Personal Philosophy

Personal Philosophy

The use of technology in education is one that is seen as a brilliant idea. It speaks to the fact that we are living in a technology world and we all need to be equipped to improve productivity. It is important that we all become technology savvy so my goal for using technology in education is to ensure that these students are prepared for the experiences they will face after finishing school. In so doing, I am imploring the government to take educational technology into consideration and hence providing the resources that are needed for our children. Merging technology and education is very important to help students to build the skills of the 21st century the 4 Cs which are collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication. Students must be exposed to real world situations and stop depending only on theories. According to Kearsley & Schneiderman (1999) the engagement theory is a framework for technology-based teaching and learning. Students must find learning meaningful through the interaction with others and technology.  The theory is based on three principles relate, donate and create. Relate otherwise known as learning through collaboration involves communication, planning, management and social skills. Donate, emphasizes on the value which is an important and useful contribution during the learning activity. Students should see the connection between in class activities and real world situations. Lastly, create students are to analyze problems, develop a system and imply it to the problem which is situated in the real world. This will bring out creativity and engage different learners in the classroom. These principles highlight the point that I have put forward. Teachers, parents, community members and the government on a whole need to take our children learning more seriously and ensuring that they have access to the technologies needed for learning.

 

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