International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Paradigm Shift in Education that Involves the Information Society and ITC (Information Technology and Communication)
Concepcion Millán, Maria Núria Valls

This study has two parts: a theoretical part and a practical one. Both are intended to show the importance of changes in information society education that defines current and globally interconnected society. People must adapt to this new society and acquire of education in this new paradigm. We complete Castells' point of view with theories of the philosopher Jürgen Habermas that reveals the need for genuine dialogue based on communication. Jürgen Habermas offers a theory in which this communication can be based, the theory of communicative action. As regards the practical aspects, we present two researches and one experience. These examples are based on a new methodology which is focused on students' activity and autonomy and uses ICT to motivate students towards collaborative and team work. In conclusion, use of information technology and communication is an excellent resource in which new methodology can be based on.

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