Saturday, February 9, 2008

Revolution in the Classroom?

I don't necessarily disagree with Dr. Weston's assertion that there will be (maybe is) a revolution in the classroom, especially in terms of technology. There has certainly been the veneer of change with regard to what students do each day, compared to when I started my career. I think what gave me reservations was the sense that this may not be universal, or worse, may not ever reach a majority of students. I would LIKE to see a revolution in terms of how we educate students, and I certainly have dedicated much of my professional life to trying to effect that. But I'm pessimistic about how far-reaching it might be. And from a longer perspective, it may not happen at all.