Prof. Benedetto Vertecchi, of Rome University and founder of the International Laboratory for Experimental Pedagogy, sustains that computers in schools are of no valid evolutionary impact upon the education process. In support of his thesis he said:
“..you know that I still remember when there were the 78’ slate discs? Then we passed onto the 33’ vinyl, the flexible plastic 45’, the magnetic tapes, the CDs, till the hard-disks and lately the Cloud. Imagine in a thirteen years scholar journey, from the first year in elementary until the conclusion of high school years, how many technological revolutions the students will witness and go through? I believe that if we concentrate education on the use of digital resources, we will commit the time and intelligence of our children in apprenticeships that serve at nothing and destine them, along with our civilization, to a rapid decadence”.
Following the same thread, Dr. Manfred Spitzer (German psychiatrist author of “Digital Madness. How new technology made us Stupid”); while demonstrating that ‘New’ do not mean ‘Good’ explains that: “…computer to education is like a bicycle to swimming.. By dragging a word with a finger from point A to point B over a touch screen, I am computing the most superficial action one could do with a word. Just reading and copying it is a much more complex operation, that help capturing it mentally”.
The most significant paradox is that in the Wardorf School in the Silicon Valley, mainly frequented by children whose parents are managers working for the world’s most reputed icons of the digital ware producers and web servers as Apple, Microsoft and Google; all digital means were completely banned!
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