Radical Change

“Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society?”

Perhaps the question should really be “HOW will ICT redefine the way we learn?”

The propositions in this video are no longer new. ICT has become so ubiquitous and indeed so indispensable these days that to imagine that it will not affect the education sector can only mean living in denial.

Many have spoken of a precipitating point that will bring about great change to the current, very efficient and well-oiled machinery called the school system. Or will it be a slow metamorphosis glacier crawl towards that final new state of education?

The education system has often been seen as the preserver of societal norms and its stability and predictability is thus much treasured. From my limited experience in the local context, many are attracted to teaching because of these features of stability and predictability too. In these days of rapid and seismic change, the system is now caught in a tug of war between this traditional role and that of being at the leading edge of change.

Balance?Instead of throwing out the old altogether, is balancing the existing with the new approaches the way to go?

Or must this change or redefinition be more radical?

The stake is high, and the final outcome seems too much of an unknown. Moreover, the impact of education is felt many years later. It has all the trappings of something revolutionary and radical.

We all seem to agree that change is needed and will in fact be inevitable. So what are our roles now? What is stopping us?


About pauseability

An educator at large and learner at heart. Founder of Pauseability. Encouraging everyone to learn to pause, and pause to learn.
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One Response to Radical Change

  1. Edison says:

    I always used to read post in news papers but now as I am a user of internet
    therefore from now I am using net for posts, thanks to web.


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