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Comment: No tech please, we're learning

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. indusant

    indusant Senior commenter

    Well, it seems that they don't avoid technology all together. Instead, they use it in a meaningful and purposeful way, which is fair enough. Technology can be useful, but more often than not it is not used in a purposeful way. It's just another tool in which to facilitate learning, after all. But when the tool becomes a distraction, that is when technology is more of a hindrance than a help.

    I agree that being 'totally absorbed' in a task is a useful thing to practise in life. There is value in taking care over a project, becoming fully absorbed in and invested in it. When you go slowly and take care over something, it develops your sense of self worth when you view the end product. I do see their point that the use of technology should be secondary to this. Sadly, this does not seem to be the case in mainstream schools.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016
  3. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    "working primarily with paper, paints, pencils, crayons and pens" - also technologies!
     

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