Teaching and learning is a two-way street, and most teachers will tell you they learn so much from the pupils they teach. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of technology. Often the pupils come to school with a great knowledge of information technology than the teachers, with can be viewed as an opportunity or a threat depending on the viewpoint of the teacher. It is, in fact, a great opportunity for teachers and this book shows what the new generation of learners can bring to schools and how teachers can interpret what they observe in schools. It also gives suggestions on how to respond to the need to adapt teaching practices for a society where dealing with knowledge is a matter of negotiation and creativity.
Wim Veen is a professor at Delft University of Technology, where his research focuses on new concepts and strategies for ICT enhanced learning.