Digital Transformation in Education: Relevant Paradigms and Theories of Teaching and Learning in the Industry 4.0

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Abstract

The study explores the paradigms and theories of education that will help the education sector to move in the right direction in industry 4.0. The study takes issue with the rate and magnitude of disruptions brought by technology as a result application of the right policies and principles in the management, teaching and learning in the education sector could not only enable the sector to minimise the effects of disruptions but better position the sector towards the digital transformation. The study's major point is that due to rapid changes in political, cultural, social, economic, and technological situations, 21st-century society places a high demand on its members, and the situation is exacerbated by the presence of the COVID-19 epidemic. Using conceptual and content analysis of peer-reviewed journals, reports and books, the study found that the application of connectivism theory of learning, engagement theory, and cognitive theory of multimedia learning among others can help to move the education sector in the right direction despite the challenges brought by the digital transformation. The application of the theories and paradigms can help to minimise the effects of disruptions brought by technology in industry 4.0. The study concludes it is important to adopt a constructivism type of teaching to minimise the negative effects of technological advancement than steaking to a behaviourism type of teaching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages453-470
Number of pages18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume549
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Keywords

  • Digital transformation
  • Education
  • Industry 4.0
  • Learning
  • Paradigms
  • Theories

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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