AASSA 2017 Keynotes – (RE)TOOL by Myron Dueck
When content was our focus, we delivered ample amounts of it with specific pedagogy. However, at even a casual glance it’s obvious that the global paradigm has shifted away from the delivery of content towards competencies such as application, critical thinking and creativity. The global forum rewards the competent learner who has a silver of innovation over one who has a broad but shallow knowledge base. Given that learning is a dynamic endeavor and there are multiple pathways to achieve it, how we design the context for learning becomes paramount. As we teach students who will live to see the 22nd century, we should not guess what will be required, but rather help help our students develop the tools that have always been necessary for both advancement and survival. ‘Retool’ means to ‘adapt or alter something to make it more useful or suitable’; perhaps this is exactly what we need to do in order to remain relevant.
Recorded at EARJ – Barra Campus, Rio de Janeiro on April 1st, 2017