ERIC Number: ED272591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
"Classroom" of the Future: 2058 AD.
Cervantes, Robert A.; Castaneda, Celia Z.
What the classroom of the next century will be like can only be speculated upon, but, almost certainly, any changes will require self-examination of the human essence in relation to technology. One outcome of technological change may be increased freedom for humans to relate to each other on a more human basis. Also, it appears that education will undergo a major shift from the present product (fact) orientation to a more humanitarian (unification) orientation. Consequently, education will become a resource network involving the use of data banks, peer learning, mentors, and parents. There will be greater participation of students in their own learning, and teachers will assume the role of learning brokers. Classroom work will tend to take a seminar form, but often education will occur outside of traditional schools, via telecommunications to mass audiences, through apprenticeships and use of mentors. Present sociocultural issues will be transcended through recognition of diversity as something positive. Easier communication will become possible with the use of binary codes, instant electronic translation, holistic language learning, and mental telepathy. Processes and skills development will receive greater focus than facts, per se, and higher order cognitive abilities will develop. (KH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. National Origin Desegregation Assistance (Lau) Center.
Note: In: Educational and Societal Futures: Meeting the Technological Demands of the 1990s. Proceedings of a Conference (Anaheim, California, April 28, 1983); see UD 024 362.