Educational Technology

March 4, 2017

The traditional classroom works so why change it?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

BY PETER WEST, eSchool News

Just because the traditional classroom “works” doesn’t mean that it has reached a peak or an optimal level of effectiveness. The traditional classroom works, so why change it? This is something anyone involved in leading educational change hears at some stage. The traditional classroom, where direct instruction is the primary method of teaching, does work. It has worked for decades. It has educated people who have then changed civilization in all areas; the sciences, politics, health, industry…everywhere. However, to imply that it should not change assumes that we have reached the peak of educational techniques; that no major improvements are possible. Just because the traditional classroom “works” doesn’t mean that it has reached a peak or an optimal level of effectiveness.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/02/23/classroom-works-change/

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