Sage to guide
Shift from ‘sage on the stage’ to ‘guide on the side’. Earlier content was delivered through lecture only. This one-way transmission of content from those who know to those who don’t know. This may not be needed as it available more easily and abundantly virtually through technology. Sage is now free to stand aside, and adopt more of a ‘guiding’ or ‘facilitating’ function
The shift has not minimized the role of the teacher-as-guide. It requires and facilitates numerous new and creative activities on the part of the teacher. In light of the shift, it behooves teachers to facilitate the various information-to-knowledge transformational process for student, to make space for the transformations to happen and to guide students in those pursuits.