Project-based learning: there was evidence that this methodology is a problem for many families and that; consequently, it would be appropriate to strike a balance between conventional “duties” and ABP.
There was also a finding on the lack of existing resources in classrooms today and the difficulties of such deficiency; I found a very interesting debate and I rushed to ask on Facebook.
There was some debate on Twitter about the Projects vs. conventional Duties … I would like to take Facebook, where you can write almost unlimited characters, to ask your opinion: if there were no restrictions precursors or wills (i.e. if no posed a nuisance alleged), sacrificial traditional and conventional “duties” by projects and problem-based learning?
But we have a tricky question… Can innovate in education without ICT? The first answer was yes to the first, yes to the second. Well, to be honest, I think exactly the same. Obviously, it is debatable, but here are my arguments.
Question of planning
If families reported discomfort with the ABP perhaps we are planning improperly charging academic work that students take home: A Flipped methodology could solve that problem. However, the Flipped Room cannot save a huge obstacle: the lack of resources that may be in the home of origin. True. Still, to shake up and rethink how we plan within the educational program, divide the time otherwise make longer and dense teaching units, as the ARGO Group, will prevent children take home work more “normal”. In addition, conventional “duties” and have also pose course, has always been a problem and an object of complaint: for many years, the “duties” are under discussion, and not without reason.
Scarce resources, yes … but…
Returning to the likely scarce resources outside the school, one wonders whether this is a cause for break or complaint: the school, colleges and institutes, should equip their students with the necessary resources to achieve the maximum possible use of their schooling; referring to the principle of equal opportunities and the need for equality of results, it is pertinent to state that, perhaps, the ministerial bodies are not fulfilling their duty at the time when a student or a student depends on the material means of his family to provide educational resources you really need and, in 2014, should not have much to do with heavy textbooks.
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And the family?
When necessary learning materials are available for each and every one of our students, then we can approach the dialogue with families; it is true that perceptions about the Internet or computers that might have at home can collide head -on with our purposes, but it’s part of our obligation to explain to parents who may not be as good idea to punish your child without a computer or not as this will prevent perform work for class. A willing attitude on our part will facilitate us to understand them and society as a whole if necessary, to explain that under the new circumstances, punish without a computer is like punishing him without notebook.
And ICT, I cannot say anything much better than what you said Flor: Obviously ICT is tools and as such, its purpose is to facilitate our labor. Innovation is doing different things looking a positive impact on the process learning, this reflects the degree of motivation and dedication when things for satisfaction, not by obligation are made.
Not only if you can innovate without having ICT but is made, or made with very few material resources. That does not excuse the drought of resources, but the drought of resources can not apologize, either, stay grounded and anchored in old frames teaching that have become obsolete.