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I'm sorry, but I could not agree with much ...
on July 23, 2015
I'm sorry, but I could not agree with much Prensky states here. I come from this "digital generation" he speaks of, and I see the holes and fallacies in his arguments. I do agree that students need to be engaged in order to learn (NOTHING new here- educators have been saying this for thousands of years); however, what Prensky is pitching is entitlement. He speaks of "real-world" situations, but how many people in "real-world" situations can say they influence their boss on how and what to work on? Not many can say such. Then why do students, from kindergarten to seniors in high school have much say in what and how they're taught? (Furthermore, what do they truly know about learning in the first place?) If we raise generation after generation on such misleading ideals, we're doing them a grave disservice.