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First of all, I want to tell how what a pleasure it is to be presenting to an audience that I only have to drive and hour to see. In the last two weeks, I’ve traveled over 27,000 miles, and that’s seeming more and more wrong every week. But it’s a living!
On their way in. Not enough time to get an outside photo.
I am also happy to be exploring a issue today that is critical not simply to our children, our jobs, or even our students. It is our future that is at jeopardy, because we are, for the first time in history, preparing our children for a future that we can not clearly describe. We have to ask important and first-time questions today, such as, “What do our children need to be learning today to be ready for an unpredictable future, and how do they need to be learning it.
There are actually three converging conditions that are forcing us to rethink education and what it means to be educated today. They are that,
- We are preparing a new generation of learner,
- Within a new information environment,
- For a future that we can not clearly describe.
One of the most fundamental questions that rises out of accepting these three conditions is, how does this new generation learn? They have grown up within and identifying with an information experience that most of us do not understand and some do not even recognize. It is an experience and a culture that gets its meaning from information. It is not based on technology. It is based on information.
So the question that we ask, as professional educators, is, “What are the pedagogies of the millennial generation?” This is what we’ll be talking about today.