Educational Technology

November 29, 2011

Do students know more about technology than their teachers?

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

by Janet Murray, the Guardian (UK)

Rob Appelby, art teacher, Herne Bay high school, Kent

It’s not necessarily that teachers know less about IT – it’s just that they don’t know how to teach it. The curriculum always seems to be lagging behind. My students don’t want to learn how to make Excel spreadsheets or PowerPoint presentations – they want something far more eclectic that really taps into their individual interests.

Karen Davies, head of learning resources, Science Museum

Kids are very experimental and really push boundaries, but adults tend to be more cautious. That’s why students often seem to know more than their teachers – it’s a confidence thing. Yes, there are lots of things we can learn from young people, but children need frameworks and structures to help them learn – and that’s what teachers provide.

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