cultural change

If the problem to be addressed in education is a cultural, rather than a technological problem, then change needs to be affected at the cultural level. Historically, digital technologies have been brought into schools and school systems as technological change. Teachers have been expected to attend some professional development workshops, and armed with the wonders of new technology they have been shown, come back into their classrooms and implement these methods. The problem is that using technology is a daily practice, not a one time only event, and the reality of daily life is that it is constantly in flux, rather than matching the conditions of a professional development session. Culture does not change because technology changes, at least, not in educational systems.


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