|Teachers' Christian Fellowship of NSW : Conference papers|
USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM: HOW CHRISTIAN IS THAT?
itself does not result in learning. Learning might come from
application of technology.
Some have argued that placing a computer in the hands of every student would realise educational outcomes. The fallacy of this argument is shown in the expectation that world class musicians will automatically result from placing a piano in every class room.
The world uses information and communication technologies to reach and to communicate with as wide an audience as possible. Teachers need to understand that the use of technology will shape the way we think and the world we live in.
God is there not technologically but in relationship. As teachers we are also there in the learning process, present to interact and relate to the learner in a way that technology never can.
Technology by itself will not change our lives. It needs to be applied and classrooms are no exception.
The world into which Jesus entered was less technologically advanced than our world of today. But like our world, technology under the Romans was changing with increased momentum. Through successive ages God is known within changing times and culture. He makes himself known and teachers need to understand the context and world of their students so that they also can embody the message (the learning) in a particular way that the computer cannot.
can be only part of a relationship.
In the same way we want to use computers and technology to help students go beyond our understanding of the curriculum, to enhance learning within teacher-student relationships.