Not long time ago, in the spanish post-war, one over four spanish citizen didn’t know write or read, and the maths education target wasn’t bigger than the basic rules. Today that’s past time. Today, universal literacy is taken for granted. We confident that all students will be given the opportunity to delve deeper into Mathematics
and all Sciences
to previously unthinkable levels. If a secondary school student can do derivatives, integrals or complex mathematical calculations, why not we would think that the student could program to Java
projects? Also, I would say that the second one is easier than the first.
The tech projects in contrast to other curricular subjects are more atractive to the students. They are handier and funnier. So problably will be easier bring a young lad to an excelence level in Technology, than teach them complex mathematical calculations. Also, the practice cararacter of the tech lessons make it different to the rest of subjects. Learning Technology is challenging and motivating.
In a short time will be easier to a teacher trains Technology. Even more that teach complex mathematical or physics calculations.
The present is a moment of methodological indetermination. We come from a past where the teachers used their own knowledge and just the help of a book in class. But the prospective is other. At the future the children may interact instantly with training supports. The educational and technical materials will be more accesible. The main source of education will not be only the teacher. Will be the same method and materials. The students may interactuate with a educational comunity and an expert equipment on a way would not even be imaginable before the 2000. The work of teachers will not be that of an expert in technical skills. Rather, will be a director that showes the way to the student by educational itineraries created for profesional educators especialiced in the differents areas. The key will be on the access to the adecuated materials.
Against this new paradigm, the students will be more interested for the tech subjects, the access to the information and the educational material will be easier to teach. But also the families may push for progress of the schools in their tech learning.
If you think about it, What do you say that’s more relevant for the formation of your kids in the XXI century than the tech learning? Is not one of the main reasons that you could think? And it’s not only learn programming.
I’m dad of a girl aswell, Sofía. She has recived technological formation since the early years. In her case, she hasn’t got any intention to develop a programming carrer. However, for her the tech educación is also a great advanted. The Technology is not only STEM (Science, Engineering, Maths), is also STEAM (Arts) and ITC (Information and Communications). My daughter has noticed this advanted at school and I hope that also will noted in her life. At the school her control of the Technology is evident, at the presentations, and the use of the information. The difference between her and her school mates have noted too much, and these are the skills that a porfesional on the XXI will need. Also, learn programming is one of the most extraordinary ways to practice the logical and the intelligence. Certainly, my daughter can be really satisface with his academic results and her marks. And what is very important, she has enjoyed a lot the process of learning Technology. Are there any parent who don’t want something like this to his children?
But also we may see it from the point of view of the schools as educational institutions. Their only option is get ready as fast as can to this change. If they do it by itself, will be others schools whose push them. Some will see it as an oportunity to improve. The rest, can’t fall behind.
The combination of these factors will make, in a short time, that the schools incorporate technological learning as a supporting axis. They will start at the early education years. Disigning a study program a long the kids school career, adapted to their age, looking for the tech excelence to the oldest studentes. It wouldn’t have lonely school, will be all group.
In this future, many children in their 16, will make Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects by themself. In the future the Technology education for the children will be a right as today is the literacy and basic Maths.