A Q & A Session Engaging Generation Google: Today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently. Teachers are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.
Teachers are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.
They are used to receiving information really fast; they parallel process and multi-task; they prefer random access; and they function best when networked.
avoided the discussion being dominated by one or two of their classmates,
could accommodate simultaneous small groups, and
moved the discussion to a more student-centred activity.The teachers in the study believed the online Chat:
“Students are much more likely to be honest online than face-to-face. And there is no teacher-bias or coercion in an online Chat. Students can be brutally honest without fear of retribution. Once the protocols are established and students understand that their opinions are valued, they are very happy to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”
Debbie EvansTeachers’ Comments:
Macquarie TEP Student
“I do not speak English well. I learnt English from a book. But in this class I can write what I think without worrying about how I sound.”
Macquarie TESOL StudentStudents’ Comments
Does this mark the end of the scholar?
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness
Discuss this in light of today’s communication tools.Discussion Questions