Unformatted text preview: Macher , Mis. Minerva M. Dulfo
`shorter , Jammies Dulfo
Zeny V. Madriaga
BRIDGING THE GENERATION GAP
The older generation often feels there is a gap between them and the younger
` This is apparent in simple things like the manner of Dressing , socializing , more
intimate relationship , and marrying .
Even in education , traditional schooling has hardly changed even with the clear
evidence of a digital world .
Huge generation gap also exists and it will continue to widen unless some
changes are adopted at the proper time .
In peasant third world countries where schools don't have technology facilities ,
it is understandable that the transition to digital education may take time .
Given the rapid emergence of technology , there is the need to prepare For
bridging the digital gap in society . first we need to understand the potentials of
ICT : INFORMATION
` The new network of instantaneous communication is global , overcoming
boarders between countries and continents .
Much of what elders believe may not be applicable anymore to the new
generation , especially along maters of traditional value system .
Alvin Toffler's book " future Shock " shows how the information age has
begun to create many cultural changes in the family , societies ,
businesses , governments such as what he calls throw- away society ,
modular man , kinetic image , surfeit of subcults , psychological dimension .
Given the speed and power of ICT for change , growth , innovation , it becomes
critical that teachers understand the gap that may be perceived between them
and the new generation of learners .
` New generation are expected to face a future professional challenge of a digital
world ahead of them , technology supported skills need to be taught in schools
today or else school will become white elephant .
If schools fail to respond to emergent changes and needs , new learners may
lose appreciation of the educational system , and drop- out of school , as surveys
show an increasing drop-out rate every year ....
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- Spring '17
- Agnes montalbo
- Alvin Toffler, Minerva M. Dulfo