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Friday, August 10, 2018

Creating the Whole Child Amidst Technology Disruption With Rex Bookstore

In this growing age of technology, different kinds of technologies are prevalent everywhere. You can see varieties of screens, devices and gadgets just by walking around. Technology is part of our daily lives - from digital billboards, smartphones with biometrics, machines that activate transport, to apps that add efficiency to how we do things, everything seems possible in this hi-tech age. Even when it comes to work and education everything is turning digital.

Creating the Whole Child Amidst Technology Disruption With Rex Bookstore
Creating the Whole Child Amidst Technology Disruption With Rex Bookstore

As we move through the age of one-click and one-tap access, not only did efficiency and productivity increased, but everything is happening too fast as well. The growth brought by the innovation in technology made significant changes in the way our education is shaped. Having mere academic knowledge is not enough to survive in this fast-growing world. Skills outside the four corners of the room are what the future needs.

REX Bookstore, known for being a champion of holistic, 21st-century learning, took great concern as to what would be the most excellent way to build the generation in this age of technology. With the knowledge that most, if not all jobs are now becoming digital because industries attempt to shift to a more cost-efficient way of running their operations through maximizing technological platforms, Rex Bookstore knew that mastery of academic subjects is not enough, and new skill sets is necessary to be gained.

Educational institutions and other stakeholders should place enough focus on equipping our students and learners with the necessary training to foster creativity and critical thinking. Especially now that talks about the risk that humans will be entirely taken over by machines in the future. As of 2010, top 10 jobs started to shift to technology and digital related careers. More than 50% of the jobs today expected to be replaced by artificial intelligence as well. With all these advancements occurring, we must be able to cope up well. Having creativity and critical thinking skills are the key to the future generation, for these qualities would be the most useful as we face a rapidly evolving world.

To further nurture these qualities for the future generation, Rex Bookstore adopted the Whole Child Approach as guidance in developing their offerings. The Whole Child Approach was first developed by an organization called ASCD. It aims to transition learning from just narrowly focusing in academic achievements to education that gives holistic connection towards fulfilling the success of young learners through long-term development and guidance.

As ASCD’s official partner in the Philippines, REX Book Store has been actively creating programs, offering a symphony of learning solutions to assist not just learners, but parents and institutions with the vision of transforming today´s classrooms into a future-ready learning environments.

Rex Bookstore helps in molding the future generation for them to be able to live in the new ecosystem we are currently building at present. They aim not just to use technology as a present advantage, but as something beneficial in the future.

At present, everything we see is a reflection of emerging and converging technologies- each offering new horizons of access to limitless information, possibilities to improve efficiencies, share data, build communities, and boost creativity and freedom. One notable innovation in today’s technology is having the existence of Internet. It gave a whole new meaning to instant access. Physical distance is no longer a barrier to exchange both in communication and information

With all this advancement we are experiencing, it is clear that we have a bright future ahead of us. Even so, since everything is now easily accessible, the existence of dirty data and fake news have been increasing in number. Everyone can create content and make it viral as much as everyone could have access to information and then share it as one believes it to be true. Some portals that contain crowd sourced or collated information from unreliable references often hits the top results pages of Google. Even if there are new rules and laws now being crafted by institutions to serve as guidelines for the use of the web, there is still no certainty in knowing if a published article is authentic and credible if you don’t check on it.

Despite all this digital disruptions occurring, REX Book Store, stayed true to its mission, and  has continued to contribute in fostering sustainable and collaborative partnerships among concerned stakeholders: taking lead in the effort to create holistic learning experiences that would enable learners to be future leaders and professionals who carry fundamental principles of human dignity and a keen sense of social justice, while also keeping ahead of the curve in leveraging the resources which the 4th industrial revolution brings.

Through its deep understanding of how digital disruption can be leveraged for education, REX Book Store paves the way and lays the groundwork for the next generation of practitioners who are not just tech-savvy, but also consciously committed to providing responses to relevant issues that affect the way we live our everyday lives. This is the kind of engagement and social responsibility that proceeds with critical thinking and is firmly rooted on human values of respect, dignity, and harmonious understanding, producing whole and joyful young persons with an immense desire to contribute to the betterment of society.

We must remember that it is not about the hardware or software or how we experience tech through well-designed interface, it is how we make use of them, especially to improve ourselves and learn, that matters.

Join and help Rex Bookstore make the Whole Child, Visit www.wholechild.rexbookstore.ph.

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