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As falsas promessas da tecnologia (EN)

Publicado a 12/03/2015, 06:50 por Luis Pitta -org-   [ atualizado a 12/03/2015, 07:03 ]
Artigo muito interessante sobre as falsas promessas da tecnologia na educação
There Are No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education
by Kentaro Toyama


For anyone concerned with high-tech in schools, two books are required reading as histories of technology and education. The first is Larry Cuban’s Teachers and Machines: The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920, which overviews the history of films, radio, television, and computers in American education up to the early 1980s. The second is Todd Oppenheimer’s The Flickering Mind: Saving Education from the False Promise of Technology. Oppenheimer also focuses primarily on US education, but updates and expands on Cuban’s findings for computers in schools through the early 2000s. Both authors consider the record of technology in schools and find it wanting. They reveal that while technologies can have positive educational impact in restricted instances, successes pale in comparison to failures overall. By not knowing this past history, we seem condemned to repeat it over and over and over.

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