ERIC Number: EJ943779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
"The Craft so Long to Lerne"
Adults Learning, v22 n8 p8-11 Apr 2011
The nature of teaching as a profession has been the subject of intense debate for many years, driven by the developments in digital technology, both in terms of the technology people use in everyday life and work (such as mobile phones, Facebook, the internet etc) and the technology now available to support teaching and learning (again, mobile phones, Facebook, the internet etc). These developments have raised fundamental and new questions about the role of teachers in general, and have simultaneously created a wave of new possibilities in terms of learning activities and classroom organisation, which teachers are expected to learn how to use proficiently. At the same time, accelerating globalisation is increasing the cultural diversity of student groups, enriching the resources available to teachers but also creating challenges in terms of expectations and assumptions. This article is intended to be a contribution to the debate stimulated by these and other developments.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Internet, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Influence of Technology, Educational Technology, Educational Environment, Student Diversity, Professional Identity, Politics of Education, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom