2.0: Global world, global education, global youths

4 Jul 2008 | 7:29 pm | Autor: Roc Fages

Filed under: InnovaciĆ³n

I just want to give you this thinking of professor Budd Hall, from the University of Victoria (Canada), from an interview that I made to him last May:

"I think that our students want to be active citizens, and to play an active role in the world around them. They are much different students than I was at that age, many years ago. Actually they can travel a lot, they are in contact with the global world. So, we need to provide them with opportunities for engagement in what they call real-world activities, with organisations in the community, with international connections, so that they can develop their own citizenship skills. Knowledge and even the way in which we learn is changing very quickly because of technology and new kinds of interactive communications. So I think what is the most important is a sense of education that provide opportunities to the students in this new world and, also, to let them work not just to react to that world that somebody else made for us, but for what world do we want for the future."


2 Comments for '2.0: Global world, global education, global youths' »

    July 5, 2008 | 1:28 pm

    I don’t doubt: I’m sure that, almost Catalan and Spanish universities are not following the students 2.0 skills. But are you sure that there are students 2.0?

    July 7, 2008 | 9:55 am

    @nur, yes, because to be 2.0 it does not specifically mean that you have to have an acount in Facebook, Twitter, a blog or Web 2.0 tools in general. To be 2.0 it means that you have an attitude 2.0, that is to say: skills to exchange knowledge, team working, think in grid,… Apart from that, lots of students use, for example, Nintendo to play with and against others via Wi-Fi…They play in grid!!!

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