Where Are The Computers? Why Waldorf Eschews Classroom Tech

Posted On: 9/21/2017 5:23 PM

main lesson book, colored crayons, colored pencils, Waldorf Education"But what about typing, online test taking, spreadsheets and word document programs? Waldorf educators would argue that high school students, who have studied a rich and diverse curriculum that encourages critical thinking, can quickly learn these fundamentally basic computer skills. In fact, leaders in our technological, 21st century will not be hired for their ability to make a nice powerpoint. They will need critical thinking skills, intrinsic motivation, curiosity, insight, engagement, and determination. The fact remains that there are many scientifically supported, offline teaching methods that can be used to cultivate these skills. Thus far technology teaching has not measured up to the task."

Read more at Loving Learning - February 3, 2017
Photo credit: Waldorf School of Philadelphia (c Kielinsky)


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