REAL WORLD SITUATIONS WITH THE STUDENT AS THE PROTAGONIST
TECHNOLOGY TOOLS AS AN AID TO SOLVING REAL WORLD PROBLEMS
While the focus is on teaching new technologies to students, at iLearnSpace we approach the learning objective from a reverse angle.
If we only ask, ‘What can we use this technology for in teaching/learning?’ then we will only learn what the technology is good for; we don’t sort out the problems we need to solve.
So instead we say ‘Here is the teaching/learning problem – How can technologies help?’
And that way, we challenge the technology to help with the really important learning needs.
* First the problem,
* then the creative solution and
* finally the technology that will allow the students to execute a solution.
Within this paradigm, the student assumes the leading role in his or her own learning.