"The world is changing rapidly and we continue to prepare our students for the future with the
tools of the past. And though we all agree that education aims to prepare young people to become
active citizens in a changing society (UNESCO 2011), our schools are still evolving at a slow pace
that is modelled on a system moulded by industrial revolution (Sir Ken Robinson, 2010). Our
students, citizens of the information society, feel alienated at school. They are surrounded more
than ever by stimuli such as smartphones, tablets, computers, the Internet, etc. that are either
shunned by their schools or - when allowed - they are not used adequately. This partly explains the
high rates of school failure or lack of motivation of students.
In order to meet these challenges, educators, and education science experts will need to
improve their methods so as to ensure that the learning experience meets the expectations of a
native digital student (Digital native, Digital Immigrant, M .Prensky, 2001) and develops his/her
skills in the 21st century..."
It is with a great gratitude to the editors Mrs Lama Atoui and Mrs Kamilia Dhifallah
Zorgati that I announce the publication of my first article Promoting students' 21 st
century skills through project work in the first issue 2017-2018 of Teaching Differently.
Continue reading my article and other articles online here.