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ERIC Number: EJ821926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
From Old to New Learning: Global Imperatives, Exemplary Asian Dilemmas and ICT as a Key to Cultural Change in Education
Richards, Cameron
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v2 n3 p337-353 Nov 2004
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) represent a crucial force for cultural change in both education and society and possible transitions between old and new learning as well as social values. This is especially so in East Asia, where the young have informally embraced ICTs but learn in formal contexts often still dominated by traditional transmission models of learning rather than the new learner-centred theories which inform policy imperatives for innovation and reform. Educational contexts like Singapore and Hong Kong are particularly exemplary because they have been so progressive in policy initiatives for ICT integration and reform in formal education, imperatives which conflict in practice with still dominant traditional learning expectations, teaching practices and models of assessment. As typified by such contexts, this paper investigates how the pedagogical dilemmas of a tension between old and new models of learning need to be understood and approached in terms of related and overlapping institutional and social dilemmas of change. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Hong Kong; Singapore