YouTube versus school: Every second adolescent preferably YouTube to Learn

Our education system is still up to date?

Ever since the Video of the YouTubers Rezo the majority of people are likely to be become aware of the impact that Videos on YouTube can exercise. This concerns not only politics, but also contributed significantly to our education system, as a recent study shows. Around nine out of ten young people use the Video platform. About half of the students used YouTube specifically to Learn. Many consider the Videos to be more efficient than the Press of the school. Can ignore our education system before such a massive impact?

The Council for cultural education recently presented the results of a recent study on the topic of education. The core aspect of the influence of YouTube on the learning behavior of young people. The Council comes to the conclusion that audio-visual Learning in the Form of web videos for young people between 12 and 19 years are of great importance to everyday life is one of them. The experts urge to consequences. The education system must take the needs of young people seriously and should not ignore this latest development.

In the case of YouTube the young people more than the school?

Whether it’s for homework or tests, of all kinds, but also for artistic subjects such as music, art or theatre, young people often resort to YouTube to have facts to explain. As the Council for cultural education reported that many students that you feel inspired by the Clips in a high degree. Can teachers keep up with the new media? Partly Yes and partly no, say the experts. But one thing is sure: Ignore this development should be in any case.

What makes Learning with YouTube attractive?

According to the recent study, 47 percent of the young people draw between 12 and 19 years of independently explanatory videos from YouTube for Learning in school. Although YouTube was not set up as an educational medium, has won the Medium, an unexpectedly high importance for the field of education. A huge mass of Tutorials and explanatory videos is here available anytime and from anywhere. This is, apparently, the expectations of young people from their own learning rhythms and contrary to learning times. Many of the Clips are linked to loosening in addition with funny elements, and audio-visual recycling. If you have not understood something, you can just jump back to the location and if you know something already, just skip it.

The Points at which teachers can points?

60 percent of those surveyed YouTube Users want in the classroom a critical examination of the Video platform. At the current school, the majority of young people especially appreciate the Option to ask specific questions. “The young people surveyed are very clear about the Strengths, but also on the structural limits of mass mediation through the media,” emphasized the educator Benjamin J├Ârissen from the Council in a press release on the study. The school must be aware of the potential of the common-reflection-Conscious.

How to integrate digital media into the school day?

Around half of the young people surveyed want help on the part of the school in the creation of Videos. This interest of the young people had to be picked up. The Council for cultural education recommends to understand the digitisation finally, as a task, and the object of Cultural formation and to make use of the new media as cultural participation. Also, the school should develop their own audio-visual formats, and implement. Instead of the Videos to exclude, should the help be when Creating such Clips made, and more space for critical engagement with the Medium to be created.

Ignoring is the worst solution

“An important conclusion from the study is that you must not ignore this Medium,” emphasises Professor Eckart Liebau, Chairman of the expert Council. YouTube is not an educational Medium, but it was actually developed in the meantime into an important learning and educational platform. This has affected the educational landscape as a Whole. YouTube have changed both the exercise forms of adolescents, as well as the requirements of the teaching as a whole. “You can build, if one uses the Medium of the school side be aware, a lesson, and in this way, more space for individual questions and for reflection in the classroom find,” says the Professor. The full study can be downloaded for free on the website of the Council for cultural education is viewed. (vb)