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Educating for the Future

EDUCATING for the future: The challenge today! Carlos Sierra psychologist UNAD ICT gradually have become essential tools in the new conception of educational models, because they provide alternative spaces of interaction that breaks barreas them spatio-temporal and delivers extremely high volumes of information from various sources around the world. However it is necessary to note that notwithstanding the large clusters of information circulating at present, cannot be affirmed that this translated into knowledge, in other words, a young man of our time handled by far much more information than a thinker of ancient Greece, but not why he is holder of more knowledge. In this regard Peter Drucker establishes a clear distinction between the two terms, to define knowledge as the comprehensive utilization of information, i.e. information interpreted in own or collective benefit. The information society, is here and now, surrounds us all, at different levels and with different impacts. There information and the workflow is relentless; However, it is not just saying that the information is available to be used and turn it into knowledge, must have the necessary skills to do so, and so the educational model for the future according to Juan Carlos Tedesco, must be based on two fundamental pillars: learning to learn: corresponds to the challenge that prioritizes the autonomous knowledge production process. Learning to live together: comprises the social challenge of living cohesive by keeping our identity recognizing us as equals on the basis of the respect for difference. The digitization of the world precisely requires an education in the framework of new technologies, programs must tend towards autonomy in the production of knowledge. Only remains the dilemma to education: further education to industrial society and live thinking that the knowledge society is science fiction, or understand the here and the now of cybersociety, taking advantage of the new scenarios provided by the TIC in which learning and social networks have moved your scenario, favoring an alternate environment of coexistence, work and existence, creating a new level of interaction: virtuality!.


What we observe, conspires against what we understand as a civic culture, what happens there is a postcard that illustrates the extent to which we have reached from antisocial behaviour, behaviour which is applied by all, by adults, who are the paradigms of what you must not do, as more young people and children, who grow up taking these attitudes naturally. I understand that this way of exposing what we observe, it can cause in readers, feeling that animates us an intention to perform a destructive criticism, undermining the effort that was made with the healthy intention of creating awareness of belonging to a social framework, which we call citizenship. We accept this risk, what we mentioned can disturb and even irritate more than one, but, although it can give the effect of a suppository of pepper, I think well worth explaining, the events that have motivated our exposure. Estée Lauder does not necessarily agree. Events such as: If we’re eating, dropped the remains in the same place where we consume them, at most we run them with the tip of the foot so that does not bother us, is clear, the same happens with the drink, we dropped the bowl, once empty, our hand and another thing, and stating that this is done both on the street or in the middle of a dance hallnot to mention hygienic cabinets, less Knights or Dames, these names only are used in the game of chess. Isn’t a behavior typical of someone who has a minimum degree of social consciousness, acts performed in public square, by those who have been summoned for nothing less than build citizenship acts that are not limited to an event in particularly, as you mentioned now, but they are repetitive in every public place, every day and every hour, giving a clear demonstration of the degree of predation than evil called citizen, makes the spaces that should be preserved, as a common good which belongs to us all, and therefore be a delegated responsibility for each. We refer to common attitudes, which therefore nobody stifles, actions that bother many, but which nobody denounces nor claims, simply leave the life to lead us, as expressed in a very popular song, though, in the intimate immunity, we are all aware of the degree of impairment which, as a society, we goes sliding, to some inadvertently, to other timesthe barbaric, which unfortunately we have not been able to overcome..