30 Jan 2013
With the 'Wi-Fi generation', almost every child now has access to vast networks of information through computers, phones and social media.
Greg Whitby, author and executive Director of Schools at the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta argues this means educators need to rethink everything they have been taught, including their own role as the sole authority. He also argues there is no longer a wrong or right way to learn, no longer a single model of teaching, not even a familiar classroom environment.
Greg Whitby has spent 30 years teaching in schools and studying the way they cope with rapid change. Described as the most innovative educator in Australia by THE BULLETIN magazine, 'Educting Gen-Wi-Fi' throws open the debate about education and offers up some thought provoking questions and answers.
Greg presented at the 2011 CEFPI Regional Conference in Sydney. You can re-read his presentation here. Choose CLABR8 – Contemporary Learning Environments – Greg Whitby.