Date of publication: 2017-09-01 06:51
My main recommendation here is that most schools in the world would cost-effectively benefit by focusing on the human factor in pedagogy, rather than on technology. I don t see teaching as a technology in many ways, good teaching is the opposite of technology in that it is caring, creative, non-repetitive, ultra-customized, and ultimately about nurturing people, not simply making things easier for them.
One of the most worthwhile exercises I recommend here is to consider how you would solve your immediate problem without adding anything new. First, posing this question should detect the situation where the "problem" is that someone really wants to use the technology. If that is the case, you should immediately abort.
I m glad you mentioned Peru s APAFA. Local APAFAs inputs are being taken in the evaluation of OLPC in that country, and I was pleased to see that the initial results indicate that teachers in treatment schools reported improved relations with the APAFAs (see the preliminary IDB report).
What I m claiming is that technology s impact is amplificatory. Juan is X. Include technology and it leads to the same Z, but not Z = X+Y, but Z = X * Z/X. Now, take the technology to a school with teaching capacity 5. You then end up with 5 * Z/X = 5.
And even if a policy was formulated and a budget allocated, it could still take a decade or (much) more before the schools in India were at the level of the Caribbean.
There are also causes and information. Social media has made it possible for like minded individuals to discuss important topics, widen their personal knowledge and discover things they never knew before. For example, people around the world are now more involved than ever in their country 8767 s politics. The last presidential elections in the US are proof of that. Social media has contributed to that increase in a big way.
Yes, there are incidents where socially isolated, mentally unstable teens have committed acts of violence based on video games. But while the violent video games that are very popular among teen boys have been shown to increase aggression in some studies, other studies have failed to find the same correlation.
Pro-Technology Rhetoric 9: Teachers are expensive. It&rsquo s exactly because teachers are absent or poorly trained that low-cost technology is a good alternative.
Para explicar esta idea propongo un simple ejemplo basado en mis observaciones en varias instituciones educativas de gestió n privada (sinó nimo de buena educació n en los té rminos que el sentido comú n puede entender buena educació n ).
This debate is conducted in a luxurious context: its called online. The vast majority of people who would state their desire here for putting technology into their schools currently don t have access to the technology to say so.