Do Children Still Need to Learn Handwriting?

- Some educators regard technology as the panacea while the others worry over the threat of giving up true fundamental human experiences in favor of digital superficiality. A recent article by Maria Konnikova was published in the New York Times, therein - with the support of several studies - she  argued for the importance of teaching handwriting to our children.

- The hazard of dumping cursive writing is only a symptom of a more profound trend. In the pursuit of an all-digital education, we may neglect the development of old but essential faculties. It's hard to measure the potential intellectual loss from conceding handwriting to keyboarding, but the consequences may be more damaging than we think.

 

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