Enhancing Child Development Instead of Replacing It
Technology is now ubiquitous in education and with only a few exceptions, the debate about whether digital technology has a place in education is pretty much over. The pro-tech side has emerged victorious from the early battles, and critical discussions about the place of technology in schools tend to focus on what tools should be used, rather than what their role is in educational practice. Immersion in screens from birth is the reality, but that doesn’t mean that the discussion should end. We asked Professor Lowell Monke, co-author of Breaking Down the Digital Walls, to share his thoughts about what kind of education is really needed to prepare students for the world they will face in the future.