Globalisation and New Technology: The Challenge for Teachers to Become “Translators” and Children, Knowledge Seekers

Globalisation and New Technology: The Challenge for Teachers to Become “Translators” and Children, Knowledge Seekers

Andre H. Caron (Universite de Montreal, Canada)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-798-0.ch016
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Abstract

Whether globalisation results in a “métissage” of cultures or the hegemony of one culture will depend on the analytical and social skills of those who make up our communities. The introduction of new technologies in education such as laptops, MP3s, and Ipods and the new concept of mobile learning require an examination of the teacher’s role in facilitating innovation, conveying culture, and acting as a conceptual translator. By modeling and teaching students critical and social skills, teachers can help tomorrow’s citizens to use the new flow of information to meet the challenges of globalisation.

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