Teaching the Past in the 21st Century

This is the presentation I delivered at a panel in NCRTE 2009, UP NISMED.

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2 thoughts on “Teaching the Past in the 21st Century

  1. A very interesting presentation. Though I’m not totally sold on that quote by Thomas Friedman.

    Perhaps he was referring to how Google made students more lazier by giving them the answers to their school work straight away, well most of the time, but still the proper use of the internet and by that I mean, the academically honest way of using the Internet, could really enhance they way students learn and be taught.

  2. You’re right, Jhay. Though what Friedman really contrasts here is the difference between traditional (read: rote) classroom instruction where teacher-knows-all versus the model of ‘searching’ which is more democratic, self-motivated, and tailored to the individual. A balance between the two can definitely be stuck.

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