Following links from an eChalk post to ITSC06 Slideshow I quite liked the following
•Kids view our schools as a Qantas Flight. “Sit down, face forward, strap yourself in, turn off your electronic devices” and be bored for several hours. If you are lucky the trip will be relevant, if not you can resume your life in 4 or 5 hours.
“the Instant On Generation”. Everything is immediatey available for them. They are constantly multi-tasking. Why can’t the kids of today sit still? Are they ADHD or just multi-tasking? Medicate or Educate? Our kids today are the Instant-On, Personalize It, Have It My Way generation
Creativity is the key to success in the 21st century. A big shift from left-brained to”whole-brained”. Employers are now looking for creativity, Engineering students now have to take Arts units,