Perhaps the most fundamental change in pursuit of “21st Century Learning” is the changing of roles. When that happens, so much else has to be revised in parallel.
From Digital Media and Learning, “Every kid has an interest. Sometimes they don’t know what it is. Sometimes they can’t articulate it. But every kid has an interest. In this day and age, the responsibility of libraries, museums, schools, after school programs, the type of institutions we work with, is to help kids identify those interests, and then progress through those interests, becoming more advanced…so it’s the same job as a tennis coach, the same job as a football coach. It’s the academic coach.”
The shift from didactic control to resource facilitator isn’t entirely new, but the concrete practices demonstrated in the video move the conversation (critically) from rhetoric to application, and make a compelling case for newly designed learning space and paradigms.
Which is why we love Digital Media and Learning.