Kids Can Take Charge

With the rapid changes around us, we, as educators, need to be flexible with the adaptation to new environments.

One of these changes is the skill set that is needed to survive in today’s world. Such skills are essential to every person in order to succeed either in life or in academia or in the job market.

These skills are needed due to the technology explosion, information overflow, and the fast growth of the information industry. Such as, research skills, evaluating skills and most importantly Lifelonglearning skills.

In that sense, we need to encourage, guide and support our students to find their way in the learning environment and help them to navigate through their learning journey in order to acquire the necessary skills, and to master the Lifelonglearning skills.

Our role as educators is changing so is the students’ role. The new learning theories support such changes as well as any new topic.

Encourage the students to seek skills, knowledge and experience on their own terms with your guidance and support.

does internet create democratic societies? information literacy skills are the tools

does the internet helps in creating democratic societies?

this question should be on the top of every government’s agenda, especially those who depends on fire and iron to rule their people.
before saying anything regarding this matter, it would be good to mention that the first thing governments in the “revolutionalry” arabian countries do is to disable the internet connection. is not this enough to show how internet plays (if not the tool) a big role in spreading democracy? the following are some example.
the internet turns the individual into a researcher, research for the information; into a journalist, to report the inside events where professional journalism cannot gives the individual chance to evaluate the presented information, and then make a decision. the internet was (and is) the main communicating tool in the revolutionnary countries, where ordinary people have the chance to communicate, plan, and report their steps.

these are some examples what the internet did to promote democracy in the new societies, but above all there are certain skills that come with this package. it is the information literacy skills that are knows as the essential skills for the democratic societies. these skills are needed for the individual to be able to recognize the need for information to solve a problem or to make a decision, then be able to locate these information and access them, evaluate and restore then recall them, and finally use them to create a new knowledge, to solve a problem or to make a decision then communicate these information with others. each step is as important as the whole procedures to create democratic societies.