New Trends in School Education in the Context of Digital Technology and Media Development

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Pulak, Irena (2016)
  • Publisher: Edukacja Elementarna w Teorii i Praktyce
  • Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.14632/eetp_36.4
  • Subject: Education | school education; education trends; information and communication technologies; digital media | pedagogika | edukacja szkolna; trendy edukacyjne; proces kształcenia; technologie informacyjno-komunikacyjne; media cyfrowe

The paper discusses the new trends emerging in school education that were identified in The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 K-12 Edition, prepared by the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Described trends, according to the report’s authors, representing 18 countries located in different parts of the world, can make significant transformation in the approach to teaching and learning process in the next few years, even on a global scale. The source of these changes are modern digital technologies. Information and communication technologies enter into all spheres of our lives. Among these areas there are also changes in education, which increasingly adapts virtual tools and digital media. Schools get students growing up in the digital world, in which the virtual space plays the similar role in interpersonal communication as the physical space. Internet resources are the primary place to look for information. These students bring with them new habits associated with the acquisition, gathering and presenting information. Therefore modern school must meet their expectations and adapt its methods, forms and means of education to the changing social and economic needs. It should seek new solutions in the organization of the education system and the ways leading to increased efficiency and individualization of educational process.
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