Toronto school does not want computers in its K-8 curriculum

In Monday’s lead story for the Canadian magazine Macleans‘ web site, writer Sue Ferguson looks at the role of technology in Canadian schools and speaks to critics who fear that overexposure to computers at a young age is having a negative effect on students’ capacity to learn. For example, educators at a private school in Toronto have opted to keep computers out of the classroom until ninth grade, when students finally “move from a purely sensual, experiential curriculum to a more abstract, conceptual level of learning.”

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