Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

From the Editor

Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

From the Editor

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Anticipating the future of education is both exciting and daunting. At a recent DKG regional conference, presenters of workshops about 3-D printing and Web 2.0 apps electrified participants with possibilities! At the same time, just as the teacher in a oneroom schoolhouse 100 years ago would have been hard pressed to envision the complex, standards-driven, technology-rich classrooms of 2013, participants struggled to wrap their minds around the kind of change that such technology might allow in classrooms- if, indeed, classrooms will continue to exist! The tension between the familiar and the forthcoming is complex, and perhaps management consultant, educator, and author Peter Drucker was not exaggerating when he noted that "trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window."

Undaunted, the authors in this issue consider the future with confidence. Trybus sets the stage through an interview with noted educational consultant Robin Fogarty, who delineates the need to move toward an inquiry-based model of learning and to enhance use of technology in order to create "thinkers, problem solvers, and decision makers." Harsh and Mallory discuss ways to build capacity for success in students, and Ramsey and Baethe delineate specific capacity needs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. …

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