Monday, August 24, 2009

Teaching, Learning & Internet:

1. Critical cognitive skills, multicultural communication skills and computer competencies are some of today's criteria today's school teachers MUST fulfill.

2. An ideal and practical teacher prepared for today's modern globalised world MUST possess at least, bare minimum, three critical skill sets:
(A) the understanding of international perspectives and cross-cultural differences;
(B) up-to-date teaching methods enhanced with leading-edge technology; and
(C) the ability to develop leadership and critical thinking skills, character and moral values in students.

3. Teachers also MUST find themselves competing against the unlimited world of Internet. Students nowadays are immersed in social networking tools including Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia.

4. Around the world, universities now are using open-source courses.

5. Literary in Indonesia with approximately 230 million citizens, only 86 percent are able to read. They are "non-aggressive" readers; while the most productive workers are proactive readers , only a small percentage of the overall population reads.

6.Knowledge is power, but knowledge is only going to be powerful if we apply it in our live, daily. We MUST. Education is the strategy anyone can apply to develop and improve one's health and wealth and life. The root of personal education , is inculcating a personal culture of reading widely and diligently. Books or blogs are the the key to anyone developing as a successful person. Sample this one

7.Reading is in itself part of education: reading nurtures the joy of learning.

8.What is the use of digital books when the Internet access speeds are too slow or out of reach for most citizens? Storing massive amounts of information and data is not education. Understanding the real issues is education.

9.When citizens-students are using the Internet more extensively to get information, they are not necessarily thinking more insight, systematically or creative. paradoxically, we may be living in an information society, but we are not (yet) necessarily becoming a learning nation.

Learn and unlearn are two ways to education since humanity civilization.
Read on . . . .

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