- Jul 2018
Traditional education is failing to engage many students as they enter their middle school, high school, and college years. The culture clash between formal education and interest-driven, out-of-school learning is escalating in today’s world where social communication and interactive content is always at our fingertips. We need to harness these new technologies for learning rather than distraction.
When we were in elementary grades, connected learning wasn't needed due to not a lot of interactive content being used by us and it wasn't a common interest. Now, traditional education IS failing without technology because of the increase of interactive contact and younger students need to stay engaged with communication in order to be interested in what they are learning.
Young people learn best when actively engaged, creating, and solving problems they care about, and supported by peers who appreciate and recognize their accomplishments.
I completely agree with this assumption that the younger students learn more and absorb information more easily when engaging with friends or peers. Connected and engaged learners have the advantage of having others recognize their thoughts and accomplishment and I think that's super important