Google Sketchup. (2013). [Image. Creative commons]. Retrieved from here.
The crucial message my educators want me to have is the concept of lifelong learning, the idea that learning is a fluid concept, ever-changing and requires high levels of adjustable attitudes to continue a developmental journey long after the graduation podium. A message that seems to be seeping though to me given the title of my blog.
Lifelong learning embraces the idea that as we educate the youth today, we prepare them for an unknown future, we thus need to plan our educative experiences such that they arm them with the best possible skill set and knowledge base. In Australia, we are quite fortunate to have a visionary curriculum in the context of which educators can become metaphorical architects and build enriching experiences. In fact, there is an architectural tool Google sketchup and having seen my young sons design various buildings, cities, aeroplanes, airports, I can vouch for its application in the use of mathematics, creative design, art curriculum, as well as an affective tool that engages and motivates and as a mathetic tool as they collaborated amongst themselves and shared ideas with the online google sketch community. Now I just need to brush up my google sketch up skills (read- call my boys to teach me) and think of innovative ways of applying it into learning experiences to transforms learning.