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Para Prensky, a educação deve girar em torno de ações que transformem o mundo e façam com que as pessoas melhorem a si mesmas no processo. Ele argumenta que o ensino calcado em uma combinação rotineira de matemática, artes da linguagem, ciências e estudos sociais deixa cada vez mais a maioria de nossos alunos despreparada para o futuro.
Com base nas tendências mundiais emergentes, Prensky elabora uma visão abrangente para a educação básica, incluindo novas finalidades, novos meios, novo conteúdo curricular, novo tipo de ensino e novo uso da tecnologia. Este é, em última análise, um livro sobre o desenvolvimento da capacidade dos jovens de realizar coisas que tornarão seu mundo um lugar melhor, usando meios nunca antes disponíveis. Ele propõe uma visão inovadora e viável para uma Educação Global Futura que preparará melhor estudantes de todas as origens e classes sociais.
Today’s workforce is quicker, sharper, more visually oriented, and more technology-savvy than ever. To truly benefit from the learning power and enthusiasm of this new workforce, training methods must adapt to the way people learn today. Written by the founder of Games2train, this innovative book is filled with examples and information to meet the demands of both educators and employers.
In his most visionary book, internationally renowned educator Marc Prensky presents a compelling alternative to how and what we teach our children. Drawing on emerging world trends, he elaborates a comprehensive vision for K–12 education that includes new goals, new means, a new curriculum, a new kind of teaching, and a new use of technology.
“Marc Prensky—one of the smartest people working in educational reform today—offers us a lucid, inspiring, optimistic, doable, and crucial blueprint for how we can build a future with the schools children desperately need in our modern, high-risk, highly complex, fast-changing, and imperiled world.”
—James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, Regents’ Professor, Arizona State University
“Marc Prensky was always ahead of his time. Education to better their world continues this trend in spades. This book is a goldmine and a powerful wakeup call that the future is already here—in pockets right now but a harbinger of what is rapidly emerging. Read the book and make yourself part of the future today. As we are finding in our own work, students are agents of change—in pedagogy, in learning environments, and of society itself. Exciting possibilities await!”
—Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto
“Marc Prensky’s answer to the question ‘What is the purpose of education?’—that education should now empower youth to improve their communities and the world—would unleash the energy, creativity, and compassion of students and teachers in ways we have never imagined. We need the better world Prensky envisions and we need it now.”
—Milton Chen, The George Lucas Educational Foundation
“Prensky offers perhaps the most compelling case and model yet articulated by anyone for today’s globally-empowered children. A must-read book for all educators and anyone who cares about education.”
—James Tracey, Head of School, Rocky Hill School, RI
“Wow. As a takeaway it is good—very good.”
—John Seeley Brown
“A great book. Filled with ‘food for thought’, common sense, provocative ideas and fun to read.”
—Nieves Segovia, Presidenta, Institucion Educativa SEK (SEK International Schools)
"In an age where the answer to every question is at your fingertips, where does the human brain fit in?"
In one hand-held object, we are able to manage all of our calendars, documents, and interpersonal relationships with such ease that many people are lost when forced to do perform these tasks without the aid of electronics. Often heard are the calls for less technology and more face-to-face interaction, for fear that the use of all this artificial intelligence is dampening our own ability to think.
Author Marc Prensky has a different idea. In this controversial and well-argued treatise, Prensky offers the idea that rather than stunting the mind—that most essential aspect of an individual's intelligence and sense of self—smart technology (and smart use of technology) enhances our humanity in ways that the brain on its own never could. Through scores of fascinating examples, Prensky shows that the symbiotic combination of the human brain and technology—from marrying the brain's strengths such as sense-making and complex reasoning abilities with technology's strengths like storing and processing large amounts of data—has great benefits for our own cognitive functioning. How should we best combine the strengths of mind and machine for maximum benefit? Prensky's call is for digital wisdom—a new interconnectedness between human and technology that is already enabling Homo Sapiens to begin the journey into the next stages of cognitive evolution.
An expert perspective on 21st century education
What can you learn on a cell phone? Almost anything! How does that concept fit with our traditional system of education? It doesn′t. Best-selling author and futurist Marc Prensky′s
book of essays challenges educators to "reboot" and make the changes necessary to prepare students for 21st century careers. His "bottom-up" vision is based on interviews with young people and includes their ideas about what they need from teachers, schools, and education. Also featured are easy-to-do, high-impact classroom strategies that help what he calls "digital natives" acquire "digital wisdom." This thought-provoking text is organized into two sections that address:
• Rethinking education
• 21st century learning and technology in the classroom (including games, YouTube, and more)
In addition to valuable knowledge, this compelling collection offers inspiration, new perspectives, and ideas that work. Our educational context has changed, and a new context demands new thinking. This book will broaden your mind, spark new insights regarding how and what you teach, and reshape your vision of 21st century education.
"This book is a must-read for any educator who wants to successfully work with the digital generation, because it is so practical and filled with ideas to engage 21st-century students."
—Ian Jukes, Author of Teaching the Digital Generation
"A truly great and inspiring book. My students are a testament that partnering does work."
—Randon Ruggles, Teacher
FAIR School, Minneapolis, MN
"Finally someone has written a book for teachers that goes beyond pedagogy and philosophy, giving teachers something they can use on Monday morning!"
—Sandy Fivecoat, CEO
"The good news: teachers don′t have to be masters of technology to master the 21st-century classroom. Prensky has developed a map for a new era of teaching and learning that educators will find a breeze to navigate, and well worth the trip!"
—Jonathan Ben-Asher, Principal
Henry and Wrightstown Elementary Schools, Tucson, AZ
A new paradigm for teaching and learning in the 21st century!
Students today are growing up in a digital world. These "digital natives" learn in new and different ways, so educators need new approaches to make learning both real and relevant for today′s students.
Marc Prensky, who first coined the terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants," presents an intuitive yet highly innovative and field-tested partnership model that promotes 21st-century student learning through technology. Partnership pedagogy is a framework in which:
- Digitally literate students specialize in content finding, analysis, and presentation via multiple media
- Teachers specialize in guiding student learning, providing questions and context, designing instruction, and assessing quality
- Administrators support, organize, and facilitate the process schoolwide
- Technology becomes a tool that students use for learning essential skills and "getting things done"
With numerous strategies, how-to′s, partnering tips, and examples, Teaching Digital Natives is a visionary yet practical book for preparing students to live and work in today′s globalized and digitalized world.