Evangelos Himonides - Institute of Education, University of London, UK

(Evangelos Himonides) #1

Educators’ Roles and Professional Development

In this core perspective concerning the ramifications of technology and technological change on teacher training/education programs, the author offers five points as essential for such a discourse, namely, that the role of technology in education is central; that technology can foster the development of teachers’ critical thinking; that teachers cannot be passive recipients of whatever educational reforms and that they need to be in a position to shape their own and their students’ learning; that it is the social facet of technology that will play a leading role in teachers’ competence, credentialing, and professional development; and, finally, that technology is becoming mature enough to allow us to re-rehearse the notion of evidence based education in a completely novel way.