Article | Social Media & Teachers
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article in dna India, about the imperative for teachers to use social media.
The days of traditional centralised curriculum sent down for relay, by teachers, have long outlived their time. Students have more options, perhaps more interesting options to consume, than the content-centric curriculum. Our every day is characterised by more connectedness, fierce engagement and distributed activities. These times have a significant impact on the role of the teacher; it is changing fast and we need to support teachers to take charge. Else, we face the risk of a clueless generation in society tomorrow; a gross mismatch of what’s needed and what’s available. Education has to outrun, not keep pace, with technological and social innovation. Full Article
While teachers in the US and a few other countries have embraced social media and are using it to their advantage for learning, and professional development, a lot needs to be done by teachers in India. Social media is not all evil, and we must leverage all that is good in it.