Current events 9: Learning – the unplugged version

While many Edmonton schools embrace iPads and Netbooks as vital learning tools, the Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton has chosen an unplugged model for learning. Students at Waldorf learn without televisions, computers or Web 2.0 devices, istead availing themselves of different types of wireless learning learning tools and methods.

Waldorf Education Society vice-president, Netta Johnson, says of the philosophy, “I think it’s the difference between teaching a child math and teaching a child to use a calculator. If you teach a child to write, it’s a different experience than teaching a child to type”.

Read more on the Edmonton Journal’s Web site.

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