My Ideal Classroom Essay

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(Luke, 2012)
I agree with the above statement made by Allan Luke. In light of the current scenario facing our society we need to take a fresh look at the purpose of education, the place of schools in modern society and to design a new curriculum to suit the needs of the Knowledge Age.
As information and communication technologies become part of our daily lives we must learn to cope with its benefits and its potential dangers such as addictive graphic violence and titillation, feelings of social isolation and even depression from over-immersion in electronic media space, etc. (Trilling and Hood, 2001: 10).
In the past decade, many schools have included ICT as one of the core subjects. However, successful ICT work requires careful thought as part of a whole school strategy combined with specific, structured classroom preparation. It is paramount that the school teaches its pupils skills referred to by Trilling and Hood as the Knowledge Age Survival Skills. These skills include communication, cross cultural understanding, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, computing and career and learning self-reliance.
This has important implications on classroom practice, pedagogy and the content being taught. Where learning through facts, drill and practice, and rules and procedures was so adaptive in the Industrial Age, now learning through projects and problems, inquiry and design, discovery and invention is more fitting for the times. (Trilling and Hood, 2001:

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