Name: Charvi I. Berame
CURRICULUM INNOVATIONS 10 YEARS FROM NOW
My personal idea on the curriculum innovations in the next ten years. I shall begin by reviewing the impact technology had in the past few years. I believe that changes in the curriculum will be reflected by the direction and speed of technological developments.
The introduction of the personal computer and the Internet has made huge strides in how school children learn independently at home. Since, internet is doubling in size every year, there is a need for a complete rethinking of education. Learners will have technological fluency to sit down at a computer and use it as easily as they can pick up and read a book in their native language. This will be evident ten years from now. The curriculum will include technological literacy as its core subject from a very early age. I believe the computer will develop in ways that will enhance learning.
More attention will be given to learning strategies in the curriculum ten years from now. The curriculum will include brain based learning ideas and the steps required to reach learners so that learning is meaningful. This will include their feelings. There will be a great deal of team discussions and personal reflections by parents, students, teachers and students. "Brain-based" learning will be more than an idea. The learning process has been changing for the past years. This change will be more evident in the future.
Technology can cater to these neuroscience brain-based findings in the computer lab as well as for online learning courses. Productive tools such as PowerPoint presentations, Excel, and Word processor, with their multimedia functions will be used by both teachers and students instead of using conventional outdated class tools. Lessons will be prepared by utilizing the information that is readily available on the internet. Learning will be exciting, relevant and meaningful. People will no longer limit their learning to...
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