EducationHQ recently published an interview with ACT based Eric Roussel, eLearning coordinator at Canberra Girls Grammar School. Eric has been an active supporter of Digital Careers in the ACT and in 2014 his students took part in Young ICT Explorers. Read his thoughts on education and technology:
YOU’VE GOT TO BE UP-TO-DATE WITH PEDAGOGY IN THIS AREA, DON’T YOU?
One of my former mentors said it’s no longer being a teacher, it’s being a facilitator. If you can understand the structure of the course, some kids will always be better than you, almost right away, especially at the senior level in programming.
Some of the kids that I taught in Years 11 and 12, I’ve got one kid right now, I actually saw him at Australian National University about four weeks ago and he’s a former student of mine, and he’s off to Silicon Valley in two months – he’s going to try and make it big there. So, those kids, you can’t really teach them but you can show them the direction when they start struggling.
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