What does sitting in an IT Essentials Course for teachers have to do with crossing borders?
The participants are teachers from different subjects: English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Electronics.
It might sound strange and out of context for you. But technology is changing the way we live, work, play and learn. More so emerging technologies will continue to impact our societies and economies in more connected and profound ways. Therefore the need to change education is apparent: We need to teach the skills how to understand complex systems, identify the issues and adapt to changes.
It is becoming a requirement to
- engage students in learning: by designing tasks where students can explore rather than consume
- reflect requirements of future jobs: learn how to work together across domains and disciplines
- integrate IT skills into everything we do: IT skills are needed in every sector of life.
The person who initiated and teachers the course:
Bo Lindborg, a highly competent and enthusiastic teacher from Thorildsplans Gymnasium in Stockholm.
Thanks a lot, Bo !