‘Out of the box’ learning

‘Out of the box’ learning

2018-02-14 07:44:06

<p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Whenever one thinks of certain processes that develop around us, it is easy to conclude that those processes have a massive impact in our everyday life. The change is seen best when comparing between the childhood of those who were born in the middle or at the end of the 80s and the childhood of nowadays children. Often times we hear how those changes are negative and very harmful for individuals and the society in general. Nevertheless, I would like to focus on certain features and altogether to distinguish what has changed and what hasn’t. This way we will find out how does our everyday life really look like.</span></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Thus, 80s kids are grown up through different games that were played on the streets, neighborhoods and school yards. The children’s excitement was felt all around during the school break, and from this perspective one can state that those were amazing times of healthy growth and living. At the same time, they also had their school duties; they went to lectures, worked with teachers and tutors, did their homework and so on. Still, there was enough time to visit the extended family, when grandparents had a great deal in a kid’s joy. The question is, how does that look from the children’s perspective 30 years later. Let’s have a close look around ourselves. Nowadays, children love to play, hang out and spend time together. The playgrounds are usually full; every other family possesses a hi-tech game console such as PlayStation, Nintendo etc. At least, a part of their lives is spent in Android or iOS system and their virtual imagination is exuberant. Besides that, they still have duties; they go to school, work with teachers, go to additional courses, do their homework etc.</span></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Even though these are two worlds similar in aims and wishes, they are manifested in two different manners. On the streets one can find impatience, swearing, criminals. Why is that? Is it a downfall for the whole system? The answer is obvious. Every young man wishes to have a happy daily life. For that, we are constantly searching in novelty different ways how to achieve it. The general development gives us the opportunity to rely on different things that become necessary in our daily lives, without which we cannot manage it. But, there is always a ‘but’. The changes in our everyday continuity do not accompany our changed approach towards learning and science in general. Now I come to the point of this story. Children of our times learn in the same manner as their peers did in the 80s. The approach to learning has remained the same. Perhaps, in some aspects it went the wrong way. E-learning technology was developed 20 years ago. In developed societies, learning is oriented towards skills, whereas technology has enabled to use your time and learn anytime. The developed companies, institutions and other organizations have already implemented learning as part of a workday. These are web platforms, online courses, social networks, cloud systems, educational games, online brainstorming and other unlimited activities that are used as a means of education.</span></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">In conclusion, the comparison between today’s kids and those of the 80s is possible and logical enough. The problem is not about computers, tablets, smart phones and game consoles, but rather us, the parents who are stuck in the past regarding learning development, whereas education and upbringing system are still in our hands.</span></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">It is time to think ‘out of the box’.</span></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Till my next blog, warm greetings.</span></p>

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