Current education reform strategies are inadequate or failing. ACOT2 assumes as its starting point that time-honored yet outmoded approaches to education and education reform must be replaced with new and creative ways of thinking about designing learning environments for this generation of students.
Educators must become more than information experts; they must also be collaborators in learning—leveraging the power of students, seeking new knowledge alongside students, and modeling positive habits of mind and new ways of thinking and learning.apple
In terms of teaching methods, schools must recognize that what engages this generation of learners is very different from what may have engaged previous generations.
Because of today’s digital technology, students live a media rich, connected, and mobile lifestyle, and they are just as often producers of content as they are consumers.
…schools must infuse the curriculum with a forward-looking context.
Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow—Today. Learning in the 21st Century. Apple (2008).