Tomorrow’s Education News TODAY

Technology and exams ‘creating robotic children’

An over exposure to technology risks creating a generation of “robotic” children, a leading headmistress warned.

A rise in the use of the internet and video games is damaging pupils’ social skills and undermining their ability to form independent thought, it was claimed.

Vicky Tuck, president of the Girls’ Schools Association, which represents 200 top fee-paying schools, said it had been fuelled by a rise in the number of examinations which created a culture of “teach, test and forget”.

Speaking at the association’s annual conference on Monday, she will call for all sixth-formers to complete a 5,000-word dissertation to stretch their imaginations.

Read more…


Next Post

Is The NY Times going under?

Mon Nov 17 , 2008
In 1896, Adolph Ochs bought The New York Times and boldly placed on its front-page flag the slogan All The News That’s Fit To Print. Today, its publisher, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., may need to rewrite that slogan to Less News And Less Money To Print It. That’s because The […]

You May Like