Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Christa McAuliffe - Keynote Day 2

Dr. Yong Zhao presenting on How Technology Redefines Talents -
What Should Schools Teach?
In order to prepare successful citizens, the attitudes, skills and knowledge schools teach should be responsive to changes in society. What was important before may be irrelevant today and what is considered essential in one society may have little value in another. Historically, we have seen subjects that once dominated the student timetable, such as Latin, Greek and grammar, being replaced by advanced math and modern sciences. Technology, particularly digital technology, has brought tremendous transformations to our society and will continue to do so in the future. The knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities that will help our children live a successful and fulfilling life are also being radically redefined. In this presentation, Dr. Yong Zhao discusses the changes and implications for schools.

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