« Allumez les lumières! »
Pour ceux qui connaissent/ont lu/ont entendu Mark Prensky, ils reconnaîtront certainement des éléments de cet article qu’il fait paraître dans Educational Leadership, mars 2008. Pour les autres, voici une excellente chance de connaître ses idées.
Pour vous mettre en appétit :
- Whenever I go to school, » says one student I know, « I have to power down. » He’s not just talking about his devices—he’s talking about his brain. Schools, despite our best intentions, are leading kids away from the light.
- School is certainly not about the future, which kids tell us is their most pressing concern. If schools were future oriented, they would be full of classes in programming, multimedia literacy and creation, astronautics, bioethics, genomics, and nanotechnology. Science fiction and fantasy literature would be a part of the curriculum, as representative of alternative visions of the future. Students would be learning and practicing such future-oriented skills as collaborating around the world electronically and learning to work and create in distributed teams.
- It’s their after-school education, not their school education, that’s preparing our kids for their 21st-century lives—and they know it. This after-school education doesn’t bore them because, among other things, they help design it.