For a long time, the traditional method of education has been applied, which is limited in many aspects; that is why many today are committed to disruptive education; a proposal that some years ago more than one would have called complete madness.
With the advent of technology, trends have slowly changed and when it comes to education, this is no exception. Innovation is essential in this century, year after year professionals seek to improve more and more in different areas, but to achieve it many times you need to start something again, from 0, forgetting everything that was once taken for granted. And this is one of the bases from which the concept of disruptive education starts.
This proposal in a certain way seeks to destroy what we know as an educational method today; under the premise that current education does not really benefit students, and that we must seek new methods or ways of teaching so that students have a quality comprehensive education, in which they really learn.
For a disruptive education we need to cause an educational break with the current state. But this rupture does not mean destroying but an educational disruption to create.
A disruptive innovation is one that breaks with the curriculum, methodologies and modes of knowledge transmission, opening new learning alternatives, allowing the introduction of advances and innovations in educational processes through new technologies and the new uses that are opened in the communicative field.
The current teacher cannot and should not remain outside the possibilities offered by technologies to deepen methodological transformations that, although they may find new names, the truth is that they have been present in the historical development of pedagogy.
Disruptive innovations start from the concept of students as builders of their own learning. In this sense, they attach great importance to respecting personal learning rhythms, proposing the use of an open curriculum that guarantees the access of all students to a complete training, making them grow personally and academically.
Many of the disruptive education models use different methodologies, in some cases they vary completely, while in others they take advantage of different methodologies to teach. Among the most common disruptive education methodologies we can find the following:
Learning through experience
The process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing.” Hands-on learning is a form of experimental learning, but it does not necessarily imply that students reflect on its product.
It is common in disruptive education models to use the practices to teach, this occurs more than anything in classes where the practice is applicable, such as natural sciences and mathematics.
Another key factor of practice is research, since in a certain way it can be said that research can become an experience that in turn will help students develop their knowledge.
Use of technology, Internet tools and audiovisual media
We return to a point mentioned above; and it is that technology is considered as an important and very beneficial factor when it comes to education. It is common to use audiovisual media and Internet resources to assist in classroom education.
Technology becomes an ally to bring all kinds of information to students, thus breaking down borders and barriers that may be formed during the learning process.
Ludification or gamification of education
Since we touch on the issue of the use of technology in education, we must also talk about the gamification or gamification of education. And it is that education does not have to be boring, there are many things that can be learned taking advantage of games.
Through games, students can interactively experience a series of events that would otherwise be impossible; becoming a valuable tool to work both knowledge and values in the classroom and at home. It is only required to use them in the correct way in learning.
There are many benefits and advantages of disruptive education; starting with the fact that it is a new form of teaching that is constantly evolving, growing more and more with each new contribution and innovation.
One of the most appreciable advantages is disruptive education that offers students personalized teaching. In this way, the potential of all students can be developed.
Thanks to disruptive education, students can explore areas in which they have an interest and develop their own skills. In the same way, it allows them to go one step at a time, discovering what they really want to do without fear of criticism.