Tuesday, 26 March 2013

24 March 2013 - The Star: Shaping schools of the future

Kiosks of interest: Many visitors were drawn by the various products and educational tools on display.

Kiosks of interest: Many visitors were drawn by the various products and educational tools on display.

THE STAR: Educators and students of all ages were recently treated to a showcase of the latest approaches, products and innovations for improving and enhancing learning in schools and other educational institutions.

IF YOU think designing schools of the future is merely done by plugging in smart gadgets and swiping back and forth on a touchscreen, think again.

There is more to it than that.

Microsoft worldwide vice-president of Education Anthony Salcito said the concept of school of the future was often misconstrued.

“When people think of schools of the future, people think of science fiction. It’s not a technology showcase,” he said.

School authorities must be able to tap their students’ potential, nurture them and inculcate values that would enable them to move on and face the challenges ahead.

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