Waiting for the revolution

Reading today in the SMH about the demise in the record industry, seems to have parallels and similar lessons for education.  Firstly the industry is based on flawed assumptions:

  • Generic business mode
  • Monopoly on information
  • Single source providors
  • Users can’t be creators
  • Captive audience

Anna Pattys piece Grades worse than the ’60’s is another confirmation that despite the increased spending & advent of ICT, literacy and numeracy hasn’t improved in Aussie schools (a trend found in other Western countries). So whats to be done? Plenty- as most of us know-no amount of investment in class sizes, ICT programs etc will rectify the chasm which is widening between C18 industrial based education models, and the real information society beyond the school gates.  How many more academics, educators, students and media articles will it take to convince parents and govs. a radical overhaul is overdue.

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About thand

I'm a currently working at NSW Departrment of Education & Training, Connected Classrooms Program, Sydney.
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