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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Tag Archives: Computers
The holistic philosophy is about the interaction of the cognitive and the affective; the combination of knowledges – teacher and academic (also other); teaching and learning being organised by dynamic broad aims (assisted by criteria that can be seen as … Continue reading
A very able teacher (we’ll call him Bill) from a South Auckland contributing school wrote to me saying: Sorry Kelvin I can’t agree with you on this one. We are in the 21st century, get used to it. The job … Continue reading
I was part way through a second posting alert about NZEI betrayal over CoLs and I said there was something sinister about NZEI and its behaviour generally. Then the computer madness struck. The following is written hastily and in a … Continue reading
One day, when Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet were all talking together, Christopher Robin finished the mouthful he was eating and said carelessly: ‘I saw a 21st Century Education to-day, Piglet.’ ‘What was it doing?’ asked Piglet. ‘Just lumping … Continue reading
This is a quiet posting in response to a serious situation: the state of school education. I want the real state of school education to be recognised – recognised as an impetus to much needed fundamental change to the structure … Continue reading
There have been two Herald sponsored stories in quick succession about children in the Tamaki Manaiakalani programme. The first an inspirational one about Noah, titled ‘The tech changing kid’s lives’, is about the clever things Noah can do digitally. Computers … Continue reading
Attack! 31 Computers needed in employment – bingo – computers should be central to learning: NO! NO! NO!
Welcome to ATTACK! ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading