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Educating for the Future

EDUCATING for the future: The challenge today! Carlos Sierra psychologist UNAD ICT gradually have become essential tools in the new conception of educational models, because they provide alternative spaces of interaction that breaks barreas them spatio-temporal and delivers extremely high volumes of information from various sources around the world. However it is necessary to note that notwithstanding the large clusters of information circulating at present, cannot be affirmed that this translated into knowledge, in other words, a young man of our time handled by far much more information than a thinker of ancient Greece, but not why he is holder of more knowledge. In this regard Peter Drucker establishes a clear distinction between the two terms, to define knowledge as the comprehensive utilization of information, i.e. information interpreted in own or collective benefit. The information society, is here and now, surrounds us all, at different levels and with different impacts. There information and the workflow is relentless; However, it is not just saying that the information is available to be used and turn it into knowledge, must have the necessary skills to do so, and so the educational model for the future according to Juan Carlos Tedesco, must be based on two fundamental pillars: learning to learn: corresponds to the challenge that prioritizes the autonomous knowledge production process. Learning to live together: comprises the social challenge of living cohesive by keeping our identity recognizing us as equals on the basis of the respect for difference. The digitization of the world precisely requires an education in the framework of new technologies, programs must tend towards autonomy in the production of knowledge. Only remains the dilemma to education: further education to industrial society and live thinking that the knowledge society is science fiction, or understand the here and the now of cybersociety, taking advantage of the new scenarios provided by the TIC in which learning and social networks have moved your scenario, favoring an alternate environment of coexistence, work and existence, creating a new level of interaction: virtuality!