I suppose this is about the fact that education is constantly changing but innovation depends on your point of reference. Hopefully there is something here for everyone over time. I hope you enjoy reading and contributing to this blog. Just for some grounding it may be worth thinking about these quotes to keep inspire us as educators and technologists.
“Schools must enquire deeper into their own practices, explore new ways to motivate their learners, make use of learning styles, introduce multiple intelligences, integrate learning, and teach thinking, and in the process discover the passion and moral purpose that makes teaching exciting and effective. It is what teachers think, what teachers do, and what teachers are at the level of the classroom that ultimately shapes the kind of learning that young people get.”
Michael Fullan, Dean of Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Teacher Development and Andy Hargreaves, Chair in Education, Boston College
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”
– Nelson Mandela, First Democratically Elected President of South Africa
“The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive, and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.
Jean Piaget, French Psychologist and Educational Pioneer