Looking Back at the Future School Journey

Ching Sing Chai, Chin-Chung Tsai

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The proliferation of computers has transformed all aspects of life in thecontemporary world. Schools, which are traditionally positioned to preserve andtransmit the cultural achievements of the past for continuous future development,have been challenged to change its roles. Hence the notion of future schools is bornand selected schools are tasked to be the path finders to create the new knowledgeand practice of schooling and educating children. This book documented theimportant lessons learnt in one of the future primary schools in Singapore. As thebroad schemes of the book and the first chapter have aptly revealed, ICT offermany opportunities for elementary school children to be enculturated into thetechnology-mediated world. However, the opportunities have to be actualized inthe classrooms through teachers’ design efforts (Chai, Koh, Tsai, & Tan, 2011) tobear positive outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating Holistic Technology-Enhanced Learning Experiences: Tales from a Future School in Singapore
EditorsLee Yong TAY, Cher Ping LIM
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-94-6209-086-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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