Think what it will be like to teach in 10 years? 20 years? What kind of classroom or learning environment do you want for the future?
Write a 6 page paper in which you:
- Describe your current or chosen education situation (classroom teacher)
- What is the current prevalent learning theory that you see in this environment?
- Explain why you think this is.
- Research past trends in education.
- Pick one education technology that failed to make it or is now obsolete.
- Discuss why you think it did not last from a practical and theoretical perspective. For example, Channel One schools was a corporate-school partnership (started in 1989) that gave every classroom in a middle or high school a TV, two VCRs for the school, and a satellite dish. In return, students had to watch a 12-minute news program each morning, which contained 2 minutes of commercials. This program didn’t last very long even though at its peak, over 1,000 schools participated.
- Research emerging technologies in education.
- Pick the top 3 that you think will have the most impact on your current or chosen education situation for the next 10 years.
- Describe these technologies and why you think they will have an impact from a learning theory perspective.
- From your research and your own experience, what do you want the “classroom of the future” to be like in 10 years?
- Write up a detailed plan and explain your choices.
- Note this can be a physical classroom, a blended learning situation, or an online classroom.
- Explain how it works with your own philosophy of education.
- Provide at least five references that support your analyses.
- At least three of these sources need to be from the past two years.
- The rest of the sources must be from within the last five years.