learning. We should not see technology as a value in itself, but as a way of increasing deep conceptual knowledge, making quality and current education much more portable, and making classes more humane.
If it is easy to complain about the current situation, it is not too difficult to produce theories about how something should be!
Just as it was possible to spread the industrial model to school systems in almost every country in the world over time; then it is possible to make active learning a universal reality in all schools worldwide. Unlike the average, reducing industrial approaches that sacrifice the student to the ‘students’ total, we can build a good synthesis from the applicable components of individual-oriented models in a universal framework. Using technology wisely will be our greatest strength at this point.