This short article is a great reminder that technology is NOT the “be all and end all” element missing from school – it’s an important part (tool), but there are other neglected pieces we need to re-emphasize to make our schools what they could and should be. Reuters has a story making the rounds this week about one of the most important parts:
“Working with one’s own hands in a real-world 3-D environment is imperative for full cognitive and intellectual development,” said the report’s author Dr. Aric Sigman.”
This is a very important part of the “Messy” learning this blog is supposed to be about. Note that for various reasons we have gotten away from the “hands-on” part of school as well as the physical activity / motor skills part … and while I’m on my soapbox I should note that this malaise is especially true with our most “at-risk” students since their schooling is more apt to be literacy centered instead of student centered.
Learning is messy!
Tags: Hands-onmessy learning