10th Asia Didac Forum 2019
The New Transformation
Management theorist Peter Drucker once observed: “Learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”
In education for instance, there is often more emphasis on teaching than learning. The current test-driven system, which views teaching as imparting the right answers to the students, often does a poor job of equipping students to find the right question.
Today, as the 4th industrial revolution transforms the global landscape, the true goal of education is to inspire students with a lifelong capacity and passion for learning. It is at least as important that students be able to ask the right question as it is to know the right answer so they are prepared not simply with knowledge but with the skills and strategies they need to succeed in the real world, and will continue to learn throughout their lives.
As technology continuously evolves, so do our lives around it. In recent years education has been impacted significantly, in terms of both the teaching and learning experience, and this can be felt all the way from preschool to university. There’s the evolution from hard to soft copy, and the move to interactive textbooks and whiteboards. We’ve seen the introduction of laptops and tablets in the classroom, and a growing number of online courses. The technology has dramatically changed the way we access and circulate information.
Technology is playing a role in transforming education. Across the world, educators everywhere are proving that it can be done by anyone.
Join us and participate in dialogues about how one can make a different towards the new transformation of education in this region.