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Future gazing: the classroom of 2030

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Brett Henebery | 17 Dec 2014, 02:40 PM Agree 0
How do you feel about the diminishing role of interpersonal teaching in classrooms?
  • JoeCitizen | 19 Dec 2014, 12:54 PM Agree 0
    Robinson is right. It's the children who we are building a promising future for, and we have to consider them high above a lot of the political bickering going on. In the here and now, they're looking to us as role models, wanting to be inspired and encouraged about the world they're heading out into after their school experience is done. Tablets, laptops and smartboards are fine, just so long as they are used in concert with interactive/interpersonal HUMAN teaching. Although TVs and PCs can teach a child much, the presence of human interpersonal guidance (no different from motherhood and fatherhood) impacts profoundly on a child's emotional connection with his/her peers - and the broader world. Like the saying 'you get what you pay for', children will develop according to the kind of education they receive. The warm flame of thoughtfulness, compassion and humanity needs keep burning as strong as ever. If that flame becomes replaced by the blinking blue light of a machine, we may as well send wrecking balls to demolish all the schools and let kids sit at home and be robotic zombies.
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