Holistic Learning In Technology Age

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Prakong Sukhonthachit , Suthisa Rattanawicha


Human learning process do not take place on nothing, but are based on idea, beliefs and views of the world that humans have of all things which is called a paradigm. The paradigm affects both the perception and the way humans act on things.  Knowledge, therefore, has a variety of characteristics that require different learning processes, both in transferring knowledge and creating new knowledge. Education is an important process in the creation of knowledge so that human beings can develop themselves holistically. In addition, problems are found in teaching and learning of higher education institutions in important aspects: for example, teachers often teach in a lecture style, transfer knowledge in a way for learners to imitate. Moreover, in teaching and learning process, the focus is on memorization for exams rather than on students’ thinking, analyzing and seeking knowledge. As a result, the learners are found lack of the inquisitive mind, and the learning is focused on theoretical subjects rather than practice, and lack of teaching and learning that are consistent with reality.

            Holistic learning management is designed for technology-driven teaching and learning, with more information technology being used in the teaching and learning process.  The rapid growth and development of technology, network and internet systems allow students to utilize more information. Innovation in teaching media resulting from the advancement of computer technology makes educators try to use the potential of these technologies to produce several new teaching materials. Examples of teaching media innovations are CAI, multimedia, teleconference, instructional module and interactive video, etc.

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