About The Evolution of Learning
The way the world was and the way the world is has changed dramatically over the past 100 years or so. Learners are particularly attuned to this and they experience the ‘disconnect’ between a changed world and the one being presented to them in the classroom.To prepare learners for the new world of work, the dynamic in the classroom needs to be more reflective of the real world out there. Interestingly, it is not only about bringing technological change into the classroom but also about embracing social shift – the way we think about and relate to the world and each other.
Just as good parenting cannot be effectively accomplished via a screen, neither can the goals of providing a relevant and holistic education be achieved without teachers, although that role is needing a considerable amount of reinvention, for one simple reason: knowledge acquisition is no longer the primary goal of education.
This presentation will help educators to understand:
- What is driving change in education
- Why education needs to change
- Why the smart classroom needs a smart teacher
- The teacher as facilitator not transmitter
- Why computer literacy is not the same as basic literacy
- New key performance indicators for teachers
A presentation for educators.
Also covered in the book co-authored by Nikki Bush & Arthur Goldstuck, called Tech-Savvy Parenting (Bookstorm, 2014).
You were absolutely spot on with your Evolution of Learning presentation at our Western Cape SAPA Conference. It was so relevant to where our educators are at and was put together in such an accessible way. Thank you.
As our children become increasingly technically proficient and preoccupied, it is vital for adults, parents and teachers to be aware of the world they frequent! Tech-savvy Parenting is a comprehensive, practical and insightful guide to understanding the possibilities and perils of this world, how to make it safe for our children, and how to embrace the opportunities it presents.
It was a delight to have Nikki Bush present at our Annual Spring Parent Seminar! Her presentation focused on how to future proof your child and be a tech-savvy parent. Our participants found her to be both engaging and encouraging. Her use of both visuals and games were a big success. The feedback we have received has been positive because the information was relevant and inspiring. It was a pleasure working with Nikki, and I would recommend her talent and work to others.
Wow, this is the second time I have listened to this talk and I’m just blown away each time! I think so much of what you said just really has hit home. One of the biggest messages that came across is that as parents it is our duty, our responsibility to actually spend time with our beautiful, precious children who have been given to us. Nikki thank you so much for reminding us of that, it was so valuable. You’re an amazing woman, thank you so much!
Many thanks for the fantastic Parenting on the Run workshop. Your practical suggestions have worked brilliantly for us. I have two very busy little boys (4 and 2) who are easily bored and distracted, but they are putty in my hands with my newfound “box of tricks”! I didn’t realise how it easy it could be and how much fun we could have during the “in-between” times.Thanks for a really worthwhile experience.