Return to CreateDebate.comfutureschool • Join this debate community

Derek's space

Welcome to Derek's space!

Derek's space is a social tool that democratizes the decision-making process through online debate. Join Now!
  • Find a debate you care about.
  • Read arguments and vote the best up and the worst down.
  • Earn points and become a thought leader!

To learn more, check out the FAQ or Tour.

Be Yourself

Your profile reflects your reputation, it will build itself as you create new debates, write arguments and form new relationships.

Make it even more personal by adding your own picture and updating your basics.

Facebook addict? Check out our page and become a fan because you love us!

Report This User
Permanent Delete

View All

View All

View All

RSS Sonjanz

Reward Points:3
Efficiency: Efficiency is a measure of the effectiveness of your arguments. It is the number of up votes divided by the total number of votes you have (percentage of votes that are positive).

Choose your words carefully so your efficiency score will remain high.
Efficiency Monitor

2 most recent arguments.
1 point

And that doesn't happen in classrooms and homes? The inane and lack of substance? It may not be happening in every interaction but I've seen lots of learning happening on social networking from texting to find out what homework is to sending people to different online resources to help them acheive a task. And then there are the discussions and events that prove a wider social issue. One of my nephew's used Facebook to protest a student representation issue at his school. If you didn't know the back story it looked kind of bizzare and very inane. Knowing his father meant I pretty much figured it out before he told me the whole story when he was in NZ on holiday. We need to be careful about how we judge our young people. The biggest difference is that online media creates a record of what has always happened as young people form identity.

2 points

I'm not quite sure the implications of this have been thought through...are we ready for kids NOT to be in classrooms. If they are not in classrooms (or not as much as they are now) where will they be? We cant overlook that a key reason for the development of our education system was to keep kids safe while their parents worked in the factories (that was once we decided it was inhumane for the children to be working in the factories)

Moving to a blended system implies far more change than just educational change.

And while blended suggests that there will always be face to face involvement - we shouldn't underestimate the positive aspects of encouragement and celebration that teachers provide within a classroom context.

Sonjanz has not yet created any debates.

About Me

I am probably a good person but I haven't taken the time to fill out my profile, so you'll never know!

Want an easy way to create new debates about cool web pages? Click Here