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  1. Time Line of Toffler’s Waves By Na-ajele Williams-Buffonge

  2. Time Line of the Waves

  3. This phase took about a 1000 years to phase out. • Today’s society no longer emphasises on the agriculture revolution. However, a few tribal population such as New Guinea, and South America still practices this (Toffler,1980,p 13). • The possession of land equated to power, structure of family unit, culture, life, politics and the basis of economy (Toffler 1980,p. 21). • Community produced their desired food and the economy was decentralized(Toffler,1980,p. 21). • Family unit was huge and was required to work on the land. • Education was limited and the communication used was the oral tradition. Agricultural Era 8000 b.c- 1750

  4. This is a major era. This is the transition from producing food to making and selling everything. • The era facilitated in constructing buildings, mills, railroads and the construction of plants to make cars. It was a mechanical era and the emphasis was placed on constructions, factories, and assembly line(Toffler,1980,p.24). • This era required families to be smaller and be able to mobile(Toffler,1980,p.25) • School was not conducted by priests , children now have to go school and learn how to read, write, and math. • Families change from producing food themselves to the concept of sale, barter, and exchange (Toffler, 1980,p.39). • Communication stem from oral and written. • Innovations in this era are the typewriter, telephone, and transportation Industrial Age 1750-1955

  5. A period that is still ongoing. • It moves from industrial work to the age of computers and electronic community. • It can be seen as the media age. • Family no longer have to be moving all over the place. A nuclear family is not the only family unit that is excepted. Single family is now excepted. • Embraces new literacies. Informational Era 1955-present

  6. We are in the 4th wave. • Communication technology is the next wave. • Embraces technology and new literacies. • It supports all family units. • Embraces computers and the internet. • This period is driven by information technology(cell phones, IPod, media. • Changes how education is conducted. Media, and internet Are embraced. • New Literacies skills. 4th Wave ????Communication Technology

  7. Strand 2- Technology

  8. Strand 3 - Work

  9. Strand 4: Education

  10. Strand 5: Society and Culture

  11. Strand 6:Other