Paradigm shift or 100 ways to use a pin

One advantage of working in a university is the opportunity to engage in various discourses, exchange of ideas, and ideals on the various relevant topics that we are dealing with in the changing world. Last week, we were asked to sit-in and support our graduating candidates, who organized a forum as part of their final requirements for graduation. In my 4-year stint in the department where I work, this was my second time to sit-in and attend the forum and it definitely was a worthwhile four hours of discussion on the critical issues in education. The topic of the forum was Bridging the Education Gap and it was an eye-opener for many of the educators who attended the forum.

I remember this video, which is usually the opening spill of one of our trainers who’s conducting workshops on Differentiated Instructionthat defined the paradigm shift that we need in order to bring students into the 21st Century learning. I’m not an educator nor a teacher, I am a student and soon-to-be parent who is hoping for this paradigm shift to happen in our schools.

More of this kind of video can be accessed at theRSAorg YouTube page.

The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world. (Definition from the RSA website)


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