Does technology hinder children's writing skills?
At Rose Hill we are conscious of our duty to ensure that 21st century pupils acquire technological knowledge and skills which are essential for success in modern senior schools and the working world. But while we value technology and its potential to enhance teaching and learning, we believe optimum child development is achieved through immersion in a breadth of learning environments, including the more traditional.
Our pupils’ learning journey begins in our woodland classroom, as they learn to explore and manipulate their surroundings, stimulating their imagination and self-confidence. As they grow, iPads and laptops are introduced to support delivery of our Creative Curriculum, but we are clear that children should master penmanship before they learn to touch-type.
For a minority of pupils, difficulties with handwriting are a barrier to their ability to convey ideas and in these cases it’s entirely appropriate to use typing skills to produce work instead. However, most children benefit from handling and steering a pencil: there is plenty of evidence to support links between the physical act of writing, and deeper learning.
At Rose Hill we ensure that technology is used as a supplement to a range of creative and active learning experiences, therefore there is no sacrifice to child development. The outcome are positive: a generation who possess the essential skills for success in the modern world.
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03 May 2019
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03 May 2019
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26 April 2019
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