New learning scenarios for the 21st century related to Education, Culture and Technology

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Special Issue: New Learning Scenarios from a Transformative Perspective. From Global Approaches to Local Proposals

Abstract

This paper presents a summary of proposals and new learning scenarios for the 21st century related to the theme of “Education, Culture and Technology”. These proposals and scenarios are based on the work conducted in 2014 by a group of experts from Andorra, Catalonia, the United States and the United Kingdom during the International Forum on Education and Technology (FIET) held in Tarragona, Spain. The main aim of this work is to analyze the interconnection between education and culture through the discussion and selection of best practices and to identify the role played by technology in this process. The methodology used in this qualitative research was the focus group, whereby a group of experts analyzed and selected a range of good practices related to the main issue. The results of this process were shared at two plenary sessions with 100 expert reviewers and 500 educators. After considering the challenges faced by education in the 21st century and the best practices selected by the experts, it was agreed that digital technology can promote the dialogue that is needed to create a culture of innovation and enhance new ways of learning, participating, and contributing to local and global culture. At the end of this paper we make several proposals and recommendations for constructing learning environments that integrate education, culture and technology for a transformative experience.

Keywords

education culture technology new learning environments competences transforming experience 

Nuevos escenarios de aprendizaje para el siglo xxi relacionados con la educación, la cultura y la tecnología

Resumen

Este artículo presenta un resumen de las propuestas y nuevos escenarios de aprendizaje para el siglo xxi relacionados con el tema de “Educación, Cultura y Tecnología” basado en el trabajo desarrollado en 2014 por un grupo de expertos de Andorra, Cataluña, Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido durante el Foro Internacional sobre Educación y Tecnología (FIET), celebrado en Tarragona. El objetivo principal de este trabajo se centra en el análisis de la interrelación entre la educación y la cultura a través de la discusión y la selección de casos de buenas prácticas, con el fin de identificar el papel que desempeña la tecnología en este proceso. La metodología aplicada en esta investigación cualitativa fue a partir de focus group, donde un grupo de expertos analizó y seleccionó algunas buenas prácticas relacionadas con el tema principal. Los resultados fueron compartidos en dos sesiones plenarias con 100 revisores expertos y 500 profesionales del mundo de la educación. Tras considerar algunos retos para la educación del siglo xxi junto con los casos de buenas prácticas seleccionados por los expertos, se ha podido observar que la tecnología digital puede promover un diálogo para crear una cultura de la innovación, y al mismo tiempo mejorar las nuevas formas de aprendizaje, participando y contribuyendo a la cultura local y global. Al final del artículo se incluyen algunas propuestas y recomendaciones para la construcción de en tornos de aprendizaje que integren la educación, la cultura y la tecnología para una experiencia transformadora.

Palabras clave

educación cultura tecnología nuevos entornos de aprendizaje competencias experiencias transformadoras 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Yáñez
    • 1
  • Alexandra Okada
    • 2
  • Ramon Palau
    • 3
  1. 1.Universitat d’AndorraSant Julià de LòriaPrincipat d’Andorra
  2. 2.Knowledge Media InstituteThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  3. 3.Department of PedagogyUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain

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