Philosophy Of Teaching

Teaching Digital Natives

Characteristics of Digital Natives

The Voice of the Active Learner - Education From a Digital Native's Perspective

*Learners today do not want to be lectured-they want to discover information independently.

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*Learners today desire respect and want their opinions to count.

*Learners today want to exercise creativity collaboratively using cutting edge technology.

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*Learners want to make decisions and share opinions with each other and also they want to connect globally with others to change the world.

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Educators MUST keep up with our rapidly changing world---we owe it to our kids to really prepare them for the challenges yet to come.

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

What are the Challenges?

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Learning Theory and Engagement of Digital Natives

The constructivist theory of learning supports learners' understanding of information through experience and reflection. Digital natives are best engaged when they are active in their learning and continually reflect on the processes involved in learning information.


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Use a Learning Theory: Constructivism
Constructivist Classroom Activities


  • Role play
  • Debate
  • Cooperative learning
  • Real-world application of complex concepts
  • Shadowing
  • Internships
  • Research projects with presentation
  • Experiments, including social and psychological