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The evolving context for education in the 21st century

By P. Pun

Abstract

Teachers are immigrants in their students\u27 digital world and risk being sidelined as irrelevant if they fail to embrace the learning potential offered by digital technologies. Former film producer turned British Labour politician David Puttnam keynote address at Curriculum Corporation 14th Annual Conference in Sydney said that today\u27s students were "digital natives" who had never known a world without a computer. But they were forced to "power down" when they entered a classroom to cope with their teachers, whom he described as "digital immigrants", suspicious of technology and begrudging of its place in schools

Topics: Education, Economic policy
Publisher: Education Services Australia
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:apo.org.au:174
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