As we head towards the end of the first decade of the new millennium, high expectations have been set for schools to meet the needs and demand of highly creative, curious and techno savy twenty-first century learner. To give some perspective on this, it is worthwhile to explore the trends that are emerging, that will leverage technology and that have the potential to genuinely transform education in substantial, meaningful and sustainable ways.
In order to improve the quality of education a humble attempt is made in the present book Emerging Trends in Education to deals with the current problems and the future strategies in the context of innovative methods and approaches, creative and collaborative learning, use of information and communication technology, modern concepts of education, values, constructive pedagogy, quality of elementary education, improvement of standards and curriculum changes which would gear the system more to productivity each sector of education has its on unique features and hence there are so many issues with regards to new innovations in every sector of education which are critically examined, discussed and highlighted in this book.
ICT is the major revolutionary application of present time. Its application from primary to higher education has changed the entire scenario of education. The potential use of this resource depends upon the creative ability of the individual teachers. ICT is more critical to education now than ever before and likely to increase in its importance. Today, computers, software and the Internet aren’t simply part of the educational process, they are embedded in it. With the emergence of increasingly robust connectivity infrastructure and cheaper computers, school systems around the world are developing the ability too provide learning opportunities to students anytime, anywhere. ICT has already transformed how we access information and that has in turn transformed the skills our educated people require.
ICT can be utilized in innovative way. A highly imaginative involvement of an author, illustrators and educators together in a digital environment may prepare innovative coursework in the unstained manner. Computer based recording and editing of sounds may be applied in new learning opportunities for the teachers in the teaching music, physics and mathematics and can explore pupils’ creativity. This method assumes that children need to be involved through a range of communication styles and sensory stimuli which go beyond the textual or verbal dimensions, usually favoured in schools. The authors of this book have presented their diverse and innovative views regarding the needs and ways of implementing new trends in education and specially ICT. This book present a context and framework within which teachers and school leaders can re-imagine what technology might make possible for schools in the future.