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Changing Education Paradigms

Changing Education Paradigms

Author: Mary Stanfield

Change Management is divided into main three sections: Self, Team and Larger Systems. Self-Change Management starts and ends with individuals. Educators cannot really predict how a person reacts to a certain stimulus. So, if you want to introduce change into a system, you will most likely need to think about what skills, behaviors and belief systems the members of the system will need to be part of the change effort. An idea worth considering would be to start with yourself.  Teams-At the heart of modern organizations are teams that share the responsibility and the resources for getting things done. Most projects are too complex to be implemented by one person, most services need different specialists and support staff to be delivered, and most products are the result of the work of a larger teams or supply chain. We know that teams can either perform at their peak, or can be terribly inefficient. Teams are also the second smallest unit of a change process. Larger System-Change processes are mostly initiated by either individuals or small teams, but the focus of change is one which goes beyond that small unit. It is directed towards the entire organization, or towards other organizations. A change project might be related to a community, a region or an entire society (and, yes: to the world as a whole).

Digital media is changing the way young people play, socialize, and learn in the 21st century. There is so much change happening with new technologies and people are experimenting with new ways of using those technologies to create even more change. It’s important to understand how digital media are changing our lives today, and in the future, so we can move forward with thoughtful awareness and confidence. Our attention to these changes today will help us make the wisest choices that will affect our world tomorrow.

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“How do we educate our children to take their place in the economies of the 21st century?” In this video, education experts explain how digital media technologies have the potential to transform the way kids learn and interact in the near future. Sir Ken Robinson collaborates with the quick drawing artists from RSA Animate to create this thought provoking presentation that looks at the need to remodel our education systems to better prepare students for the realities they will face in this new era. Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human resources. In this creatively animated storyboard by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), he shares his thoughts on changing education paradigms. This is a very interesting form of digital storytelling. Sir Ken’s thought provoking narration and the brilliantly synchronized drawings combine to deliver a powerful message to consider.


Change is inevitable and is needed to improve our current education system.